Guatemala is an independent country, located in Central America and shares borders to the north and west with Mexico; to the southeast with El Salvador and Honduras; to the northeast with Belize and the Caribbean Sea and to the south with the Pacific Ocean.
Guatemala is slightly smaller than Tennessee in size and has a population of approximately thirteen million people. The landscape is predominantly mountainous and heavily forested. A string of volcanoes rises above the southern highlands along the Pacific, three of which are still active. To the northwest, lies the low undulating tableland of El Peten, vast wilderness covered with by a dense forest. This area covers one third of the national territory, yet contains only 40,000 people. Guatemala City is the capital of the country and the largest city in Central America, situated about 4,000 feet above sea level on a plateau of the Sierra Madre – fifty miles north of the Pacific coast.
Guatemala is a very pleasant place to spend the short days involved in the process. Our team in Guatemala will make all the necessary arrangements, such as booking hotels or safe and inexpensive apartments, arranging transportation, even acting as tour guides for the adventurous. Basically sit back and relax and let us do everything for you.