Descendents of the mighty and mysterious historic Mayan civilization whose customs and traditions are still part of the social fabric, the Central American country of Guatemala is having a Pacific coastline on the southwest and a tiny access to the magic of the Caribbean Sea to the east. With an abundance of unique, and biologically significant eco-systems designated as a biodiversity hotspot, the Mayan culture once entirely occupied these regions including Belize, Honduras, South Mexico and North El Salvador before the advent of European settlers.
Featuring numerous Mayan archeological exhibits as prime tourist attractions, Guatemala is naturally blessed with a good share of mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, beaches and coastal areas that provide tremendous opportunities for tourism. Although Spanish is an official language in Guatemala, it is hardly used as a medium of communication. Primarily served by the La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala, with several ferry services to/from Puerto Barrios, Livingston and Punta Gorda in Belize, is conveniently approachable by boat.