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Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala’s largest Pacific Ocean port, and a gateway to some of Central America’s finest sights. This MSC World Cruise destination is surrounded by active volcanoes, forests and lakes, charming villages, and breathtaking coastlines.
• The Best of Antigua
• Auto Chapin Drive through Natural Park and Zoo
• El Baúl and La Democracia
Antigua is a remarkable 16th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting colonial monuments and landmarks. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll walk the cobbled streets of the town centre, visiting the Plaza Mayor, the Antigua Guatemala Cathedral, and the Captain General Palace. Next, stop by the Casa Santo Domingo hotel and museum, where you’ll enjoy a spot of delicious lunch. Then, explore the famous Jade Maya Museum and Factory to learn about stunning gemstone artworks.
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the extraordinary Auto Safari Chapin on Guatemala’s glittering Pacific Coast. Home to 96 species of animals including hippopotamus, giraffes, lions, and zebras, this family-friendly location makes for a fantastic day out!
Travel to the fascinating town of La Democracia on an MSC Cruises excursion. Here, you’ll marvel at a collection of unusual stone heads, known affectionately as “the fat gods”. Next, visit the renowned Mayan archaeological site El Baul which features stones and carvings from pre-Mayan civilizations. Finally, stop by the Las Ilusiones museum where you’ll discover a phenomenal display of artefacts.