Guatemala is my favorite country in Central America and probably the world. The geography is diverse with numerous volcanos, lakes, and ancient ruins. Hiking and spending time in the national parks are great ways to fall in love with this country. While there, I hiked and photographed Acatenango and Pacaya Volcanos. These are two of the three active volcanoes in Guatemala, there are 37 in total. I captured amazing erupting volcano photos and colorful sunrises and sunsets from above the clouds.
Parque Chuiraxamolo National Park is one of the best places to experience the Guatemala landscape. Exploding volcanos and Lake Atitlan can both be see from this park.
I also visited the ancient Mayan city of Tikal. These ruins have been around for thousands of years and about 80% of it is still buried underground. It was a nice change from the other landscape around Guatemala.
Semuc Champey was another amazing location. They have tiered pools and waterfalls carved out by the Cahabon River that flow underground into caves. There aren’t any erupting volcanos here but it’s a good place to spend the day swimming in the pools or exploring the caves.