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Surrounded by volcanoes, this modern Central American city is the guardian of the millennial legacy of the Mayan culture. In its streets you’ll find that the cosmopolitan spirit isn’t in contradiction with its roots and love of its roots. Guatemala City is a unique destination that never fails to touch anyone who visits it. Full of nuance and history to share, the Guatemalan capital opens its arms for you to love her.

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Land of volcanoes

In Guatemala, even the mountains are alive. The country is full of volcanoes, and a short distance from the capital you can visit the Agua, Acatenango and Fuego volcanoes.

Antigua Guatemala  de noche

Heart of the Mayan world

Immerse yourself in the Mayan era with the recreations performed in the archaeological areas that house these archaeological treasures. Make learning fun.

A city divided

Don’t miss it! The city is divided into 25 zones, which are laid out in a spiral. The zones are divided by crosstown avenues or rivers.

Cultural destination 

When you visit, you’ll see why Guatemala is one of the countries with the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage protected sites. 

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Relive history in Kaminaljuyu

Ruinas Mayas en Guatemala

This ancient Mayan city dates back more than 2,000 years. You’ve got a date with history, and the roots of one of the most notable indigenous cultures on the continent. Discover all of the secrets hidden in this archaeological treasure, in the very center of the modern capital of Guatemala. An unmissable experience when you visit Guatemala.

Soak in the Guatemalan nightlife

The city shows its other face when night falls, and in zone 10 and zone 16 you’ll experience the party with real Guatemalan feeling. These two zones, 20 minutes apart, are home to the best places to start, carry on, and finish the party. You can start the journey in one of the restaurants or bars in the Zona Viva, and later, turn up the heat in one of the clubs in Ciudad Cayalá. 

Be amazed by the relief map

Check the map? Okay, it might not sound so appealing, but when you see it you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It is a reproduction in relief and to scale of the entire Central American country’s geography. The amazing thing is that it is not a 3D print, but was made in 1905, and to make it, the engineer Francisco Vela toured the entire country on foot and on horseback, taking notes at every step to recreate the Guatemalan geography. The site includes a tower where you can better appreciate this marvel. 

Take a rest at Lago de Amatitlan

Panorámica laguna en Guatemala

Even on vacation, you need some space to rest and reconnect with nature; in Guatemala, this place is nearby. It is Lago de Amatitlan, a favorite weekend destination of tourists visiting the Guatemalan capital. The plan usually consists of a trip around the lake, a ride on the cable car, and lunch in one of the typical area restaurants. A natural and relaxed environment that you will love.

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Kak’ik

This recipe is more of an experience than a dish. It is a recipe that has so much history that it is part of the country’s cultural heritage. Kak’ik, or turkey soup, is a dish of pre-Hispanic origin that you must try when you visit Guatemala. The star of this dish is the turkey, which is prepared for the recipe according to Mayan rituals. The characteristic taste and color of this soup come from the annatto, cilantro, and dried chilis. Each spoonful you taste will bring with it the force of a strong and enchanting culture.

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Zone 4

This zone of the Guatemalan capital is characterized by having a notable concentration of places to enjoy the best of local and international cuisine. This central zone of Guatemala City allows you to discover flavors, colors and scents while you tour and pause at some of the restaurants, bars and cafes that abound there. A gastronomic tour that will cheer your heart.

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Mirciny Moliviatis

Misha, as he is called, is an indispensable name in Guatemalan cooking. Trained in the kitchens of other great chefs such as Karlos Arguiñano and Juan Mari Arzak, he has been responsible for rescuing a cuisine as delicious and history-filled as the Central American country itself, bringing these recipes to the international stage.  Misha is an ambassador of luxury, and with his television shows he allows many people outside of Guatemala’s borders to take an interest in the flavors of the country so that, like you, they will be delighted to try them when they visit. 

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Rellenitos

This dessert contains two of the basic Guatemalan ingredients: plantain and beans. A simple-but-surprising blend that you will love when you visit the country, and which you will want to repeat over and over again. That’s why we’re leaving you the recipe:

    Ingredients:

  • 6 large plantains
  • 2 cups liquified black beans
  • 2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla

    Directions:

  1. Cook the plantains in water, in their skins.  
  2. Liquefy the plantains with a teaspoon of cinnamon and another of vanilla.
  3. Season the bean paste with the remaining cinnamon and vanilla. 
  4. Take a little plantain dough and make a cake the size of your hand. 
  5. Add one tablespoon and a half of beans. Close the plantain dough in the shape of a fritter and fry in a pan until golden.
  6. Enjoy!

 

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Food Fair and Gastronomic Festival

If you like everything revolving around gastronomy, this Fair has everything to make you fall in love. This is one of the most important food events in Guatemala, which offers, over 4 days, an approach to the restaurant market, but also this commercial and educational meeting closes with a gastronomic festival that brings together the best of Guatemalan cooking all under one roof. A unique opportunity to learn more about the restaurant business and the culinary identity of this country, which is an undiscovered treasure.

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Airport

La Aurora International Airport

Language

Spanish

Currency

Quetzal

Average temperature

66.9ºF