Guatemala vacations are just gorgeous. End of. Mayan archaeology abounds at famous Tikal, Topoxte and Yaxha ruins. The colonial period is captured perfectly in city of Antigua (Easter here is stunning). For those who want nature over culture, trek through cloud forest up to volcanic peaks in the Zunil mountains. Lake Atitlan, enveloped by volcanoes and indigenous lands is close to ethereal. And yes, Pacific beaches await too.