Guatemala surprises with its variety and delivers a diversity of humanity and landscape that belies its size.
From the indigenous groups whose villages press into the hillsides of the Western highlands to the epic Mayan ruins of Tikal, there's a little something for everyone within Guatemala's oddly carved borders.
So what is Guatemala? Here is our answer — in photos.
Antigua: Colonial Charm and Markets
Xela (Quetzaltenango): Indigenous Highland Culture
Semana Santa (Holy Week): in Antigua
Antigua's Semana Santa (Holy Week): In Fisheye
Totonicapan: Microfinance Borrowers and Tuesday Market
San Francisco El Alto: Weekly Market
Lake Atitlan: A Three-Day Hike in the Hills
Guatemala City: Microfinance Around the Capital
Rio Dulce and Livingston: A Laid-Back Slice of Guatemala
Tikal, Flores and Coban: From Mayan Ruins to Coffee Towns
And for moment at least, we say goodbye to Guatemala as we head further south into Central America.