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BEST BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOTS IN GUATEMALA

CENTRAL AND WESTERN HIGHLANDS

It is the region with the highest rates of endemism in the country. Geomorphology is made up of mountains, valleys and the highest volcanoes in Central America. The predominant vegetation consists of mountain forests (broadleaf), pine - oak forests, cloud forests and paramos in the highest areas of the western plateau. The vegetation of this region resembles that which can be found in some of the forests of North America. Some of Guatemala's most representative tourist sites are Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlán, Quetzaltenango (Xelaju), Chichicastenango and Los Cuchumatanes.