Be the one to explore one of the world's best kept secrets!
Contrary to what you may have heard, Guatemala is the actual HEART OF THE MAYAN WORLD. The entire world recognizes the ancient Mayas as one of the greates civilizations that ever lived. It is believed that the Mayas even gave us the value of 0. In Guatemala you can find the ruins of more than 17 Mayan cities. Some say you haven't seen greatness until you see the pyramids... once you're there you become troubled to contradict that theory.
There is not much we can say about Guatemalan beaches other than: they are gorgeous and may be different colors.
- Visiting the south beaches, you can find vulcanic sand shores, with exotic black sand. There are a lot of nice hotels to stay and even a turtles sanctuary where you can pay to release a baby turtle to the sea.
- Traveling to the north, you may get to Livingston, land of the Garifunas. Livingston offers white sand beaches if you're not really a fan of black sand.
Guatemalan beaches, you like them black or white?
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Guatemala has docens of more sites to take your breath away. Either you want to love you some cultural or natural wonders, Guatemala has it... and it's waiting for you!
Semuc Champey, Alta Verapaz
Cook your own s'mores in a river of lava!
Watch how giant kites fly!
But if you're interested on being a global citizen, we've got you covered! AIESEC Guatemala offers you a variety of projects which allow you to come for a minimum of six weeks and not only visit the country but work to impact it and change its reality. Don't miss out on this opportunity...
Contact the incoming global volunteering team:
Ana Elisa Pineda: +502 3036 4770 (whatsapp)
Andrea Pernillo: +502 4721 9562 (whatsapp)
Luis Alfredo Luna: +502 3043 4677 (whatsapp)
Jessica Tejeda: +502 5633 8118 (whatsapp)
or head directly to our opportunities portal: AIESEC GUATEMALA
See you in the Heart of the Mayan World!
Guatemala is waiting for you!
The eternal spring country awaits! If you are interested in getting to know Guatemala more, read these articles from an English backpacker who like many others, fell in love with country and gives advice on turisting and budget:
Turism, or budget.