Central America on a shoestring - Guatemala (Chapter)
This is the Guatemala chapter from Lonely Planet's Central America on a Shoestring guidebook.
If you’re into the Maya, the mountains, the markets, kicking back lakeside or exploring atmospheric pre-Columbian ruins and gorgeous colonial villages, you’re bound to be captivated by Guatemala. Your experience will only be limited by your imagination and time.
- explore Tikal ¬- Guatemala’s number-one attraction for good reason
- eat, drink and sleep well, study Spanish and climb volcanoes in cosmopolitan and picturesque Antigua
- take a spectacular boat ride down a jungle-walled canyon between Río Dulce and Lívingston
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: Understand Guatemala, Guatemala Today, History – from the rise and fall of the Maya to colonialization, independence, civil war and 20th century peace accords, The Culture, Religion, Arts, Landscape & Wildlife, Directory, Guatemala City, Antigua, The Highlands, Lago de Atitlán, Chichicastenango, Santa Cruz del Quiché, Nebaj, Uspantán, Quetzaltenango & around, Huehuetenango & around, The Pacific Slope, Retalhuleu, Parque Arqueológico Takalik Abaj, Champerico, Santa Lucía, Cotzumalguapa, La Democracia, Sipacate, Escuintla, Monterrico, Central Guatemala, Salamá & around, Biotopo del Quetzal, Cobán & around, Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas, Eastern Guatemala, Estanzuela, Chiquimula, Esquipulas, Quiriguá, Lago de Izabal, Puerto Barrios, Punta de Manabique, Lívingston, El Petén, Sayaxché, Ceibal, Finca Ixobel, Flores & Santa Elena, El Remate, Tikal, Uaxactún, and Remote Maya Sites.
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