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The perfect location for a cruise stopover
A popular point for those looking for a cruise stop-over, Puerto Quetzal offers a coastal location unlike any other. Roam the colonial streets and uncover some of the town’s secret and hidden gems, because they can be found in abundance. Taste local delicacies from the market traders that serve the local ports or wander off the beaten track and uncover the sleepy churches, quaint and colourful houses and trinket shops in abundance. Mayan Temples and ancient history also await those who are happy to travel a little further afield.
Take a trip down history lane
Travel to famed Lake Atitlan and step back in time as you encounter the indigenous people in all their finery still living along the lakeshore. Experience the real Puerto Quetzal through the eyes of locals because there really is no better way to really get to know the town than by getting involved in the hustle and bustle of everyday local life.
Magnificent Mayan temples
Or better yet, fly to Flores and experience the magnificent and enigmatic Mayan temples and palaces of the Tikal complex, surrounded by jungle. There really is no view like it in South America, the ancient city can be found deep in the rainforests of Guatemala and offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the worlds ancient temples and learn all about the ancient history of the Mayan people.
Known as a location for local Mayan arts and crafts, take a tour of San Antonio Aguascalientes and learn how to weave intricate patterns and finesse the finest details with the local Guatemalan women. Exploring the local art shops is the perfect way to find some local arts and crafts to take home with you.