This page is my overview of backpacking Guatemala, covering the country, some tips, general things to know, transport and accommodation options, general costs and my experience of the country.
Not only is Guatemala seeped in Mayan history but it’s color and vibrancy will just captivate you. Guatemala is a true backpacker experience from the rain forests and Mayan temples in the north to the Volcanoes in the south. (Which many are very active still)
However that’s not all this vibrant country has to offer, Guatemala is basically a playground for the adventurous with two-thirds of the country covered in mountains there are so many hidden gems that will make you feel like Indiana Jones.
Travel through Guatemala and you will discover mountains, jungles, Mayan temples and ruins, caves, sinkholes, caverns, underground rivers, amazing waterfalls, active volcanoes and amazing people who still live in traditional ways. But, if you’re not looking for adventure and just want to relax through your time, don’t worry Guatemala is quite slow-paced and there are some amazing lakes you can relax on.