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Peten
Guatemala Culture
Lake Atitlan
Lake
Chichicastenango
Culture
Santo Tomas Church
Church
The House of Jade
Culture
Silvanus B. Morley Museum
Culture
The Grand Plaza
Guatemala Culture
Temple 1
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Temple 2
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North Acropolis
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Central Acropolis
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Temple 3
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Temple 4
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Grand Pyramid Plaza or Lost World Pyramid
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The Place of the Windows
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La Fonda de la Calle Real
Dining
Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo
Dining
El Cazador Italiano
Dining
Tartines
Dining
BISTROT CINQ
Dining
Peten
Guatemala Culture
Lake Atitlan
Lake
Chichicastenango
Culture
Santo Tomas Church
Church
The House of Jade
Culture
Silvanus B. Morley Museum
Culture
The Grand Plaza
Guatemala Culture
Temple 1
Template Piramid
Temple 2
Template Piramid
North Acropolis
Template Piramid
Central Acropolis
Template Piramid
Temple 3
Template Piramid
Temple 4
Template Piramid
Grand Pyramid Plaza or Lost World Pyramid
Template Piramid
The Place of the Windows
Template Piramid
La Fonda de la Calle Real
Dining
Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo
Dining
El Cazador Italiano
Dining
Tartines
Dining
BISTROT CINQ
Dining
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Peten

Guatemala is the heart of the Mayan world with spectacular archaeological sites throughout the country. The most important places can be found in the northern Department of Peten, home to Tikal, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, El Mirador with the La Danta Pyramid, the largest of the Mayan civilization, Yaxha and many more.  

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Lake Atitlan

One of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Atitlan is surrounded by twelve indigenous villages. Each one is named after one of the Apostles and by three majestic volcanoes. The villages may be visited by boat.

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Chichicastenango

From Lake Atitlan, it's an hour's drive to one of the most famous markets in Latin America. It’s named Chichicastenango or, as the locals call it, the Chichi market. On Thursdays and Sundays, the villagers from the surrounding towns bring their wares to the market. You will find all kinds of handicrafts such as textiles, silver, ceramic and wood. Fruits and vegetables are also available. 

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Santo Tomas Church

This 400-year-old church celebrates the fusion of Catholic and Mayan religious traditions. To this day, the Chamanes perform their rituals on the stairs of the church with candles and incense.

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The House of Jade

The House of Jade opened its doors to the public on July 9, 1977 and was founded by Gerald  Leech and Amalia Dorigoni de Leech. Gerald was one of the four founders of the modern industry of jade in Guatemala. The store initially opened by selling a variety of diverse textiles and a small amount of jade jewelry. Now it’s one of the best places in Guatemala where you can obtain certified unique pieces of jade.

Once you arrive at the Jade Museum, you are immediately offered a glass of wine. Then you are taken to see the process of making jade jewelry, from the actual stone to the finished product. You may design your own piece of jade jewelry, too.

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Silvanus B. Morley Museum

This museum is inside the Tikal National Park and exhibits pieces from the burial chambers of the Lords of Tikal. A reproduction of tomb 116 found in the Gran Jaguar temple contains stelae with stones. This is a collection of ceramics, carved bones, jade and bone sculptures.

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The Grand Plaza

The heart of Tikal National Park is surrounded by impressive structures like Temples 1 and 2, the north and central Acropolis and a number of stelea and altars. All of these incredible buildings tell the unique story of the Mayan civilization in Tikal.

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Temple 1

Temple 1 is also known as the Grand Jaguar. It was built in 700 BC and is 45 meters high. You won’t soon forget this fascinating structure.

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Temple 2

Known as the Temple of the Masks, Temple 2 was built by the governor in 700 BC and is 38 meters in height. This pyramid can be seen on the west side of the Grand Plaza. Make sure to bring a camera so that you can capture its striking qualities.

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North Acropolis

The North Acropolis is considered the most complete structure. It was the religious center of Tikal in its time. Now this building is a very popular attraction that shouldn’t be missed.

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Central Acropolis

The Central Acropolis was constructed during the Late Classic period (500-900). Its construction has small patios built at different heights and lengths. Another intriguing feature is its small buildings known as palaces. You’ll be amazed by the sophistication of this architecture.

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Temple 3

This building Is approximately 50 meters high and some of the original wood carvings are still visible. Known as Father Jaguar, it was built during the Late Classic Period.

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Temple 4

This is the tallest pyramid in Tikal, measuring at 70 meters in height. It is also known as the Temple of the Two Headed Serpent. Governor Yaxkin Caan Chan commissioned it to be built in 741 BC. You may climb to the top for a view of the impressive jungle, flora, fauna and the peaks of the other pyramids.

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Grand Pyramid Plaza or Lost World Pyramid

This is one of the oldest pyramids in Tikal and measures at 35 meters in height. It was built during the Pre Classic Period. The architectural style and art of this period dates to the third century AC. 

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The Place of the Windows

This building is also known as the Palace of the Bats. It is made up of various structures and is located to the west of Temple 3. The complex has a number of connecting rooms and has been partially refurbished.

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La Fonda de la Calle Real

La Fonda de la Calle Real opened its doors in 1975. Its specialty is local Guatemalan dishes and it is known for serving the best coffee from Antigua. Over time, this restaurant has researched dishes from all of the regions and added them to its extensive menu.

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Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo

While enjoying a selection of Guatemalan dishes, you may listen to the Marimba and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Plus, you’re welcome to enjoy the folkloric dance, Los Moros. Other regional dances may be enjoyed Monday through Saturday

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El Cazador Italiano

The specialty of Cazador Italiano is Linguini with jumbo Shrimp. It also has many other popular favorites. You can experience this restaurant’s exquisite menu items every day except Wednesday.

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Tartines

Tartines’s specialty is French cuisine. You’re invited to try the Arugula Salad with pears, gorgonzola, goat cheese and nuts. It’s a delicious option that many patrons recommend.

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BISTROT CINQ

Bistrot Cinq is a French restaurant that offers a selection of wines and also serves dishes inspired by Caribbean seafood. The atmosphere is casual and the staff is very friendly.

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Attractions

Enjoy the best local attractions in La Antigua.

Antigua, Guatemala, considered a charming colonial city, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. The region is known for its architectural beauty, tranquil parks and plazas and fascinating churches, monasteries and convents dating back to the 17th century. Located just 20 minutes outside Antigua, La Reunion is the ideal destination for exploring local treasures and attractions.

You can experience a variety of recreational activities that include volcano hikes, golf, zip lining, rappelling, biking, hiking, horseback riding, white water rafting, sailing, kayaking and more. Our concierge is available to help you design an itinerary custom tailored to your interests.