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Guatemala 3 Count: San Lucas Might Surprise You

Guatemala 3 Count, where we bring you 3 stories that you shouldn’t miss.

San Lucas, Guatemala tranquil yet growing quickly.

San Lucas, Guatemala tranquil yet growing quickly.

1. This Booming Location in Guatemala Might Surprise You

First up: San Lucas, Guatemala is booming, despite being one of the smallest municipalities in the nation. With a record number of housing developments fueled by its ideal weather conditions, abundant water, and situated on the Inter-American highway it has quickly grown into an attractive location not to just live, but also start a business.

2. Get Beyond Guatemala City (2 Secret Places Expats Should See)

Next up: Guatemala City is a chaotic home to 3.2 million people, and with a high crime rate, this is not a place that lures tourists. Instead head outside the city and go for the mountain highland town of Chichicastenango and the Mayan ruins of Tikal, the country’s best-known former Maya city.

3. How Guatemala is Carving Out a Utopia Lifestyle

Finally: The main street of Paseo Cayala, a nearly independent city on the edges of Guatemala City is a new start for a nation riddled by violence and crime. In this area the backers of Cayala hope to build Guatemala’s private city, targeting elites looking to escape crime and enjoy an unusual degree of autonomy from the chaotic capital.

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2 thoughts on “Guatemala 3 Count: San Lucas Might Surprise You

  1. 1

    San Lucas is not on the inter-american hiway it is on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Indigenous communities like this do not need a bunch of gringos coming in an speculating on the price of land thus making it out of reach for the local population to own land. The problem here and around the lake is that these communities are polluting the lake with their sewage and run-off from crop fertilization. Viva Tropical should consider what their desire to develop and make profit from third world locations can actually result in. I am beginning to think it’s all about money… and greed!

  2. 2

    Why didn’t you mention that this is San Lucas Sacatepéquez not San Lucas Toliman on the shore of Lake Attitlan? I have been through this place on the way to Antigua and it doesn’t appear to be appealing,,,

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