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Cristian from Bogotá, Colombia asked

Best places to visit outside of Guatemala City?

Hey! I'm going to Guatemala City to attend a conference between October 1-4. I'm so excited because I will have the rest of the week to explore some great places! What are the best places that I must visit outside of Guatemala City?

Guatemala City   Guatemala

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answered by
Rick from Hanceville, Alabama

Guatemala (Pacific side) is now the sailfish capitol of the world and now tons of marlin, tuna and maji maji (dorado) are caught too.  The billfish are all catch and release and Guatemala is on the forefront of conservation. Do not miss the sportfishing in Iztapa and Port of San Jose though.  There you will find spectacular sportfishing that dreams are made of.   You can see information on the billfishing at   Most charter operators offer sailfish and marlin charters that is fishing only but most clients do all-inclusive packages that includes everything: food, drinks, fishing, luxury accomodations or if you prefer hotel rooms or condos.  Just be sure to check that your charter boat and accommodations have air conditioning!

Antigua Guatemala is a must.  Great history, volcanoes (active), fantastic food and shopping, a good taste of local culture in a safe environment.  

Tikal for the Mayan ruins, spend at least one night in the affordable places at lake Atitlan.  

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MaryBeth from Los Angeles

There are several.  Antigua, Panajachel, Lago de Atitlan.  If you have the time, it is totally worth flying up to Tikal to visit the ruins.  If one day with an overnight near the park is all the time you have, still totally worth it.  2 days to really cover it well.  Guatemala is a beautiful country.  Enjoy!

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  2. Panajachel (city)
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