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Family trip to Guatemala City with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

The city of Guatemala is sure to appeal to lovers of nature and active entertainment, as the city has many beautiful parks and entertainment centers. The most famous amusement park is considered to be the Mundo Petapa Irtra. It occupies a vast territory and offers visitors dozens of incredible attractions. In the park, there are carousels for children of different ages, roller coasters and catapults for fans of extreme sports, as well as playgrounds for children of different ages. You can have a great time with the whole family in the amusement park, since there are excellent cafes and recreation zones on its territory.
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On a rainy day, you can go to the entertainment center Divercity, which also offers a lot of interesting attractions for children of different ages. In this center, children will be able to ride various toy cars, learn the basics of various professions and take part in interesting workshops. Special playgrounds are also equipped for the youngest. In the entertainment center, there is also a cafe where you can arrange an excellent family lunch or dinner.
If the aforementioned entertainment is not enough, be sure to visit the amusement park X-Park. It is more suitable for recreation with older children. A significant part of the attractions presented here are extreme, but there are several suitable entertainments for kids. In this beautiful park are positioned various obstacle courses, bridges and rope ladders constructed among trees, which not everyone is brave enough to climb. For the visitors of the park, are organized interesting team games. Here children will be able to go bungee jumping and learn the basics of rock climbing, as well as test their strength and endurance in thousands of other ways. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There is the great La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City, which is sure to please both children and adults. This zoo is very large, adorned with hundreds of trees and exotic plants, among the thick undergrowth of which are equipped with spacious animal cages. Among the inhabitants of the zoo are giraffes and lions, various kinds of monkeys, bears and wolves, as well as dozens of other animals brought from all over the world. Visitors can pat and feed the friendliest inhabitants of the zoo. One of the favorite among visitors with children is an aviary with parrots. On the territory of the zoo, there are small restaurants and playgrounds for young visitors.
Guatemala-0756 Nature lovers will also like the botanical garden Jardin Botanico. The large and well-kept garden is an excellent place for walking; even at the height of a hot day, it always reigns pleasantly cool. On the territory of the park, there are a lot of spacious paths along which children can run. During the excursion, visitors will have the opportunity to see interesting sculptures and admire rare plants.
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There is an excellent children’s museum in the city, which is called the same way - Childrens Museum. As for the design, it somewhat resembles a huge entertainment center. The museum is located in an amazing park and has a furnished adjoining territory, where various playgrounds are equipped for children. In the indoor pavilions, there are a lot of interactive expositions for kids. During the fascinating excursions, they will be able to get acquainted with the basics of natural sciences and learn a lot of interesting things about the world around them. For children in the museum, interesting master classes and games are held for kids. Excellent entertainment can be found for both kids and inquisitive students.
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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Guatemala City
♥   Amusement park 'Xocomil' Retalhuleu, 115.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Xetulul Theme Park' Retalhuleu, 115.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Guatemala City
♥   Water park 'Xocomil' , 115.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Guatemala City
♥   Zoo 'La Aurora Zoo' , 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Auto Safari Chapin' , 58.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Guatemala City

Samabaj

From the series “Famous Sunken Towns”
Researchers have discovered ancient ceramics, magnificent altars and incense, as well as many beautiful ceremonial monuments at the archaeological area. All of these priceless artifacts confirm the version that the flooding of the rich and prosperous city was sudden. Over time, the water of the oceans receded and formed the beautiful Atitlan Lake, where the ruins of old buildings were discovered. … Read further

Santa Maria Volcano

From the series “Volcanoes and Traps That Changed the Face of the Planet”
Santa Maria volcano is the part of the chain of stratovolcanoes. After the eruption of 1902, it regularly reminds us of its power. Next, the less powerful eruption occurred in 1922. Seven years later, the volcano released into the atmosphere a cloud of easily flammable gas that killed 5 000 residents of nearby towns and villages. The height of the volcano is 3 772 meters. Researchers found out that the first powerful eruption of this structure occurred about 30 000 years ago. … Read further
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Interesting places to visit with children around Guatemala City

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Guatemala City - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Guatemala City, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Guatemala City for families with children.
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