Affordable Yet Alluring Places To Visit In The Americas In 2017 (Part 1)
Most travelers bypass Guatemala in favor of Costa Rica lying nearby, but then we don’t want you to do that. Time stands still as you travel into the heart of the Mayan civilization in this country with the most diverse landscapes in Central America. With less than 2% of the landmass urbanized in Guatemala, you don’t need to go looking for national parks; every place is a date with nature in this part of the world. While you are at it, don’t forget to take advantage of the ridiculously low prices and splurge on the villas and hotels on the edges of Lake Atitlán. When you have had your fill of nature, you can visit the indigenous markets and villages of the Gautemalan highlands.
Note: The US Center for Disease Control has issued a travel alert suggesting that pregnant women postpone their visit to Guatemala due to the presence of the Zika virus.