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The nation's capital city, Guatemala City, sits about 75 kilometres to the east of Santa Cruz La Laguna.
Does enjoying a cool afternoon breeze with the sea as your backdrop sound like one of the best ideas yet? Then organise an outing to San Jose Beach, 100 kilometres to the south.
Mother Nature's handiwork is on full display in numerous places around Santa Cruz La Laguna. Just 45 kilometres away, Volcan de Fuego is a great place to start. Acatenango sits 45 kilometres away and is another pleasing spot to find some peace and quiet.
Don't be alarmed if you see a couple of fellow tourists at Tzantizotz Nature Reserve.
Tzununa, 4 kilometres to the west, is well known for San Pedro Volcano and Church of Saint Peter. Why not make your way there and swing by these outstanding sights? Alternatively, go to Solola, 5 kilometres to the northeast of Santa Cruz La Laguna, for Church of Saint Francis and Panajachel Municipal Market.
Approximately 6 kilometres to the east, Panajachel is a place with lots to offer. The Casa Cakchiquel Arts Center, the La Galeria and The Maya Traditions Herbal Medicine Garden are all quite close. Keep in mind, the Azul Maya Archaeological Museum and Santa Catarina Palopo Church may be more your thing.
Tickets? Check. Passport? Check. But have you brought your appetite? With some delicious food and drink to gorge on in this part of the world, it's the one thing you really won't want to leave home without.
If you're poring over a menu, there's a good chance you'll come across meals featuring beans (frijoles) or chicken. They're two ingredients which are commonly used in the fare here.
While you're in Santa Cruz La Laguna, dine like a local. That means sitting down to a meal of chiles rellenos (bell peppers stuffed with meat and vegetables) or gallo en chicha (chicken stew), some of the area's signature recipes.
Calories don't count when you're on holiday, right? So it's an ideal excuse to treat yourself to coconut flan, a favourite dessert.
They say life's not all beer and skittles, but there's definitely nothing wrong with indulging in a cold one now and then. When you're in this area, ensure it's Victoria.
A perfect glass of wine can round out a tasty meal, and the best regional drops can't be missed. Château DeFay White Merlot and Château DeFay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot are the top picks.
With just a handful of your travel allowance left in your pocket and some incredible memories that will last your whole life, say one last "Adiós" to Santa Cruz La Laguna.
Santa Cruz La Laguna's closest terminal is El Salvador International Airport (SAL). When it's time to pack up your suitcase and hit the tarmac, go 270 kilometres to the southeast.
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