What to Do around The Westin Camino Real, Guatemala
Collected by Westin AFAR
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.
Avenida La Reforma, 0-63, Ciudad de Guatemala 01000, Guatemala
Explore the country’s only botanical garden—the first of its kind in Central America—and find a leafy sanctuary in the heart of the city. You’ll be able to see some 1,400 varieties of local and exotic plants here and many are rare and endangered....
7a Avenida 6-73, Guatemala
When visiting Guatemala City I decided to hire a private guide for the day, vetted through Tours By Locals, and see as much as I could since I only had one day to spend there. The guide took me to the main square where we visited the beautiful...
6A Calle, 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,...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City was developed in the valley between three ancient volcanos: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. When flying in to the area try to get a window seat because the view of these giants will be stunning. The Spanish built their first colonial...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
In Plaza Constitucional you'll find walking vendors from around the region selling uniquely crafted items. This lady traveled over 100 miles from her home village to stay with friends in the city and sell these goods. The combined weavings,...
Universidad Francisco Marroquín, 6A Calle, Guatemala
The Museo Popol Vuh is an important collection of Mayan artifacts. This treasure trove includes everything from a model of the city of Tikal where the tallest pyramid in the Americas makes its home, to impressive funerary pieces and Mayan pottery....
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...
Blvd. Vista Hermosa 2da. Calle, Guatemala 01015, Guatemala
Aerostatika, an FAA-approved hot-air balloon company, can take you to new heights above the breathtaking mountains and valleys in the country surrounding Guatemala City. Spend an hour floating along at the mercy of the breeze, silent but for the...
12 Calle, Guatemala
When in Guatemala it may feel counter-intuitive to visit a European-style pub, however a night out at Reilly's Irish Tavern is guaranteed to be a good time. A haven for locals and expats who are looking for live music outside of the Latin genre,...
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...
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...
9A Avenida 18-03, Guatemala
Calling all train fans! The Museo del Ferrocarril FEGUA is located in what used to be Guatemala City's main railway station. It's full of fascinating artifacts, including imposing steam and diesel locomotives. You can climb on board some of them...
Named for one of Guatemala’s most celebrated artists, the Carlos Mérida MOMA is a gem inside and out: The colonial Renaissance-style building boasts a mahogany ceiling and many works by Mérida in what was once his studio. You can also see the work...
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