Guatemala: Geography

Land of Eternal Spring

Guatemala Geography

Guatemala consists of mountain forests and jungle plains. There are two mountain ranges that divide the country in to three regions. The Pacific Coast is in the south, the highlands and the Peten are in the north. The highlands contain 30 volcanoes, many of which are active. There are many underground and surface-level limestone caves. The Pacific Coast is famed for its black sand volcanic beaches. Mexico in the North, and Honduras, Belize and El Salvador in the east border Guatemala. It has an area of 41,854 square miles(108,430 sq km), with 248.5 miles (400 km) of coastline on its Pacific and Caribbean coasts.