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Things to do in Guatemala

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Guatemala. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Guatemala attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Guatemala to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Guatemala.

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  • Global Vision International

    Get a dose of colonial culture in Antigua and teach children how to read at schools in the nearby villages of San Andrés Itzapa and Santa María de ... More
  • Katie Nelson

    Years as agent: 14. Other specialties: Costa Rica, Guatemala. Consulting fee: Varies. katien@travelpoints.com More
  • Kensington Tours

    A vast range of personalized itineraries, including working on archaeological digs in Israel and trekking to see gorillas in Rwanda, while staying ... More
  • Route up Pacaya Volcano

    A trek uphill to see steam vents and rivers of lava on Guatemala’s Pacaya Volcano is a popular tourist hike, since it’s near Guatemala City. But af... More
  • Zachary Rabinor

    Years as agent: 10. Specialties: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize. Consultation fee: Varies. More
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