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Lake Atitlán TourLake Atitlán Tour

21/11/2013
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 ]

Tajumulco volcanoTajumulco volcano

24/02/2011
Tajumulco volcano is the highest summit in Guatemala and Central America reaching 4,220 meters above sea level. The volcano is located in the town of the same name Tajumulco in San Marcos. Surprisingly is not  [ más ]

Pasabien RiverPasabien River

24/02/2011
The usually hot weather of Zacapa has a treasure right below the mountains of Sierra de las Minas. Here at Pasa Bien a magnificent cold water river waits for you at just minutes from the  [ más ]

A destination with Seven AltarsA destination with Seven Altars

30/04/2011
The name Seven Altars comes from seven wells quiet and clean waters that make this place. Actually there are more pools but seven are distinguished by their size and beauty. It is a protected area  [ más ]

Pacaya VolcanoPacaya Volcano

23/02/2011
There are tree active volcanoes in Guatemala: Fuego (Fire), Santiaguito and Pacaya. Pacaya is the easiest one to climb. It has been quite peaceful over the years allowing visitors to see the lava flows and  [ más ]

Fuego Volcano every end of the yearFuego Volcano every end of the year

13/04/2011
The Volcan de Fuego, Pacaya and Santiaguito are the three volcanoes of Guatemala who are active. Only the Pacaya is friendly enough to see him up close and closer to their rivers of lava, walk  [ 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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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 ]

Junajpú, new feature at Volcán de AguaJunajpú, new feature at Volcán de Agua

29/09/2011
The cable car over the Agua finalmence will take place. It is a unique work of its kind and will carry tourists from Santa Maria de Jesus to the crater of the volcano. It is  [ más ]

San Pedro Volcano, the view of AtitlánSan Pedro Volcano, the view of Atitlán

29/11/2011
Lake Atitlan is surrounded by three volcanoes and more than a dozen villages. San Pedro Atitlan, is one of the preferred by foreigners for its peace and tranquility. There is a tourist center as commercial  [ más ]

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 ]

Lake Atitlán TourLake Atitlán Tour

21/11/2013
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 ]

Jorge UbicoJorge Ubico

22/05/2011
Years later in 1920, would participate in the military junta to appoint the General José María Orellana for president of Guatemala (you can see in Q1 tickets, a Quetzal). Jorge Ubico later away from the  [ más ]

Panoramic view from Culma VolcanoPanoramic view from Culma Volcano

04/06/2011
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 ]

Bombil PekBombil Pek

23/02/2011
At only minutes from the center of Chisec Alta Verapaz, two caves offer two different experiences. From the road, a small trail takes you to the first one: Jul Iq, where you can enjoy a  [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

A destination with Seven AltarsA destination with Seven Altars

30/04/2011
The name Seven Altars comes from seven wells quiet and clean waters that make this place. Actually there are more pools but seven are distinguished by their size and beauty. It is a protected area  [ 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 ]

Meaning of the name GuatemalaMeaning of the name Guatemala

22/10/2011
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 ]

October 20, day of the RevolutionOctober 20, day of the Revolution

15/07/2011
October 20 is the day that Jorge Ubico ceased to be president of Guatemala. October 20 is commemorated today the revolution of 44 officially ending a long period of presidency, but it is not out  [ 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 ]