Hotels in Guatemala City
Several thousand years of history lies mostly hidden beneath the bustling modernism of Guatemala City, which has become a cultural and transportation hub for Central America. Development of Guatemala City hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls has encroached on ancient pyramids, yet preservation efforts have increased, and the pre-Columbian past sometimes pops unexpectedly into view. Tucked among fashionable shops at Miraflores Mall is a tiny enclave filled with Mayan ruins discovered when the mall was under construction. The Miraflores Museum a must-see for those fascinated with all things Mayan, along with the crown jewel of historic preservation, the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Guests at Guatemala City hotels can start a walking tour at the museum, go on to La Merced, a breath-taking exhibit of Catholic imagery, and wind up at the Palacio Nacional, a 20th Century art-filled building that was once the government center. One of the most unusual sights is the relief map, a three-dimensional model of Guatemala's topography. Seeing a condensed view of the peaks and clefts brings home the fact that two-thirds of Guatemala is fabulously diverse mountain terrain.
Barceló Guatemala City hotel
When it comes to hotels Guatemala City has many options, but the Barceló Guatemala City is the top choice for vacationers and event planners alike. The five-star hotel provides both luxury and the satisfying knowledge that a stay here helps the environment: energy-saving devices are installed in every room. All the best amenities are on tap: heated swimming pool, beauty center, and a variety of dining choices, including buffet specialties, Japanese fare, and casual snacking. Strikers Sports Bar features live music or karaoke most evenings, and visitors can get moving 24/7 at the gym. Outstanding among hotels, Guatemala City Barceló caters to groups from 20 to 1,500 with an array of meeting rooms and business services, while free bus transport makes transfers to and from the airport easy and convenient. Guests seeking outdoor adventure will find a knowledgeable staff ready to point the way. Kayaking on Lake Atitlán, hiking along El Tzala Waterfalls or trekking up Pacaya Volcano are just a few of the expeditions that await.