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Agua Escondina Is Tapped by Guatemalan Government as the First Planned Tourist Destination

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Guatemalan President Otto Perez is honoring his commitment to attract visitors to Guatemala. He recently named the village of Agua Escondida, located in the municipality of San Antonio Palopo, Solola, as a government planned tourist destination. The village will benefit from the construction of roadways and pedestrian areas, and bike paths.

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Village of Solola declare as Tourist Destination Planned

During the activity the presidential duo, Otto Perez Molina and Roxana Baldetti, together with Peter Duchez, director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat) and local authorities said they are committed to providing tools for local and foreign visitors enjoy the beauty and the natural environment there.

The authorities offered to conduct a study to attract tourism, building the dual carriageway and pedestrian areas, and create a bike path, which will help visitors make sport.

“For this road project has already established a dialogue with the Minister of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing, to identify the resources and schedule the work, which may be completed in one year,” Bush said.

In addition, Perez Molina said he will seek support for investors to approach the place and invest in the hospitality and thereby generate employment and income for local people.

Meanwhile, Duchez, director of Inguat, in his speech said that the area was selected because of viewpoints that show how “wonderful” Lake Atitlan, and being surrounded by mountains.

Also, the official said that by declaring Planned destinations require a joint effort between Government, the Mayor and the Executive, because this will ensure the safety, entertainment, and above all sustainability and employment for the population.

“With the planning of the various institutions are expected to have in 24 months with the conditions for tourists to enjoy the beauty of the place of the most appropriate way,” said the director.

Finally, the mayor, Matthew Martin, thanks for the support extended by the president because, in addition to generating employment, improve the lives of the inhabitants.

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