It’s got friendly folks, perfect weather and so many sailfish you can even land ’em on a fly rod
There’s an excellent tourism infrastructure
If you’re not an experienced traveller, visiting Central America can be intimidating, but today’s Guatemala is safe, stable and welcoming to Canadians. In addition, travel within the country is a breeze, since English-speaking reps from your fishing lodge will pick you up at the airport. The 90-minute drive to the coastline brings you down from the mountains, passing by several volcanoes, plus coffee bean and sugar cane plantations. A highly recommended stop en route is the historic mountain town of Antigua (above), with wonderful markets and Spanish architecture from the 1500s.