San Marcos is Promoted As a Tourist Destination 

An exchange of information took place with sectors in Mexico.

by Astrid Luna

San Marcos, by -AGN- A work meeting was held between the tourism sectors of Guatemala and Mexico to promote San Marcos as a tourist destination.

The Governor of San Marcos, José Luis Vásquez, and representatives of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism -Inguat- participated in the event.

Governor Vasquez stated, “We had the opportunity to have Mexican entrepreneurs in the department of San Marcos, representatives of the Secretariat of Tourism, the Municipality of Tapachula, Chiapas, and Guatemalan entrepreneurs from the area.” 

The governor explained that the objective is for Mexican tourism operators to promote the attractions in San Marcos as a tourist destination because of its location.


Greace Schaad, regional delegate of Inguat in San Marcos, stated, “We have created a tourist route with the attractions our department offers designed for our Mexican visitors.”

She also explained that Mexican entrepreneurs are delighted with gastronomy, culture, and beautiful attractions after experiencing the tourist route offered by San Marcos.

The places visited by the representatives of Mexico are:

  • Quetzal Refuge facilities are the habitat of the national bird.
  • Villa Alicia: a farm dedicated to growing, cultivating, producing, and roasting coffee.
  • Mayan Palace.
  • Historic City of San Pedro Sacatepéquez.

The aim is for the visitors to become promoters for all that is beautiful and marvelous around San Marcos, resulting in more Mexican tourists who visit the department.

Mexican touristic guide operator

During the activity, one of the tour companies from the Mexican region highlighted the department’s tourist attractions and mentioned they would return to Mexico the information about transportation, restaurants, hotels, and tourism agencies in San Marcos.

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