The country of Guatemala is full of diversity, beauty, culture and attractive health and wellness treatments available to the international patient. With its central location, Guatemala is a destination with state of the art technology, internationally trained physicians and vast variety of tourism.
Health Tourism is a modern alternative to traditional tourism and Guatemala offers excellent medical treatments and programs for a better quality of life. Throughout history, Guatemala has offered high quality medical services. The costs of treatments are up to 70% less than in other countries due to the exchange rate of the US Dollar to the local currency.
Guatemala’s health care sector is comparatively larger than that of Southern Mexico, El Salvador, and Honduras, which has produced a category of patients who find it convenient to travel to Guatemala for medical and dental procedures.
How to get to Guatemala
Most flights to Guatemala are routed through a few US hub cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
You’ll also find several non-direct options via San Salvador (with Taca) and Mexico City (Aeroméxico and Interjet).
What to do in Guatemala?
Guatemala is a country filled with beautiful sights, rich culture, friendly people, amazing food, and outdoor adventures. It should absolutely be on your travel wish list, and when you come here these are the some places you absolutely must visit. 1. Lake Atitlan. 2. Tikal. 3. Volcan Tajumulco. 4. Semuc Champey. 5. Antigua. Also Santa Teresita Hot Springs Hotel and Spa is a great place where you can relax and also carry the Pre and Post Operative recovery process.
Because the majority of the country’s most popular attractions are inland, most travelers don’t make it to Guatemala beaches. But if you have the time, and want to explore the road less traveled, the beaches of Guatemala are a great choice.
The cultural diversity of Guatemala is evident even in their cuisine. From the history of this Central American state, we can trace why there are several different tastes in their dishes, mainly from the Mayan and Spanish influences, in addition to the contemporary contributions of Guatemala’s very own.
In the Guatemalan meals the most common ingredients are beans and corn, prepared in plenty of recipes; but also cow meat, chicken, turkey and other animals (like deer, armadillo, iguana and spotted cavy), which form a part of a good table
The most traditional dishes are: jocón (green broth of chicken with potatoes and chayote), pepían (mayan curry), kaq’ik (indigenous dish of spices, vegetables and turkey) and bananas in mole (prepared with chocolate, sesame and cinnamon).
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