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Looking for tours and activities in other parts of Guatemala? Here are other popular Guatemala destinations.
Many of our guests stay in Antigua before or after coming to Lake Villa Guatemala. Antigua is considered the best-preserved colonial city in Central America and is the home to impressive ruins of colonial churches. It was once the capitol city of
Guatemala, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Besides it’s architecture, Antigua is known for its restaurants, art galleries, and fiery displays from nearby Fuego volcano.
Antigua is about an hour’s drive from the Guatemala City airport, so it’s a great place to stay either the day you arrive in Guatemala or the night before you fly out.
The ruins of ancient Tikal are the best-known of Guatemala’s Mayan ruins. Tikal is located in the rainforest of northern Guatemala, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lake Villa Guatemala guests often visit Tikal before coming to Lake Atitlan. Most take a commuter flight from Guatemala City to Flores, the nearest airport to Tikal National Park.
Quetzaltenango is Guatemala’s second largest city and usually referred as Xela, a shortened version of its indigenous name, Xelajú.
Much of Xela’s architecture comes from the 19th Century, when the city prospered as part of a coffee boom.
Xela is home to universities, a large number of Spanish schools, and the often-active Santa Maria and Santiaguito volcano.
About 1/2 hour from Xela, in the cloud forest of Zunil, is the natural hot springs of Fuentes Georginas. This beautiful area is popular with Guatemalan’s and largely unknown to visitors.