When you come to Guatemala, you will find numerous happy
faces among some of the most friendly people in Latin America.
While most of the major races and religions are represented
in Guatemala, a large percentage of the population consists
of Mayan descendants. At the geographic heart of the American
Continent, Guatemala is bordered by Mexico in the North, and
El Salvador and Honduras to the South. The Atlantic and Pacific
border Guatemala to the East and West. It's 68,056.25 square
miles in area, making it bigger than the state of Virginia,
or the combined countries of Denmark and Belgium. Guatemala
is the most populated nation in Central America with over
11 million inhabitants. What makes Guatemala one of the most
interesting countries to visit in Latin America is that it
was the heart of the ancient Maya civilization.