The country of Guatemala is the second largest in Central America, and the country with the most touristic tradition that has hold for a long time, it is also the most populated country in the region.
Its regional touristic importance lays much in its history, as an important part of the Mayan world and culture, as a Pre-Columbian settle while the Spanish Colony, and its significant role during the development of Central America as an independent region.
Because of its large population of indiginous it has been a place of much touristic traffic in comparison to the other 2 countries in the North Triangle (El Salvador and Honduras). Guatemala it's a place that possesses an invaluable historical resource in the world, its preservation of Pre-Columbian traditions that include aspects of everyday life as food, communication and dress, also economic, geographic and political traditions within its native villages. It is a journey to the historic and unknown past of the American continent.
Its traditional tourist destinations have been the city of Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlan in the central area, Tikal as its main archaeological site, the city of Flores, and Coban, in the Caribbean coast towns such as Puerto Barrios, Livingstone and Lake Izabal , and in its Pacific Coast places like Monterico have taken great importance for tourists.
The International Airport of Guatemala is located in the capital city, Guatemala City, being in the middle of the city makes it a place of easy access and connections, half an hour from the city and its tourist capital, and meeting point it's Antigua Guatemala.
La Antigua is possibly the meeting place and tourist connection in the North Triangle, since in addition to connecting with all the tourist places within Guatemala, it also has terrestrial connections with international destinations to places such as San Cristobal de la Casas in Mexico, Belize City, Copan Ruins in Honduras, and El Tunco Beach in El Salvador. It's therefore a place of indisputable touristic traffic, and could even be said a place totally necessary for the hundreds of visitors who travel from north to south, and vice versa each month.