Population 13,300,000 Guatemala is a land of great natural beauty, marked by highland lakes, exotic wildlife and some of the highest volcanoes in Central America. Its Mayan ruins, especially those at Tikal, are breathtaking remains of one of the world’s most ancient civilizations.
The city is divided into 21 zones, Zona 1 is the old historic center. Here you'll find the national palace, the presidential palace, the cathedral, the main plaza and the Central Market. South of Zona 1 is Zona 4 where many of the official buildings are situated.
The common way to get around in Guatemala City is by bus or taxi. The buses run from early morning till about eight in the evening. It is not advisable to take the bus after dark. Also, robbery on the buses is quite common.
In Guatemala City, there tend to be a lot of pickpockets, so make sure you aren't packing any documents and other important stuff while you're sightseeing. It is recommended that visitors limit their sightseeing to the major destinations and travel with a reputable tour group.
Well i was in guatemala i went to Tikal. It is the largest ruined ancient Mayan city. This city rests in lowland rainforests and several large animals are known to wonder the ruins, including jaguars and cougars. At its height Tikal was one of the most populous and important cultural centers in the Mayan world. The area was originally settled in the 4th century BC and slowly grew in power
GDP per capita $5,300 (2008 est.)