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Stone of the Compadres La Piedra de los CompadresStone of the Compadres La Piedra de los Compadres

In strange balance have stood the test of time and historical earthquakes. There are small: the upper reaches the size of a regular sedan with four doors. Together reach a height of about three meters  [ más ]

Surrounded by lava in the volcano PacayaSurrounded by lava in the volcano Pacaya

One of the outputs lava. Photo: Explorer If you are someone who watch TV all the time, it will be useless to explain to you imagine how amazing it was to walk over a large  [ más ]

Some traditions of the end of the yearSome traditions of the end of the year

While in Antigua Guatemala families and friends spend Christmas and New Year in the Calle del Arco in restaurants or parties, the background night scenery in a line of adventurers up the Agua Volcano ,  [ 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 ]

Fire Volcano Volcán de FuegoFire Volcano Volcán de Fuego

Climbing this volcano is not easy. It is very important to begin climbing easy volcanos and go from there to more difficult summits. However, as most difficult routes the Fire ascent is fun. You have  [ 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 ]

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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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Stone of the Compadres La Piedra de los CompadresStone of the Compadres La Piedra de los Compadres

In strange balance have stood the test of time and historical earthquakes. There are small: the upper reaches the size of a regular sedan with four doors. Together reach a height of about three meters  [ más ]

Some traditions of the end of the yearSome traditions of the end of the year

While in Antigua Guatemala families and friends spend Christmas and New Year in the Calle del Arco in restaurants or parties, the background night scenery in a line of adventurers up the Agua Volcano ,  [ más ]

La Antigua GuatemalaLa Antigua Guatemala

Main church at La Antigua Guatemala It is known as the Colonial City. The architecture and streets preserve the original characteristics and look of the former main city of Guatemala at the beginning of the  [ 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 ]

Salto Chilasco WaterfallSalto Chilasco Waterfall

Known as the tallest waterfall in Central America, this beauty is hidden in the mountains and forest of Baja Verapaz, at north of Guatemala. Around km 142 a road to the left takes you up  [ más ]

Momostenango cliffs TotonicapánMomostenango cliffs Totonicapán

Located in the town of Momostenango in Totonicapán. Receives many visitors during the year and is one of the tourist icon of the department. As a frequent flier, after seeing many attractions in Guatemala, I  [ más ]

The conquest of IximchéThe conquest of Iximché

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 ]

Fire Volcano Volcán de FuegoFire Volcano Volcán de Fuego

Climbing this volcano is not easy. It is very important to begin climbing easy volcanos and go from there to more difficult summits. However, as most difficult routes the Fire ascent is fun. You have  [ más ]

Panoramic view of Lake AmatitlánPanoramic view of Lake Amatitlán

Like any lake, Lake Amatitlán has multiple paths and depending on where you visit, and change the pasiaje. The most popular route is via Escuintla in southern Guatemala, but you can get to Lake Amatitlán  [ más ]

Takalik Abaj, city link in Maya historyTakalik Abaj, city link in Maya history

Takalik, as it usually refers is one of the oldest known Maya cities. Its name means -standing stone- (singular, not plural) and is an important site for signs of mixing two cultures, the Maya and  [ más ]

Momostenango RiscosMomostenango Riscos

Famous for its curious formations called -Riscos de Monostenango-, Momostenango itself is a city located in Totonicapan, having a very active market, fairly modern accommodations and maya language schools. There are different levels of maya  [ 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 ]

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Lake Atitlán TourLake Atitlán Tour

The blue paradise rests over a volcanic caldera of ancient magma still guarded by three volcanoes: San Pedro, Atitlán and Tolimán showing their perfect shaped cones. The water is fresh and usually warm in the  [ más ]

Ah Cacao Gran JaguarAh Cacao Gran Jaguar

When Calakmul (North Mayan city located in what is now Mexico), invaded Tikal in 679, interrupted the dynastic line but not permanently. Chaak Ujol Nuun son and member of the royal lineage, Jasaw was destined  [ más ]

Stone of the Compadres La Piedra de los CompadresStone of the Compadres La Piedra de los Compadres

In strange balance have stood the test of time and historical earthquakes. There are small: the upper reaches the size of a regular sedan with four doors. Together reach a height of about three meters  [ más ]

Beauty of Semuc ChampeyBeauty of Semuc Champey

It was 5:30 in the morning, and although very tired from the previous day, we rushed full of emotion. The previous day, after more than 10 hours away from El Salvador, we came to Coban.  [ más ]