With its natural beauty and a diverse history, Guatemala is a wonderful travel destination bringing you many scenic and intriguing sites and attractions. One of the most-visited tourist attractions is Tikal. This once bustling and highly populated metropolis is now only filled with Mayan ruins and a rainforest full of wildlife. Plan on taking a complete day or two to see all Tikal offers. Swim, boat, scuba dive or windsurf on Lake Atitlan. Three volcanoes — Atitlan, San Pedro and Toliman — border this beautiful lake. Check out the Chichicastenango Market, which is just a couple of hours southwest of Guatemala City. Local fabrics, clothing, masks, pottery, foods and other items are sold here, so don’t expect to leave empty handed. Visit the former capital of Guatemala. Antigua is a gorgeous city with many colonial buildings, fountains and gardens, and it also hosts lively festivals. Be sure to take your picture under the Santa Catalina Arch.