Department of Sacatepéquez
The charm of this region not only stems from its capital, but also the surrounding area.
Unique and invaluable nature.
The department of Sacatepéquez, at the centre of the country, has such a diverse capital that its eclecticism has made it one of the most visited regions across Central America. However, the appeal of this region isn't limited to Antigua Guatemala, the large colonial and post-colonial capital; it also extends to the surrounding area, which is home to numerous sites of natural beauty that are of incalculable value to scientists and tourists alike. For example, the forests in the south are home to a range of ecosystems that have helped to understand and explain the different climates in Guatemala. As a result, they are still the subject of all kinds of research projects. The wild feel to this region, with the nearby volcanoes, mixed with the inland and coastal climates, makes it a place of unique and incomparable natural beauty.