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.