Naciones Unidas National Park

Located on the outskirts of Guatemala City and overlooks the spectacular Pacaya Volcano and Lake Amatitlan. The park was one of the oldest national parks in the country. It is one of the few remaining green areas in the metropolis offering a unique space for recreation and environmental education.

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The park is home to a “plaza”, the Guatemala Plaza, where thematic attractions represent some of the country’s iconic sites, creating and imaginary journey through Guatremala’s history. Visitors can stroll through replicas of Mayan temples and representations of the country’s cultural diversity, highlighting multiculturalism. Lake Amatitlán and the volcanoes of Agua and Pacaya can be viewed from the park’s overlooks.

In 2014, no less than 125,000 people visited the park to appreciate and explore nature.

In recent years Defensores has restored and built new facilities and offered new attractions, so that visitors can rent bikes, go horseback riding and for thrill seekers the parks offers mountain biking. Tailor-made offerings are also available for corporate and educational events.


In 1997, when Defensores took over the administration of Parque Naciones Unidas, the park received only about 2500 visitors a year. By contrast, in 2014, no less than 125,000 people visited the park to appreciate and explore the natural world. We hope that you also come to visit us!


Other Protected Areas

Sierra de las Minas
Sierra del Lacandón
Bocas del Polochic

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