Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, rain forests and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Antigua, west of the capital, contains preserved Spanish colonial buildings. Lake Atitlán, formed in a massive volcanic crater, is surrounded by coffee fields and villages.
We visited Guatemala in February 2017 and stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala City and visited the Plaza Berun, Plaza Mayor and the Paseo Cayala. We also explored the Ruinas de Iximche in Antigua, and relaxed in the Kawilal Spa.