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Extraordinary Sites of Guatemala

The country of eternal spring and place of many trees is Guatemala. In this Central American nation you will find vast ecosystems, from mangroves to forests. Here we leave you five amazing sites so you do not miss the opportunity to meet them.

Lagoon of the Volcano of Ipala

Laguna Volcán

It originated thousands of years ago when the dome of the volcano Ipalá, collapsed causing an explosion that in turn left a large crater that over the years ended up becoming a lagoon. It is located in Chiquimula in Guatemala, a leafy area with diverse fauna, is approximately one kilometer in diameter and its water is green.

Castle of San Felipe de Lara

Castillo San Felipe

This building is a colonial castle built in 1651 with the aim of taking care of the territory of pirate attack in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, also used as a prison and customs center. It is located in the mouth of the sweet river with Lake Izabal to the east of Guatemala. It has been inscribed on the tentative list of the World Heritage Site of Unesco since 2002.

Tikal

Tikal

It is located within the Tikal National Park and is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Hispanic Mayan civilization. Its name means in the "well of water" in Yucatecan Mayan. It was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1979, and you can find it in a tropical jungle 300 kilometers from Guatemala City.

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey

It is a natural enclave in the municipality of Lanquín, here you will find pools of turquoise waters with depth of one to three meters. It is considered a Natural Monument of Guatemala because it is a subtropical forest with great ecological wealth, because there are more than 100 species of birds, 34 mammalian varieties and 120 different trees.

Quirigua

Quirigua

It is an archaeological site of the Mayan civilization located in Izabal, Guatemala. This place has large and impeccable gardens, was also inhabited since the second century, here you can admire sculpted monuments such as stelae and calendars, dating from the seventh century. It is Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 1981.

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