Photos - Central Guatemala (Guatemala) 

Although Guatemala is a rather small country (108000 km2) it shows an incredible diversity. The climate ranges from eternal Spring around Guatemala City, to desert, rainforest, chilly highlands, the hot and humid coastal plain, and everything in between. In addition to Spanish, about 20 completely distinct local Mayan languages are spoken in the country. The diversity makes the country fascinating, but the diversity isn't always positive. Guatemala has a huge gap between rich and poor. While Guatemala City has modern buildings, tree-lined boulevards, and all the conveniences you could want, there are many towns where the people don't have running water or enough food.

If you are planning to visit Guatemala you may be interested in having a quick look at several photos of Guatemala. Click on the links below to view the pictures. We have taken any attempt to provide exact (GPS-based) coordinates of the positions where the photos have been taken.
Guatemala City with the Volcanoes Fuego and Acatenango | The Outskirts of Guatemala City from Air | National Palace | Palacio Nacional | Pedestrians at the Plaza Mayor | Cathedral of Guatemala City | Market Square | Post Office in Guatemala City | Drink Kiosk in Front of Palacio Nacional | Flores | Church of Flores | XMas Tree | Flores and Lago Petén Itzá | Quarry | Small Volcanic Hills | Finca in the Rain Forest | Young Teak Tree | Riachuello - Small Stream of Water | Cabbage | Yucca Palm Trees | Roots of a Fig Tree | Volcán de Agua | Volcán de Agua | Typical Road Scene | Church of San Lucas | Lago de Atitlán and Volcán San Pedro | Lago Atitlán | Lago de Atitlán from Space | Lago de Atitlán | Fisher Boat on the Lago de Atitlán | Lago de Atitlán | San Pedro at the Lago de Atitlán | At the Shore of Lago de Atitlán | Villas at the Lago de Atitlán | Dug-Out at the Atitlán Lake | Volcán San Pedro | Volcanoes Tolimán and Atitlán | Cerro de Oro and Volcán San Pedro | Volcán Atitlán at the Lago de Atitlán | Lago de Atitlán | Lago de Atitlán | Small Church | Sunset at the Pacific | Sunset at the Pacific | FEGUA Terminal at Puerto San José | Former Railway Terminal at Puerto San José | Beach between Puerto San José and Puerto Quetzal | Public Transport | Typical Grocery Store | Market | Volcán de Agua and Volcán Acatenango

Here you see Guatemala from space. Image courtesy of Earth
Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.