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It's situated 11 kilometres northwest of Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala.
Nothing comes close to unwinding for a day by the sea. During your stay, organise an outing to San Jose Beach, 85 kilometres to the south.
It's well known that spending time outdoors is good for both your mind and body. With that in mind, why wouldn't you make your way 35 kilometres out of Mixco to Volcan de Fuego? Volcan de Agua, just 25 kilometres away, is one more popular choice.
Whether you're a soccer follower or you just want to lose yourself in the exhilarating atmosphere, try to see a live game at Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores, the home ground of the CSD Municipal. You'll find the stadium 10 kilometres away in Guatemala City.
Interested in swinging by Central Park and La Merced Church? They're close to the centre of San Mateo Milpas Altas, 13 kilometres to the southwest. Alternatively, you could head to Sumpango. It's 14 kilometres to the west of Mixco and well-known for the Santa Catalina Arch and Nim Po't Traditional Textiles Center.
Planning to head to Antigua Guatemala? This destination is just 18 kilometres to the southwest. If you're staying here a while, get a map and circle Antigua Guatemala Cathedral, the Antigua Guatemala Colonial Art Museum and Palace of the Captains-General. Also consider stopping in at the San Jose el Viejo Ruins and Antigua Market.
Whether you enjoy the opulence of Michelin stars or devouring a snack from a street cart, tasting the local food and drink is one of the most amazing things about travel. So why not tingle your taste buds by tucking into some of the region's mouthwatering offerings?
Once you sit down and flip through a restaurant or café menu, you'll see that beans (frijoles) and chicken are two ingredients commonly found in dishes here.
Don't pass up the opportunity to sample chiles rellenos (bell peppers stuffed with meat and vegetables) or gallo en chicha (chicken stew). These well-loved dishes are what Guatemala is all about.
You won't need too much persuading to have a bite of coconut flan, a dessert that'll make you want to pack everything up and settle down here forever.
It can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to superb beers, but one must-try brew is Victoria. Grab one and bottoms up!
There's a cellar full of reasons to order Château DeFay White Merlot or Château DeFay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot. These delicious drops beckon vino savants from across the country.
It's always tricky to say "Hasta la vista" to Mixco, but you can always come back!
Hitting the tarmac? Pick a route, pack your suitcase and set an alarm. The nearest airport, El Salvador International Airport (SAL), is some 210 kilometres to the southeast.
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You don't have to break the bank to have a good night's rest in Mixco. The Hotel Pan American, located at 9a Calle 5-63 Zona 1, and the Ciudad Vieja Hotel, found at 8a. Calle 3-67 Zona 10, are both comfortable and cheap as chips. Or perhaps you'd rather bliss out in more luxurious surrounds? Then let the expert staff at the Real InterContinental Guatemala and The Westin Camino Real, Guatemala take care of you.
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