By Shelagh McNally
From fiery volcanoes to old church buildings relationship again to the 1600s, Guatemala is a banquet for explorers trying to find new stories. This experience advisor information how one can sail on Lake Atitlan, raft on Rio Candelera, hike to Maya ruins, dive a barrier reef or take a motorcycle travel round Antigua. There also are information on Guatemala's tradition and traditions, and the way to go back and forth with admire for the rustic and its welcoming humans. The sequence of "Adventure courses" are approximately residing extra intensely, waking as much as your atmosphere and actually experiencing all that you just come across. each one e-book deals a mixture of functional trip info besides actions designed for everybody, it doesn't matter what their age or skill. entire heritage info - background, tradition, geography and weather - offers an information of every vacation spot and its humans. neighborhood chapters take you on an introductory journey, with stops at museums, historical websites and native sights. The volumes additionally hide: areas to stick and devour; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; sensible matters; priceless web pages; email addresses; and tourism contacts. precise local and city maps function strolling and using excursions.
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Verano (summer) is the best time to visit, when the days are sunny and warm. August gets busy for a few weeks when Italians, Germans and French come over to visit. Of course, the highlands are always chilly, particularly Los Altos and Las Verapaces. The busiest time in Guatemala is during Semana Santa (Holy Week). Travelers from Central America, Mexico and South America come to Guatemala to celebrate Easter and enjoy the many festivals. The Passion Plays and pageantry in Antigua are world famous and shouldn’t be missed.
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