Xocomil Water Park and Xetulul Amusement Park : This amazing recreational center and its unique accommodations have quickly become Guatemala’s top tourism draw and are certainly worth a stop if traveling to Guatemala with children or if you just need to indulge your inner child.
Takalik Abaj : This unique site spread over a series of terraces and coffee farms reveals interesting elements of Olmec influence in early Mayan culture. Adding to its allure is a wonderful lodge found on its ninth terrace.
Manchón Guamuchal Wetland Preserve : These important protected wetlands are an excellent spot for bird- watching, which you can do along the canals lining the dense mangrove forests. The clean, gently sloping dark-sand beaches here are also among Guatemala’s best-kept secrets.
Iztapa : Guatemala is undoubtedly the sailfishing capital of the world, with several world records for single-day catch and release in the waters just off the coast of Iztapa. Several new outfitters and lodgings have sprung up to accommodate the wishes of this very distinct class of adventure travelers.
Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii : Here is one of Guatemala’s most popular, accessible beaches with a wide range of nearby accommodations. In season, you’ll have the rare chance to spot a nesting sea turtle or interact with baby sea turtles at the local turtle hatchery before their initial voyage out to sea.