Vacation Rentals in Guatemala

Guatemala Local Information and Area Highlights

Travel to Guatemala / Guatemala Vacation Rentals

If you ever wanted to travel to Central America, now is the time to do it! Since the late 1990’s, Guatemala has endured tremendous economic growth and as a result, vacationers are booking Guatemalan vacation rentals and soaking in the sun and culture of the most populated country in Central America.

The hub of Central America

For those who want to discover what’s south of Mexico’s border, Guatemala is the ideal vacation spot, as it features everything that Central America has to offer, but in one single country. Want tall, active volcanoes, a visual history lesson on the Mayans and European colonization, exotic animals, culture, art, music? If you answered yes, then it’s time to book a Guatemalan vacation home. While Guatemala has a rocky past, the country has been relatively stable for about a decade now, and it shouldn’t be avoided by tourists, but embraced. The only way to do that is through vacation rentals in Guatemala!

Guatemala Vacation Spots

Nature lovers will be blown away by the geographic diversity of Guatemala. From the cool highlands to the sweltering, tropical jungles, the Central American country features all kinds of weather and more than a few fascinating ecosystems! Many animals in Guatemala are endemic, meaning you cannot find them anywhere else in the world.

The magnificent Lago de Atitlán is a sight to behold, as it exists solely because a volcano erupted! That’s right, it is essentially a collapsed volcano filled with water. It’s been hailed as one of the most beautiful lakes on Earth, and as a plus, it also features Mayan villages on its shores. Lago de Atitlán is one of the most popular destinations for foreigners who want to get to know the local culture in a beautiful, laid back environment. Check out our Lake Atitlan vacation rentals here. For those seeking a more adventurous experience, why not explore the elaborate caves at Grutas de Lanquín?

But perhaps the best selling point for a vacation to Guatemala, are its Mayan roots. It’s not just the ancient Mayan ruins on display (Tikal Ruins for instance) that attract travelers from all over the world, but the dress, music, religious festivals, and other cultural activities of the modern Mayan people. There are plenty of examples of pre-colonial Mayan heritage in the contemporary culture of Guatemala, which is remarkable, as Spanish imperialism threatened to destroy all traces of Mayan civilization. A lot of political turmoil, including a grueling civil war, has haunted the region, but it has recently become a popular tourist spot for a variety of reasons. No matter what Guatemala vacation spots catch your attention, make sure to fit in a tour or two of Mayan sites.

Guatemala may be a goldmine for outdoors enthusiasts, but it has an active city life. After all, over 13 million people call the country their home! Antigua Guatemala has survived many floods and over a dozen earthquakes; the humble city that would not be destroyed is now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is a great place to experience what it might have been like during the country’s colonial times. Easter Week, or Semana Santa, is the best time to visit the city as that is when it is alive with celebration. You may choose to visit a city based on its unique backdrop (the highlands versus a forest), or you may be more intrigued by the distinct character of the city and its people. Guatemala City is a busy, exciting, even topsy-turvy urban center of the country. Again, the best time to stay in Guatemala City vacation rentals, or any other home in Guatemala for that matter, is during Semana Santa. If you can’t make it to Guatemala during Semana Santa, however, don’t worry – there are plenty of other religious festivals you can partake in throughout the year.

Vacation Rentals in Guatemala are the choice for travelers who want both luxury and affordability. Whether it's Guatemala City vacation rentals or Lake Atitlan vacation rentals you're interested in, you can find great Guatemala vacation rentals right here!

Sites and tours to see

Antigua Guatemala
Guatemala City
Copan
Tikal National Park
Quetzaltenango
Yaxhá
Bocas del Polochic Wildlife Reserve
El Remate
Lago de Atitlán
Grutas de Lanquín
Chichicastenango