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The old hollow treeThe old hollow tree

This is the inside of a hollow and sick tree at Acatenango Volcano. While this picture says nothing to the average people, it says a lot and brings back many memories to all of us  [ más ]

Cahi Tunatiuh Imox and the conquerorCahi Tunatiuh Imox and the conqueror

More than admirable is the resistance that gave the Indians before the Spanish conquest. Iximché, and take by the colonists suffered all kinds of hardship and oppression of the conquerors who demanded taxes for land  [ más ]

Xela in QuetzaltenangoXela in Quetzaltenango

Xela, the center of Quetzaltenango is perhaps the most visited tourist destination in Guatemala besides Antigua Guatemala and Tikal in Peten, and preferred by many as the number one choice to learn Spanish. It is  [ más ]

Laguna MagdalenaLaguna Magdalena

Among the most beautiful places in Guatemala, Madgalena Lagoon in located in Huehuetenango and can be called a real paradise that makes you want to come back again and again. Getting there involves a 18  [ más ]

SalamaSalama

It's the center of Baja Verapaz, at north of Guatemala City. Both Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz where once in the past the same territory -Verapaz-. Salama is a peaceful place with fresh weather most  [ más ]

The church made of stonesThe church made of stones

Minute details of the facade. The next time you travel into the Savior Road to Pradera Concepcion or do it for an alternate route, we invite you to discover the beautiful forest surrounding lung Guatemala  [ más ]

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Think twice about the colorful leafsThink twice about the colorful leafs

I couldn't help but posting this picture. The colors, the combination and the shape of the liquidambar leaves. In fact I just had to appreciate this little spot for a little while over Huehuetenango on  [ más ]

Aguateca maya city in PetexbatúnAguateca maya city in Petexbatún

Home Ruler, Grupo Palacio. Mayan Master Photo In Petén Tikal and Yaxhá not only are prominent archaeological sites. Ceibal Aguateca Cancuén and stand out among others. Aguateca is the most accessible and more renovated structures.  [ más ]

Peace at Tajumulco VolcanoPeace at Tajumulco Volcano

One of my favs. Tajumulco lets you watch two countries from the summit, Guatemala and México. I can almost see my house from here. Or maybe not? This is the summit at Tajumulco at 4,220  [ más ]

Basurera Snake on Huehuetenango trailsBasurera Snake on Huehuetenango trails

Walking on the muddy trails to Laguna Brava or - Yolnabaj - (mad or angry lagoon) at Huehuetenango found this. A small snake crossing the mud. After half a second my camera was out trying  [ más ]

I got to break freeI got to break free

Ahhh sometimes I get just too much of the -city- and just want to run away. This is exactly how I felt at the same moment, breaking free. It was a cold but nice day  [ más ]

On a cold clear day at TajumulcoOn a cold clear day at Tajumulco

Picture taken in automatic mode at Tajumulco Volcano (4,220 meters above sea level). Tajumulco is the highest peak in Central America and you can see ice formations over the rocks and among the grass near  [ más ]

Abaj Talakik Takalik AbajAbaj Talakik Takalik Abaj

If you visit Retalhuleu, take the opportunity to visit this archaeological site located in the municipality of El Asintal. It is not difficult to access and you can get in a car sedans. The weather  [ más ]
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From the top of the volcano JumaytepequeFrom the top of the volcano Jumaytepeque

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 ]

Chicabal VolcanoChicabal Volcano

Chicabal Lagoon in Chicabal crater. Two volcanoes in Guatemala have a lake in its crater, Volcano Ipala and this, the Volcano Chicabal. Interestingly one is in the East and the other in the West so  [ más ]

Lemoa LagoonLemoa Lagoon

Between Chichicastenango and Santa Cruz del Quiche, a colorful Lagoon decorates the landscape with the reflection of the blue sky under the horizon. It is a recommended stop on your way to the north of  [ más ]

Los EsclavosLos Esclavos

Both the river and the ancient bridge are named -Los Esclavos- (The Slaves). It was a deep and majestic river but now the hydroelectric limits its flow and the waters are most of the time  [ más ]

Meaning of the name GuatemalaMeaning of the name Guatemala

Although not as in the past, even today city itself is surrounded trees. During the Spanish conquest were accompanied by various indigenous groups in the region to defeat others. In fact, Pedro de Alvarado and  [ más ]

Ceibal archaeological mayan site near SayaxcheCeibal archaeological mayan site near Sayaxche

Ceibal is located in Peten, at north from Guatemala City. It's almost for sure you come from Sayaxche (Peten) or Chisec-Raxruja (Alta Verapaz) when visiting Ceibal. As you can see on the map at the  [ más ]

Panoramic view from Culma VolcanoPanoramic view from Culma Volcano

Whether you start the ascent to the volcano Culma considers as a good option. It is located only 100 meters from the carreteraque carried Jutiapa (Carretera al Salvador) to about 2 hours and a half  [ más ]

Archaeological site in Sayaxché CeibalArchaeological site in Sayaxché Ceibal

Structure A-3 Ceibal. Photo Mayan Master Ceibal was discovered in 1892 by Federico Arts. The site's name refers to the huge ceiba trees that can be seen there. Ample parking and welcome dense vegetation at  [ más ]

Cerro Grande (Big hill) in San Vicente PacayaCerro Grande (Big hill) in San Vicente Pacaya

Despite the demanding or risky, sports adventure usually arrive to be practiced even alone. Quiet, we will not speak ill of our ranch (adventure sports), on the contrary, to clarify why these magnificent sports are  [ más ]

Railway Museum in ZacapaRailway Museum in Zacapa

The Railway Museum Zacapa was launched by the station workers who cleaned and fixed the place specially to meet him. Immediately impressed understand the work, effort and commitment of the labor required to create and  [ más ]

Double Headed Serpent TempleDouble Headed Serpent Temple

Classic image of Tikal between the forest, seen from Temple IV. The view from the top of Temple IV is one of the most emblematic images of Tikal. He has traveled the world on the  [ más ]

The other side of Pacaya volcanoThe other side of Pacaya volcano

Dry lava flows in a valley still covered by dark spots, is very wide, the scenery is beautiful and the view of the volcano, simply incomparable, to appear next. From the distance you can see  [ más ]

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Escuintla ciudad de las palmerasEscuintla ciudad de las palmeras

At only 40 minutes from Guatemala City, Escuintla is the place to go if you want enjoy sand, sun and the ocean. The beach is about 30 minutes from the City of Escuintla. The road  [ más ]

Tajumulco VolcanoTajumulco Volcano

Relato de mi viaje al Volcán Tajumulco hace algunos años. Story of my trip to the volcano Tajumulco few years ago. Una de las mejores experiencias principalmente por ir sin saber cómo llegar. One of  [ más ]

Lemoa LagoonLemoa Lagoon

Between Chichicastenango and Santa Cruz del Quiche, a colorful Lagoon decorates the landscape with the reflection of the blue sky under the horizon. It is a recommended stop on your way to the north of  [ más ]

San Francisco El AltoSan Francisco El Alto

The entrance is on the very right side of the main road heading to Huehuetenango from Quetzaltenango. It has a very active market with handicrafts, fabrics and vegetables. There are many stores of construction and  [ más ]