MidLife Leap: 10 Reasons Guatemala Makes The Perfect Holiday

Written by Milly Whitehead on 25 / 03 / 2019

MidLife Mutterings

Guatemala...‘shabby chic Cuba’ on steroids.

1. The place to be

Word on the street - Guatemala is the new 'happening' destination in Central America - intrepid gappers are loading up their instagram feeds with #Guatemala, so lets get ahead of the game. With a foot in both the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans, a string of majestic volcanoes running through its core, highlands, rainforests, glorious sandy beaches and the breath-taking lake Atitclan, we can kind of see why.

2. Valued contribution

The Leap supports the schools found in the hip beach side town of Monteverde. They love our volunteers - old and young, as we make a difference to their children's lives by upgrading school facilities making it a safer, more enjoyable place for the children. We need your help to keep up the good work - please.

3. You get to stay in a funky/feel good hotel

It’s awesome! You will be staying at The Good Hotel for the first few nights who invest all their profits into funding local schools - combining uber cool (trust us the interiors are to die for) combined with the feel good factor.

4. Ancient Culture

From the colonial relics in Antigua to the Mayan ruins. We will have you stepping off the tourist trail to experience life as a local – all aboard the ‘chicken buses’.

5. Physical Challenge

Embark on an overnight hike to summit a massive volcano. Walking poles at the ready, adventure awaits. Trek up to 4000m and watch the neighbouring volcano, Fuego, erupting through the night. Exhilarating is an understatement. (Ski fit is the key here).

6. Learn to surf

It would be rude not to take advantage of the 20km surfers paradise beach. Try something new, or perfect your skill.

7. Turtles

You'll visit the ARCAS Turtle & Wildlife Sanctuary, where fingers crossed, you will see some baby turtles making their first dash for the sea.

8. Beach life in Monterrico

Sit back, relax and chill on the beach. Beach bar anyone?

9. Tasty Chocolate

Visit a factory and taste the real deal. Yum.

10. Guatemala is uber cool – think ‘shabby chic Cuba’ on steroids.

Groovy cafes, great music and ancient culture. You’re welcome.

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