7 Best Guatemala Instagram

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Guatemala

The gorgeous Central American country of Guatemala is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. Known as the country of the eternal spring, the climate here averages a lovely 22 degree Celsius all year round – ideal for a winter break.

Turquoise blue swimming holes, traditional Maya villages and a booming coffee culture, Guatemala has it all. To make sure you see all the most Instagrammable sights, we’ve found the best Guatemala Instagram places for you.

1. Semuc Champey

Hidden deep in the jungle are these shimmering blue rock pools, with waterfalls and caves to explore. You can jump off bridges into the pools (if you’re brave enough) and a daring rope swing.

Make the effort to climb up to the viewpoint for a Guatemala Instagram shot of the waters below.


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2. Acatenango

At 3976 meters, Acatenango is the third highest volcano in Central America. Hiking up here can be tough, but the views of Antigua city when you wake up here at sunrise is worth it.

If you’re lucky, the neighbouring Fuego volcano will be erupting and you’ll get to see streams of lava flowing down its sides.


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3. Lake Atitlan

Local Mayans say that Lake Atitlan is the “bellybutton of the world,” and once you’ve been to this mystical place you’ll agree.

The volcanoes in the background and rustic fishing boats dotted along the lake add to its charm. The lake has some lovely villages around it, which you can visit by crossing the lake on boat.


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4. Indian Nose

Head to San Juan La Laguna to climb Indian Nose Hill for a superb view over San Pedro, San Clara, San Pablo, Lake Atitlan and San Pedro Volcano. This will be one the most surreal sunrise experiences you’ll ever have.

Best bit? The trek to the top is just under 30 minutes.


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5. Pacaya Volcano Hike

Pacaya Volcano is one of three active volcanoes in Guatemala, and when you hike it you’ll feel the heat underneath you from the last time it erupted in 2015.

It’s too dangerous to hike to the very top, but local guides will bring you to an area where lava still flows and you can roast marshmallows in the volcano. It’s amazing.


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6. Tikal

Tikal is an ancient Mayan citadel in the rainforests of northern Guatemala –  the central part of the ancient city alone contains 3,000 buildings.

Although tourists can no longer climb the steep steps of the stone pyramids, the entire site is incredible.


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7. Chichicastenango Market

The handicrafts market in the mountain town of Chichicastenango is a riot of colour, as locals sell pottery, textiles and handmade crafts.

It’s the largest open-air market in Central America and is held on Thursdays and Saturdays. Touristy? Yes. Still beautiful? YES.


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