InterContinental Real Guatemala
Start your morning with a delicious cup of Guatemalan coffee, grown on the highlands of the country. Once you’re ready, prepare yourself to take a tour around the city. A certified guide can take you to the most renown and picturesque areas, specially the Historical Center, which has been declared National heritage. 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, I suggest you end your day by taking a relaxing massage at our SPA InterCotinental. After, walk down the lobby and enjoy a nice dinner at any of our gourmet restaurants with options of Asian, Mediterranean and ¨Build Your Own¨ Cuisine. Also, I encourage you to try the Cacao Tikal Martini at the Maya Lounge.
Altitude: 1.499 metres. Latitude: 14º 37' 15" N Longitude: 90º 31' 36" O 3,942,348 hab. Population: 3,942,348 hab Extension: 228 Km2 Weather: Tempering
There is an active volcano in Guatemala called Pacaya and you can climb it to watch the lava. It's good to see it during the day, but for a truly extraordinary experience, take a trip to watch it at night. If you want to take the adventure ask to the Concierge.
In October many kite enthusiasts descend on Guatemala to take part in the competitions at Sumpango. Some kites can be as large as five metres. If you are interested, contact the concierge.
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.
Avenues run south to north while calles or streets run west to east.