If you’re looking for a way to see the country from a different perspective, jump in a kayak and you will see something new. Not known for its kayaking, Guatemala offers several great sites to see wildlife from the water, and take in some phenomenal view. The mangroves of Monterrico offer a wildlife and bird sanctuary which very few people get to see. Getting in the water at Atitlan gives you a perspective which can only be described as humbling as you paddle at a mile high elevation, yet still at the base of 3 towering volcanoes. Rio Dulce shows you a completely different side of Guatemala, as you paddle toward the Caribbean Sea, exploring mangroves, garifuna culture, and a day down the canyon walls of the Rio Dulce, swallowed by the jungle.
Whether you’re a beginner paddler (like me 🤣) or someone who wants to spend a few days on the water, you will find the perfect tour. These tours bring you to gorgeous outdoor areas, and let you explore the water via kayak.
We choosed to experience the flora and fauna of Izabal from the water with the best private guide Henry. 🥰 We enjoyed to see a variety of plants that Mayans are using for healing and ceremonies, moreover we could also observe animals while paddling quietly in Pichilingo waters of the river. @amatiquebay
1,04127 December, 2019
As we drove west of the airport bright billboards and neon signs advertised Walmart, Wendy’s and other fast food joints that brought back vague recollections of my childhood in Budapest in the 90s. This wasn’t what I was expecting Guatemala to look like. Was this to be a common sight during my next three weeks in Central America I wondered? The further we drove, the dimmer the lights became though, and an hour or so later I was checking into my beautiful hotel in Antigua @losolivosantigua
The coffee at breakfast the next morning was divine. I sat, eyes closed and nostrils flared involuntarily, savouring every sip.
Camera slung over my shoulder, I stepped out onto the cobbled road, squinting into the blazing sunshine. Hugging the shaded side of the street, I wandered around Antigua for 5 glorious days. I snapped away endlessly at the colourful, chipped facades, battered doors and tiled roofs. @xibalbajoyas @valiagabrielsandals