Guatemala is a top destination for those with an adventurous heart and a feeling of responsibility to help where it is needed the most. A land in turmoil, it is recommended that you work with an established and well-known program when traveling here. As a land of extremes, Guatemala can also be one of the most rewarding experiences someone will ever have, due to its beautiful natural resources and its fantastic Mayan historical past – which isn’t only in the past but in the present due to a very large continuing indigenous population, complete with Mayan customs and dress.
For its natural resources, Guatemala boasts the largest and most dramatic volcanoes in Central America and has imposing mountain ranges and tropical jungles. The weather in the lowlands is always hot and mostly humid (aside from a short dry season). In the highlands it can get quite chilly, especially at night.
For its historical resources, Guatemala is second to none in Central America. Its Mayan temples and ruins are the most impressive of any indigenous architecture in Central America, and it also boasts some of the best archeological dinosaur sites to be found in this part of the world.
Guatemala is more suited to a veteran traveler who has an adventurous streak. It can be chaotic at times and dangerous for those who don’t know the local areas and their nuances (or stay with someone who does). However the rewards Guatemala can provide – in terms of a truly dynamic and different world from what we are used to, and a chance to make a huge difference in the lives some poor but very appreciative people – are second to none
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