Guatemala, located at the heart of Central America, with an extension of 108,889 km² has a great climatic diversity, product of its mountainous landscape, granting its visitors and citizens the beauty of an eternal spring.
Due to its privileged geographic position, in a subtropical region of the northern hemisphere, it has maritime limits with the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, a main attraction for lovers of sport fishing and aquatic activities.
Its majestic volcanoes allow for warm microclimates on its beaches and tropical humid forests rich in flora and fauna. Guatemala has a mountainous landscape in almost 60% of its surface. The different ecological zones vary from sea level to approximately 4000 meters above sea level.
With more than 15 million inhabitants of different ethnicities, heritage of the Mayan civilizations and the Spanish influence of the colonial era, in Guatemala you will find a wide range of cultures, traditions and unique landscapes that will make your visit an unforgettable experience.
La Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez: our location in the heart of Guatemala
The city of La Antigua Guatemala is the great tourist attraction in Guatemala, it was named a Monument of America by the Pan-American Institute of Geography and History and declared a World and Cultural Monument by UNESCO in 1979.
The city is considered a historical and archaeological center, with a colonial architecture that dates to Colonial times. It was the city of Guatemala as of 1,543. However, on July 29, 1,773 an earthquake known as the "Earthquake of Santa Marta" occurred, forcing the city to move 45 kilometers to the Ermita Valley, where it is now currently located.
The city still retains the coat of arms that was granted by King Philip II, honoring it with the title of "Very Noble and Very Loyal City of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala".