The Rough Guide to Guatemala

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Penguin, Feb 16, 2009 - Travel - 464 pages
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The Rough Guide to Guatemala is the essential companion to this astonishing country with detailed coverage of all the main attractions – from the volcanoes and crater lakes to the culturally-rich capital of Guatemala City. The introduction highlights the spectacular natural beauty of the beaches and wild-life reserves with stunning photography and the essential list of ‘what not to miss’. There are informative accounts of all the Mayan ruins, with detailed historical backgrounds, and how to get the most from each sight, as well as thorough explorations of those hidden gems, including the breathtaking Lake Atilán region and the jungle of Verapaz. You’ll find new colour sections about Indigenous Costumes and Mayan Architecture, dozens of easy-to-use maps, as well as countless accommodation and restaurant reviews and tips to find the best fiestas and highland markets. The guide has all the practical information you need to get there, travel around with ease and ensure you don’t miss the unmissable. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Guatemala.

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Introduction to Guatemala
Where to go
When to go
30 things not to miss
Getting there
Getting around
Copán and the Bay Islands
Chronology of the Maya
Chronology of Guatemala
The Maya achievement
Indigenous Guatemala

Food and drink
The media
Sports and outdoor pursuits
Culture and etiquette
Study and work
Travel essentials
Explore Guatemala
Guatemala City Antigua and around
The western highlands Part 1
The western highlands Part 2
The Pacific coast
East to the Caribbean
Cobán and the Verapaces
Human rights in Guatemala
Rigoberta Menchú and the Nobel Peace Prize
Landscape and wildlife
More on Guatemala
Indigenous costume
Maya architecture
Small print
A Rough Guide to Rough Guides
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