Central America has been a budget travel destination for many years. Because of an influx of tourists, however, countries such as Costa Rica and Panama have recently gotten quite bit costlier. One country that is still very reasonable while offering many natural and historic attractions is Guatemala. The country is full of low cost hostels and budget hotels and you can find tourist quality hotels at economical prices. You can also find lots of high quality, low cost food, much of it found in local eateries known as comedores. You can usually find beer for less than one dollar. One of the best reasons to visit Guatemala is to see the ruins found at sites such as Parque Tikal, the site of an ancient Mayan city.