Capital cities usually attract the nation's best and brightest minds. Its various neighborhoods are often rich in energy, culture and creativity. The Zona 13 neighborhood of Guatemala City is certainly no exception to the rule. You'll find it 0.7 miles to the southwest of the capital's downtown.
It might be rather old, but El Obelisco is still a well-used square where you can spend time relaxing while immersing yourself in the history of the area. If you want to stay close by, some of the best hotels are the Westin Camino Real, Guatemala and Real InterContinental Guatemala. The family will love meeting the range of wonderful animals at La Aurora Zoo. You can drop your bags and catch some z’s at the Radisson Hotel And Suites Guatemala City and Grand Tikal Futura Hotel if you prefer to stay near this attraction.
One of Zona 13's more economical accommodation options is the Hostal Los Volcanes - Hostel.
Sightseeing is great, but we all know it can be exhausting. Take a breather and grab a snack at Café Gitane, one of the most popular cafes in Zona 13. If you've really worked up an appetite, McDonalds is an excellent choice for dinner. Up for a drink? Cap off an enjoyable day with an ice cold beer or a glass of wine at Cyan.
Should you wish to learn more about this destination, explore Expedia's Guatemala City vacation travel guide. When it's time to find a hotel, our informative Guatemala City hotels page is all you'll need.