What is the best way to see Guatemala in one day?

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There are two great ways to explore Guatemala — a day spent diving into the history and architecture of the country, or a day relaxing on the sandy beach overlooking the waves. Those who want the chance to stroll through ancient plazas and sit in a courtyard looking out over the expanse of an ancient city should head straight to Antigua, while anyone who is dreaming of waves lapping at the beach should head either to the Caribbean beaches or the Pacific Coast. For a relaxing respite with striking views, Lake Atitlán is a must, especially since day trips to the nearby villages of San Pedro de la Laguna and San Marco are just a single water-taxi ride away. And for anyone who wants to experience the wonder of the Maya and their rich heritage, head to the town of Todos Santos Chuchumatán.

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