The CoEd Staff recently weighed in on their favorite places in Guatemala. Joining CoEd on an upcoming Project Tour? Consider adding a few days onto your trip to Guatemala to see some of these great places!
“I love visiting the little mountaintop schools in the rural highlands, especially during the rainy season when everything is green. You can look out at the hills and valleys below, and see a green patchwork quilt of farmland, roads, forest, and small communities spread as far as the eye can see.” -Ann
“It’s too hard to choose among all the amazingly welcoming communities I’ve visited, so I’ll go with Tikal. The sense of history in the Mayan ruins combines with the jungle surroundings and the frequent roars of howler monkeys to create an awe-inspiring experience.” -Katie
“My favorite location in Guatemala would have to be floating down the Rio Dulce on a sunny afternoon.” -Gina
“My all-time favorite is a tiny village called Loma Linda, where I studied for 5 weeks. Situated next to the active volcano Santiaguito, the village boasts some cool finds, including a worm-composting project, eco-hotel, Quetzal bird-watching, and a view of the entire coffee cycle.” -Jennifer
“My favorite place I’ve visited in Guatemala is the Ixil Triangle. I loved the beauty of the landscape and the people, as well as the remoteness. It seemed frozen in time, and how cool that they have a whole language there for just a few little villages!” -Holly
“My favorite Guatemalan destination spot so far has to be ON Lake Atitlán—the beauty of both the water and the volcanic surroundings are simply breathtaking. This past February was my first time down with CoEd, so hopefully I’ll be able to build my repertoire of favorite places sooner than later!” -Renee