Guatemala City for Kids
Collected by Max Power
Guatemala City, Guatemala's largest urban area, lies on a high mountainous valley surrounded by ancient volcanoes. It's an ideal destination for those interested in exploring both the Latin American city lifestyle as well as its gorgeous and unique natural environment.
10A Avenida, Guatemala
It doesn’t matter whether you’re truly a fan of soccer or not, watching a match in a country which loves the game turns it into a thrilling experience—even if you can’t explain the off-side rule! Head for Estadio Mateo Flores to watch local heroes...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Los Proceres hosts over 250 shops, boutiques, and kiosks, all in an atmosphere perfect for family shopping in Guatemala. They offer a mix of retailers who carry everything from kids clothing to specialty food products. They even have entertainment...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tamales—warm and moist and filled with potatoes, cheese, and shredded chicken—are classic Guatemalan street food. Just look for the little Mayan man strolling along the avenue toting a cooler and whistling, or jingling, or tooting a tiny horn. His...
KM 11.5 Carretera a Boca del Monte., 2380-2080, Guatemala
At XPark you can rock climb, zip-line, or bungee trampoline. This extreme sports park is great for anyone desiring a bit of an adrenaline rush. You can play paint ball, roller skate, or even go horse back riding. Lunch is available and prices are...
6A Calle 6, Guatemala
The incomparable beauty of Mayan textile arts is often the first thing that strikes a visitor to Guatemala and one of the memories that sticks with them the longest. The Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, or the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress,...
7ta. Avenida 6a, Guatemala
For an immersive tour through Mayan history in Guatemala City, visit the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. They have carefully curated one of the most intriguing collections of Mayan artifacts. Each hall caters to a different time period and...
5A Calle, Guatemala 01013, Guatemala
I love checking out local zoos while traveling—especially when they're clean, humane, and informative. The Aurora Zoo in Guatemala is definitely a great spot to take the kids for an easy day of excitement. It's been open since 1924 and actually...
5A Avenida, Guatemala
This energetic restaurant facing the south side of Parque Concordia serves authentic Guatemalan food, with chefs at work along one side and orange-aproned waitresses scurrying about. They also have a marimba band on weekends which is not to be...
3A Avenida 10-40, Guatemala 01010, Guatemala
Porcino Pollo specializes in simple chicken dishes that will surprise you. I ordered the breaded chicken with a side of rice, and it came out perfectly. The chicken was crispy and delicately seasoned. Our server was extremely sweet and funny, and...
Colonia del Maestro Uno, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Da Francesco Ristorante serves home-style Italian dishes created from fresh, unique Guatemalan ingredients. The dish pictured, Anacates al Ajo, was created from anacates, a wild mushroom from the highlands of Guatemala. While they look similar to...
13 Calle 2-75, Guatemala
After indulging in delicious local Guatemalan fare – plantains, rice, beans, and the like – you may want to let your body take a breather with some healthier sustenance. Thankfully, Guatemala City is home to a branch of Pitaya Juice Bar (Antigua...
Mercado Central, Chimaltenango 04001, Guatemala
Mario Rene sells fresh jalapa cheese and quesadillas in In the Mercado Central of Guatemala City. Unlike the typical quesadillas you'd find in America, these are created using cornbread and Zacapa's regional cheese. An unexpected find, this shop...
Las Americas, Avenida Las Americas, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Junky Glam has a great collection of vintage and trendy items for sale, ranging from graphic tees to neon accessories. Similar to an Urban Outfitters, sans the hefty price tag, this is the perfect place to pickup a fashionable memento. While the...
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