Collected by Tara Guertin, AFAR Staff
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
For delicious French cuisine and old world ambiance Bistrot Cinq can not be beat. Have a seat at the intimate bar for an afternoon glass of Sancerre (or absinthe!) or a delicious dinner of steak frites. The escargot was amazing and the staff...
No. 9, 1a Calle Poniente, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Hector's was my favorite restaurant in all Guatemala. The meat was delicious and tender - It was perfectly cooked. The tiny restaurant only has 8 or so tables and a mini bar overlooking the kitchen where Hector works his magic. The place is dark...
Tecpán Guatemala, Guatemala
Iximche is the small Mayan site that was once the capital of the Kaqchikel kingdom. The ruins are an easy stop over along the Pan American highway on your way to Lago Atitlan from Antigua. I found it special because I was the only gringo anywhere...
Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala
Huxley considered Atitlan the most beautiful lake in the world. When you find yourself perched on the terrace of Casa Palopo, there is no way you won't agree. Facing three volcanos and a setting sun, the resort feels unworldly - and with a glass...
Do yourself a favor and allow yourself A LOT of time here. You will not believe just how big and meandering this incredible market is. Everything and anything from fried Pollo to traditional handcrafts to vacuum cleaners can be found within the...
I very much enjoyed staying at Meson Panza Verde. I felt as if I were traveling to a special resort 100 years ago. I had candelabra's in my bathroom and persian rugs under the four poster bed. The entire hotel was stunningly furnished. The rooms...
Unnamed road, El Paredon Buena Vista, Sipacate, Sipacate, 00000, GT, El Paredón Buena Vista, Guatemala
Surfing in Guatemala is just starting to hit the radar and its only a matter of time before new hotels and surf camps start popping up all over the Guatemalan Pacific Coast. Right now there are two solid options to pick from: Paredon Surf House...
Tikal National Park finds itself on most itineraries to Guatemala. It stands as the biggest and best preserved Mayan site in the country. The structures may look familiar - this is because George Lucas filmed one of his Star Wars epics on its...
El Remate, Guatemala
El Remate and the surrounding ares by the north shore of the lake is the place to be. the town is quiet, charming and closer to the national park. I stayed in the cute Posada Del Cerro. On your down time (when not in the park) you can swim in the...
Ölüdeniz, Muğla, Turkey
Oludeniz it is one of those places where if you like to look at the world through the comedic lens of photographer Martin Parr then this is the place for you. Packed together under white beach umbrellas Turks, Brits and Russians splay themselves...
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