Guatemala is located in Central America, between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It shares borders with Mexico to the north and Belize to the northeast. Both Honduras and El Salvador share its southeast border. This is a mostly mountainous region, with a hot tropical climate. It has a rich and distinctive culture with strong Mayan and Spanish influences, though the cities have a predominantly European influence, mostly German.
Guatemala is a relatively small country and has varied topographical features. Most of the country is mountainous and volcanic in origin, but there are lush tropical rain forests in the north and fertile plains in the south and east. There are also many beautiful lakes and rivers.
The country is very much favoured by adventure travellers, because there are many activities to try, including hiking, biking, rafting and kayaking. There are also ruins to explore, volcanoes to hike and mountains to climb.