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From Guatemala to TikalFrom Guatemala to Tikal

23/02/2011
People ask me all the time what-s the best way to get to Tikal from Guatemala City. If you have zero budget problems you can take a flight early in the morning (6:00-7:30). TAG and  [ más ]

Steamy and read night at Pacaya VolcanoSteamy and read night at Pacaya Volcano

16/01/2013
Me and some friends watching the heat at Pacaya on a cold night in Guatemala. The picture, as usual, was taken without filters. I never use filters. Pacaya volcano at night, or -Paca-night- After several  [ más ]

Contact usContact us

23/02/2011
Feel free to contact us. Want to know more about Guatemala? Do you need a tour? Need hotel recommendations? Do you want to share a story? Or just want to say hi Send us an  [ más ]

Cathedral of San José in La Antigua GuatemalaCathedral of San José in La Antigua Guatemala

16/04/2011
The original church was built under the direction of Jose de Porres, renowned architect of the time. However, the building was reduced to ruins by the earthquake of 1583 and 1600 that damaged the structure  [ más ]

Ipala VolcanoIpala Volcano

24/02/2011
Few places gather so much beauty as the Ipala Volcano. Its located in a warm region where the summer heat hits kinda hard, but still, no matter the time of the year, its summit stays  [ más ]

A visit to Ipala VolcanoA visit to Ipala Volcano

25/06/2011
Un ascenso al volcán activo más visitado de Guatemala. A climb to the most visited active volcano in Guatemala. Esta vez el fuerte viento en contra y la inusual actividad de gases azufrados hicieron más  [ más ]

Travel information

Fijese means bad newsFijese means bad news

23/02/2011
Funny thing about Guatemalans (or perhaps not so funny) is the use of the language. Fijese is one of the most characteristic words in the country. Its literal translation would be -pay attention- or -focus-(strictly  [ más ]

Healthy travelHealthy travel

23/02/2011
From Baja Verapaz to Quiche, Guatemala's beauty and culture cannot be rivaled. Historical and cultural sites fill visitors with a sense of awe and wonder. It is like none other, its diversity unmatched. To fully  [ más ]

About Guatemala Travel GuidesAbout Guatemala Travel Guides

23/02/2011
What would you do if you live or if you visit such a wonderful country? my dear friend, Guatemala is so beautiful that traveling comes naturally. And then, what would you do with all those  [ más ]

Map of GuatemalaMap of Guatemala

23/02/2011
Map of the departments of Guatemala.  [ más ]

Contact usContact us

23/02/2011
Feel free to contact us. Want to know more about Guatemala? Do you need a tour? Need hotel recommendations? Do you want to share a story? Or just want to say hi Send us an  [ más ]
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Former Church of ChiquimulaFormer Church of Chiquimula

01/07/2011
Facade of the Old Cathedral Chiquimula. There are no accurate data on the date of its foundation, but is located in the eighteenth century. Its architecture reminds the churches of La Antigua Guatemala. It is  [ más ]

Palencia trailsPalencia trails

02/03/2011
Palencia is a privileged place in the proximity of the city, excellent road access, good development and a cool climate despite being east of Guatemala, often associated with warm weather. Famous for the quality and  [ más ]

Archaeological maya site Kumarcaaj UtatlanArchaeological maya site Kumarcaaj Utatlan

24/02/2011
An ancient cave and maya ruins wait for you at only minutes from Santa Cruz del Quiche where several small mayan temples remain semi buried. Only one is fully visible and complete, but darken by  [ más ]

First news of Tikal during the Spanish conquestFirst news of Tikal during the Spanish conquest

09/03/2011
Tikal lay hidden between forest during the conquest Spanish. All Mayan history buffs wonder how history would have been the conquest of the new world if the Spanish had found the Maya in full bloom.  [ más ]

Chicabal LagoonChicabal Lagoon

24/02/2011
The Lagoon is considered by the maya mam as an important center of the maya Cosmo vision. It is located at the top of the Chicabal Volcano at 2,700 meters above sea level. A steep  [ más ]

Quirigua Archaeological SiteQuirigua Archaeological Site

22/11/2011
Motagua River holds great treasures. Around the basin, can be found not only deposits of jade, but pottery and ancient archaeological treasures. It is precisely here where lies Quirigua. Among its valuable content is the  [ más ]

From the top of the volcano JumaytepequeFrom the top of the volcano Jumaytepeque

06/03/2011
To begin climbing volcanoes is advisable to start with a low or medium difficulty, such as Ipala Volcano or Volcano Chicabal. But if you can not go that far, Santa Rosa has a beautiful volcano  [ más ]

The arches of EsquipulasThe arches of Esquipulas

16/03/2011
Arches of the aqueduct water Esquipulas drinking. After the Spanish conquest in Chiquimula, Esquipulas began to chart a new town together with their public services. Pobable water topped the list. Taking advantage of the topography  [ más ]

San Marcos GuatemalaSan Marcos Guatemala

24/02/2011
Right next to the Mexican Border San Marcos is a mixture of different micro climates allowing the most variated landscapes you can get together in one region. San Marcos offers a lot to be seeing.  [ más ]

Urlanta WaterfallUrlanta Waterfall

24/02/2011
Urlanta has gradually become a place visited by local tourists. Its proximity to the city of Jalapa make travel planning is not a problem. Urlanta initially met as a destination for rock climbing. In addition  [ más ]

Hunapú, the Water Volcano Agua VolcanoHunapú, the Water Volcano Agua Volcano

10/10/2011
View Hunahpú from Acatenango. This volcano is on the travel path of most tourists, alike, on the agenda of every climber. His rise is not exactly suitable for beginners, although many of them have risen  [ más ]

Arco de Santa CatalinaArco de Santa Catalina

15/12/2011
For the year of 1613 began the construction of a convent approved 4 years ago, the Convent of Santa Catalina. This detention was a convent so the nuns inside avoided all contact with the outside  [ más ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

Stands of Chichicastenango: customs that persisted despite the ChristianizationStands of Chichicastenango: customs that persisted despite the Christianization

01/04/2011
The oppression of the Mayan culture and the direct attacks made by the Catholic Church failed to cancel the entire ancestral traditions. In some cases this censorship and attacks on their traditions and beliefs only  [ más ]

The conquest of IximchéThe conquest of Iximché

15/09/2011
Historical Background: Differences between the kingdoms weakened the Mayan population during the conquest and provided his own defeat. Allies in the past, both kingdoms occupied what is now Chichicastenango during the rule of the king  [ más ]

First news of Tikal during the Spanish conquestFirst news of Tikal during the Spanish conquest

09/03/2011
Tikal lay hidden between forest during the conquest Spanish. All Mayan history buffs wonder how history would have been the conquest of the new world if the Spanish had found the Maya in full bloom.  [ más ]

15 things you did not know of Guatemala15 things you did not know of Guatemala

23/04/2011
Zacapa starts right at the end of the department of El Progreso en route to the east of Guatemala. Usumatlán is right after and before Rio Hondo to find a cross to the left (back  [ más ]