, "the land of eternal spring", quenches the cultural thirst of even the
most jaded traveler. It is a retreat of resplendent natural beauty, steeped
in an artist's palate of vibrant color.
A land rich in tradition, at times embracing, at times resisting modernization.
Her people, emerging from a protracted civil war, exude a palpable optimism
that defies their tumultuous legacy. From the mystery of its Mayan temples
hidden deep in El Peten, to the stunning colonial architecture of its
old capital Antigua, to the energy of its colorful, chaotic highland markets,
Guatemala weaves a harmonious assortment
of sights and sounds that will overwhelm, engross, and astonish.