Guatemala is a country full of colour and contrast. The intense greens of the lush forests contrast with the black sand of the Pacific beaches. The yellow ochre of the old colonial mansions stands out clearly against the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, while in the distance, the red of Agua and Pacaya volcanoes blaze.
Very little frequented, the Pacific coast that borders the ocean for 155 miles is not as beautiful as the one in Mexico. There are no seaside resorts along this strip of land, which is above all agricultural. The Caribbean coast, the country's port zone, is more attractive.
Thousands of archaeological sites can be found on the quiet lands of Guatemala. Stuck in the middle of the tropical forest, in the El Peten region, the ruins of Mayan cities stand with splendour and shrouded in mystery.