4 Unexpected Adventures for the Family in Guatemala City

Guatemala City is not in most travelers mind whent they think of traveling to Guatemala. But it can be a fun place for families, there are many family oriented places to visit. I was not a fan of this city but I gave it a chance and found that it was a City with tons of fun options.

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These are some great places for a family day out in Guatemala City:

1 – Children’s Museum – This is a museum created 10 years ago by the Guatemalan Government to give kids tools to learn and have fun at the same time. It is located in Guatemala City’s zone 13, really close to the international airport. My 7 year old son loved this museum, he got the chance to play and learn at the same time without knowing it.


2 – La Aurora Zoo – This is Guatemala’s national zoo. I must say I that truly impressed by it. It has many different species of animals but the main thing is that they are not miserable in a tiny cage. My boy and I had a blast in this place. In it you will find all the characters from the Lion King and Madagascar.

3 – Xpark – This is an adventure park located in the Hincapie Avenue of Guatemala City. It is a park designed for adventurous souls where you will find a climbing wall an obstacle course, bungee jumping, gotcha and trampolins for all ages. My husband and son love climbing everything they find so you can imagine how much fun it is to go here.


4 – IRTRA Amusement Park – Mundo Petapa is part of IRTRA. It is a project that has 7 parks and 4 hotels all over Guatemala that was created by a group of private companies for their worker’s recreation. This amusement park was recently remodeled and got lots of new fun games added. I can’t start to tell you how much I love that place, the rides and the service. It’s a great place for a family day out.


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Dare to try some of these fun activities in Guatemala City, or find new exciting ones! You won’t be disappointed.

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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

2 Responses to 4 Unexpected Adventures for the Family in Guatemala City

  1. Maria NY says:

    Traveling to Guatemala you must visit the Mayan cities in the north. Beautiful experience fit for the whole family. Especially this December when a the greatest Mayan cultural event is happening, the beginning of a new Mayan era!!

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