Guatemala is a feast for explorers looking for new experiences. This fantastic guidebook takes you from fiery volcanoes to historic churches dating back to the 1600s. You can sail on Lake Atitlan, raft on Rio Candelera, hike to Maya ruins, dive a barrier reef or take a bike tour around Antigua. This guide covers all the travel information you will need when visiting the country, plus the food, language, the history, flora and fauna, the economy and government. Then it zeros in on Guatemala City and the Central Highlands, La Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Solola and beyond. In-depth details on the culture, traditions and how to travel with respect for the country and its welcoming people. With the author's expert advice, you'll find excellent eateries, locally made crafts and family-run B&Bs. Color maps and photos throughout. This is a breakout from our much larger Adventure Guide to Guatemala, which covers the entire country. The author is a Canadian writer who went to Mexico in 1997 with her daughter for a few months and ended up staying. She has been exploring Guatemala since 1998. She has written for a number of publications and travel websites in Canada, England, United States and Mexico, including Fodor's and the Miami Herald.