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lote 19 caje baja mar, Iztapa, Guatemala

Travelers who enjoy sportfishing might want to use their time in port to charter a captain and guide in order to find the best spots to drop some lines. Sailfish and blue marlin are among the potential catches of the day. Boats range from 9.5...

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Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal is Guatemala's best-known Maya site, and like Antigua, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. It's not hard to understand why it garnered that superlative when you're standing at the base of one of the site's pyramids,...

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5a Calle Oriente 5, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Antigua, inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1979, draws travelers keen to see its gorgeous colonial architecture and pastel palette. The town can be explored easily in a single day, thanks to its small size. The capital of Guatemala...

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Tecpán Guatemala, Guatemala

It may not be as widely known outside Guatemala as Tikal, but the Iximche Maya site was important in its own right. It was the capital of the Kaqchikel Maya for more than a half century before it was abandoned. Modern-day excavation of the site...

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Interior Of Finca Filadelfia, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

The Filadelfia Coffee Plantation (or Finca Filadelfia) is just one of Guatemala's many coffee-producing estates, but it's been around for a while—since 1870, in fact. Getting there is fun; the 90-minute drive is a beautiful journey through...

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Slightly less intimidating than the much larger and more chaotic central market, Antigua's handicrafts market is lined with several dozen stalls where you can find a variety of artsy souvenirs. Be prepared to negotiate with eager vendors who are...

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3a. Av. 3-45 Zona 2 CALLE SANTANDER, HOTEL REAL SANTANDER PLAZA, Panajachel, Guatemala

This fair-trade store features the crafts of Guatemalan women, and their co-op model means both they and their community benefit from your business. Among the items sold at Thirteen Threads are colorful shawls, table runners, rugs, handbags and...

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4a Calle Oriente 34, Antigua Guatemala 30001, Guatemala

Visitors to Jade Maya can watch artisans hand-craft figurines and other objects of jade, a stone that held spiritual significance to the ancient Maya. Earrings, bracelets and necklaces are also among the inventory at this popular souvenir shop in...

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Calle de Finca San Buena Aventura, Panajachel, Guatemala

You won't find a lovelier view from a terrace table in all of Guatemala than the one here. The restaurant at Hotel Atitlán looks out onto the lake of the same name, as well as volcanoes, and is surrounded by flowering gardens and an...

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Monterrico, Guatemala

Don't let the dirt road on which it's located deter you from a meal at El Pelicano. The restaurant is a favorite among repeat visitors to the region, thanks to big portions and tasty dishes (salad with avocado, cashews, grapes and...