LAVA GUARDIANS

Guatemala and Costa Rica, tour their natural parks

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A land with a difficult past full of violence and dictatorships, Guatemala is a country that has been able to rise from its ashes, establishing itself as one of the favourite destinations of Central America, together with the verdant Costa Rica. Keep reading

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Antigua Guatemala

A stroll through colonial architecture

2 Nights

Street in Antigua Guatemala
The Santa Catalina Arch in Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala handicraft
The volcano
Colonial houses in Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala square
Ruins of Santiago Cathedral

Antigua Guatemala is considered a real jewel of the colonial era for its splendid architecture and is recognised by many as the most beautiful town in Guatemala.
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2

Atitlán Lake

A deep caldera of water in the mountains of Guatemala

2 Nights

Lake Atitlan
Lake Atitlan's panorama
Lake Atitlan at sunset
Fire on Lake Atitlan
A boat on Lake Atitlan

Discover the infinitely pure panorama of Lake Atitlán, located 1,500 metres above sea level in the highlands of Guatemala.
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3

Guatemala City

A city with a passion for music and street food

1 Night

The Cathedral in Guatemala City
The cathedral and the fountain
The building in the centre of Guatemala City
Guatemala City

The immense "Guate" is an energetic city full of experiences, divided into totally different "zones" but linked by the passion for music and the comings and goings of "camioneta de pollos", the magnificent buses decorated flamboyantly.
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Flores (GT)

Flores, one of the most picturesque villages in Guatemala

2 Nights

Flores
Petén Itzá lake
Flores from above
Tikal ruins
View over Flores

This is a small village overlooking Lake Peten in Northern Guatemala.
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San José

Between colonialism and modern spurts

1 Night

The colonial architecture
San José
San José National Theatre
San José

Affectionately called "Chepe", San José is often underestimated and considered uninteresting; but thanks to important city redevelopment works, it has become a lively cultural centre today.
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Turrialba

A lively university city

2 Nights

Turrialba
Waterfalls in Turrialba
Turrialba volcano

Far away from the tourist areas, Turrialba is a colourful university city famous for its research centre - CATIE, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza - and the University, a huge source of pride for its citizens.
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Arenal Volcano National Park

An amazing volcano in the green of Costa Rica

2 Nights

The famous Arenal stratovolcano
Nature in Arenal Volcano National Park
Trekking in Arenal Volcano National Park
Sunrise over Arenal Volcano National Park
Hanging bridge over Arenal Volcano National Park

Although dormant, the Arenal Volcano still attracts visitors for its grandeur and the splendid panorama surrounding it.
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Recommended activities

  • Palo Verde and Tempisque River: Tour from Guanacaste
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San José

1 Night

In San José you will make a necessary stop to "break" the journey or for a logistical change (for example, leaving the car to take a flight or a ferry).
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9

Puerto Jiménez

A walk in the park with the greatest biodiversity on the planet

4 Nights

Corcovado natural park
The nature of Puerto Jiménez
Palm trees of Puerto Jiménez
Puerto Jiménez waterfalls

Located in the canton of Golfito, Puerto Jimenez is the ideal starting point to visit what National Geographic has called the park with the greatest biodiversity on the planet: Corcovado Natural Park.
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San José

1 Night

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