Where to stay in Guatemala

Although Guatemala’s tourist industry is not as developed as that of its neighbours Belize and Mexico, there’s still a great range of accommodation options here. If budget allows, indulge your historic side with a stay in a gorgeous converted convent in the heart of Antigua, the history palpable all around you. For those keeping an eye on costs, there are cheaper options, still with picturesque central courtyards spilling over with exuberantly coloured purple bougainvillea.

Casa Palopo - Guatemala where to stay

Casa Palopó, Lake Atitlan

The same is true throughout the country; those on a more generous budget will find exquisite heritage and boutique properties (Casa Palopó on Lake Atitlan is a favourite).

Where to stay in Guatemala, besides Lake Atitlan

Terrace at Casa Palopó

But there are always cheaper options (the Casa del Mundo being the perfect example of a slightly more modestly priced hotel that is still delightful).

If you are looking to round off your family holiday with some time on the beach, you can either pop over the border to Belize, to finish up in Placencia, or you could head to Guatemala’s Pacific coast. This is not well developed but its famous for surfing, so there are a handful of chic surf lodges, which will suit families (particularly with older children) who are looking for a more barefoot style.

Belize beach hotel - end a Guatemala holiday on the beach in Belize

You can opt to end your trip at a beach hotel on Belize’s Caribbean Coast

We will always select hotels that will suit your family and fit your budget. Do ring us, or email to find out more about where to stay in Guatemala with family and we can put together an itinerary for you that is tailored to your family’s needs.

Waiting for dinner in Guatemala - where to stay in Guatemala and good restaurants

There are some excellent hotel restaurants in Guatemala as well as a lively street food scene


Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.

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