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Ipala Volcano, fresh weather at the topIpala Volcano, fresh weather at the top

24/04/2011
Jutiapa department has always been a warm temperate climate and the volcano Ipala has always maintained a cool climate at the top. With a beautiful lake of the same name: Ipala, the volcano offers a  [ más ]

Ceibal archaeological mayan site near SayaxcheCeibal archaeological mayan site near Sayaxche

24/02/2011
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 ]

SalamaSalama

23/02/2011
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 ]

Preparing for the Fuego volcano journeyPreparing for the Fuego volcano journey

20/12/2012
This is the Acatenango volcano summit. In front of us you can see Fuego Volcano. The night was really cold and we could hear the volcanic eruptions of Fuego Volcano. After seeing the big red  [ más ]

Atitlán, the Lake of the seven colorsAtitlán, the Lake of the seven colors

13/03/2011
Lake Atitlan This lake was the scene of the battle between the Spanish and their allies against Tz'utujil kaqchikeles. Currently in Solola are 3 indigenous groups: the Quiché, Cakchiquel tz'utujil and. Road to Atitlan We  [ más ]

Maya city Yax MutalMaya city Yax Mutal

29/07/2011
Tikal's name was given in relation to Ti Ak'al (near the hole with water), referring to an ancient water reservoir site. Yax Mutal, the ruins of a large city Tikal came to house approximately 60,000  [ 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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Stone of the Compadres La Piedra de los CompadresStone of the Compadres La Piedra de los Compadres

20/03/2011
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 ]

Iximché, the last Maya capitalIximché, the last Maya capital

02/04/2011
In 1463 founded the Cakchiquel Iximché without knowing it would become the last Maya capital city and first capital of Spanish conquest. At present, Iximché is a beautiful Mayan ceremonial center where various rituals are  [ más ]

Basurera Snake on Huehuetenango trailsBasurera Snake on Huehuetenango trails

27/12/2012
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 ]

ChichicastenangoChichicastenango

25/02/2011
Church of St. Thomas Chichicastenango. Photo: Hector Roldán. Its name means -Place of the chichicastes- or -thorns.- Located in Quiche, and contains a huge cultural and traditional wealth. To get to Chichicastenango from Guatemala City,  [ más ]

Tikal the City of VoicesTikal the City of Voices

24/02/2011
Few places in the world require little introduction such as the National Park of Tikal. The archaeologist define this monumental beauty as a ceremonial location more than a city. It's been called the New York  [ más ]

Guatemala City and transferGuatemala City and transfer

23/03/2011
After the difficulties encountered by the Spanish to an indigenous people in constant struggle, the city of Guatemala was moved to a new site. Transfer to Almolonga On November 22, 1527 City settles Guatemala in  [ más ]

Pacaya at night, heat, light and lava flowsPacaya at night, heat, light and lava flows

18/06/2011
The number of people was Surprisingly, and in some parties lined up on the trails. A friendly and familiar path receives us in our climb the active volcano of Guatemala 's most famous in the  [ más ]

La Antigua GuatemalaLa Antigua Guatemala

24/02/2011
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 ]

Abaj TakalikAbaj Takalik

24/02/2011
Abaj Takalik is located in El Asintal, Retalhuleu. It%u2019s at just minutes from the center of Rehu via a paved road in great conditions. Abaj Takalik is one of the most important maya sites because  [ más ]

History of Guatemala the first inhabitantsHistory of Guatemala the first inhabitants

04/03/2011
Guatemala was established as an independent country on September 15, 1821, the history that preceded its definition as a country is typical of the territory it occupies, beginning with the earliest inhabitants: the Maya. The  [ más ]

Walking around Lava in Pacaya VolcanoWalking around Lava in Pacaya Volcano

07/01/2013
There is lava everywhere! Are you coming or not? It was a cold rainy morning when we got there but the steam and heat from the lava made our day. We got totally dry in  [ más ]

Wonderful QuicheWonderful Quiche

10/04/2011
The leading American Highway on its way to Los Encuentros. From here, take about thirty minutes to Chichicastenango and clear with their respective signs. After those 17 miles are surrounded by forests reaches a cozy  [ más ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

Mayan wisdom confronts religionMayan wisdom confronts religion

08/08/2011
When we speak of Christianity we are told of the challenges of the Catholic Church preaching and converting the Indians. The scenario usually locate groups of peoples as ignorant (if not all were) who accepted  [ más ]

The Mayans in Guatemala: Mayas, ancestors and descendantsThe Mayans in Guatemala: Mayas, ancestors and descendants

08/06/2011
Estela and Mayan temple Aguateca Petexbatún Region. It is very uncommon to realiza that the ancient mayas and the surviving descendants are very different groups For example, you wondered: Why the Maya of today can  [ más ]

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 end of the Mam empireThe end of the Mam empire

02/03/2011
Zaculeu Mayan pyramid, ancient Huehuetenango Mam kingdom. According to historical accounts the name of the region was Memejuyú. It was time that his warriors will face the Spanish. Chinabajul, as it was called, was the  [ más ]