InterContinental Real Guatemala
Start your morning with a delicious typical breakfast at The Market Restaurant located in the main lobby. Mornings are perfect for cultural or shopping city tour. The Historical City Center, declared as National Heritage, will be a highlight of your visit. Here you can visit the National Palace, the Cathedral, the Central Market, and much more. Also, visit the Handicraft Market for some souvenir shopping.
Antigua Guatemala is the perfect place to visit during the afternoon. On the journey, delight yourself with the beautiful landscapes along the way. Once you arrive, get ready to enjoy an extraordinary preserved Spanish colonial town, perfectly located between the Water, Fire and Acatenango volcanoes. Make sure to visit the stunning array of museum and ruins, the markets, and the cathedral.
Once you are back in the city, be sure to pamper yourself with a relaxing hot stone massage at our luxurios SPA InterCotinental. Later that evening wrap up your perfect day with a Cacao Tikal Martini at the Maya Lounge and dinner at any of our four concept restaurants with options of Japaneese, Mediterranean and ¨Build Your Own¨ cuisines.
Guatemala is located south of México in Central America. Rich in culture, flora, and fauna it is home to volcanoes, rainforests, Mayan sites, volcanic and white sand beaches, hidden water sink holes “Senotes” and colorful highlands. Guatemala City is the capital city, and it displays well preserved colonial buildings such as the National Palace of Culture, the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. La Antigua City, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just 45 minutes West from Guatemala City.
Guatemala sits within the so-called "Ring of Fire" of the Pacific. It is home to 37 volcanoes, among those 4 are currently active. The landscape and natural wealth make the mountain range stand out. The scenery is worthy of appreciation.
Mayan kite flying
In November the Northern winds grow stronger announcing the beginning of the dry season. These strong dry winds create perfect conditions for kite flying. Indigenous people have used kites to communicate and unite with their deceased loved ones, an ancestral Mayan tradition. These kites can measure up to 15 feet in diameter.
Nature - Parks and Reserves
Guatemala is host to one of the richest biological treasures in the world, the habitat for 10% of all species registered on the planet. This encompasses 19 ecosystems, 300 microclimates and 33 volcanoes, five of which are active. Travelers can go from cloud forest to a black sand beach on the Pacific Coast in just a few minutes. There are 93 protected areas and 25 classified as special protected areas, which range from mangroves on both coasts to mountain cloud forests. They all add up to 1.4 million hectares in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, one of the most important ecologically in this hemisphere.
Roads, Avenues and Zones
Avenues run South to North while "calles" or streets run West to East. The city is divided among "Zones" or zonas. If looked from the air the Zones have a spiral shape originating on Zone 1, City Center.