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Guatemala City

Guatemala City Vacations

Guatemala City is the largest city in Central America and functions as Guatemala’s capital city as well as its capital of culture, finance, and entertainment. Known and referred to as “Guate” by locals, the city is home to over three-million people and is located in the heart of Guatemala, nestled in the central highlands.

Region: Guatemala

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Courtyard Guatemala City

Courtyard Guatemala City

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Guatemala City

This contemporary hotel is conveniently located in Zona 10 and features stylish rooms and suites with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, oversized windows and luxurious bedding.

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Guatemala City dates to the pre-Columbian era and was primarily inhabited by the Mayan people, which lends to its diversity in landmarks, ruins, art, and culture. Due to its surrounding landscape, history, and urban lifestyle, the city offers a diverse array of attractions. The best place to start exploring the city is the Plaza de la Constitución, or Parque Central, which was built in 1776. This is Guatemala City’s main square where people congregate, communicate, and celebrate. Here you will also find two of Guatemala City's top attractions: the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace. 

What to See

Explore the cobblestone streets of Centro Histórico to discover additional colonial-era buildings, cafes, and vibrant street art. For an authentic taste of the Guatemalan lifestyle, a visit to the Mercado Central is a must. This bustling market is a sensory delight with colorful textiles, traditional crafts, and local produce. Archaeology enthusiasts can explore the Kaminaljuyu Archaeological Site, an ancient Mayan city located within the Guatemala City limits. This archaeological marvel provides a fascinating glimpse into Guatemala's Mayan past, with remnants of pyramids and structures dating back centuries. Paseo Cayalá offers up a more modern shopping experience. One of the newest additions to the city, this open-air mall features stunning architecture that blends modern and colonial influences and is a popular place for people to walk, shop, dine, or enjoy a local cup of coffee. 

Zone 1

Zone 1 is the historic center and heart of Guatemala City and its most-visited area. Here you will find the Plaza de la Constitución, National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, bars, bistros, cafes, and much more.