From the indigenous groups whose villages press into the hillsides of the Western highlands to the epic Mayan ruins of Tikal, there’s a little something for everyone within Guatemala’s oddly carved borders.
So what is Guatemala? Here is our answer — in photos.
Antigua: Colonial Charm and Markets
Xela (Quetzaltenango): Indigenous Highland Culture
Semana Santa (Holy Week): Via Antigua
Antigua’s Semana Santa (Holy Week): In Fisheye
Totonicapan: Microfinance Borrowers and Tuesday Market
San Francisco El Alto: Weekly Market
Lake Atitlan: A Three-Day Hike in the Hills
Guatemala City: Microfinance Around the Capital
Rio Dulce and Livingston: A Laid-Back Slice of Guatemala
Tikal, Flores and Coban: From Mayan Ruins to Coffee Towns