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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Chicabal VolcanoChicabal Volcano

25/02/2011
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 ]

ChichicastenangoChichicastenango

24/02/2011
Is the home of one of the biggest colorful markets of Guatemala. From -The Encounters- or -Los Encuentros-, a pavement road takes you this beautiful place with lots of hotels and restaurants. Chichicastenango or so  [ 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 ]

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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El Salto, hidden waterfall in JalapaEl Salto, hidden waterfall in Jalapa

27/03/2011
When they gave us directions to get where we are victims of a joke because the bridge where we started our walk as the map was tiny, really small and did not seem logical to  [ más ]

Pure color and relaxing view, no filtersPure color and relaxing view, no filters

07/02/2013
Some people can't believe I never use filters on my pictures, and no, I don't use any digital enhancements. This was pretty cool, the color of the sky changed right before the night on my  [ más ]

Just enjoying the view and volcanoesJust enjoying the view and volcanoes

30/01/2013
I used to climb a lot of mountains and volcanoes. This was a very fun trip to Acatenango with some friends. It was like my ascent #8, I don't know, can't remember but this was  [ más ]

San Andres Xecul and its unique church in QuetzaltenangoSan Andres Xecul and its unique church in Quetzaltenango

24/02/2011
If you visit Xela, the main city of Quetzaltenango (and second largest-modern city in Guatemala), take the time to visit this colorful church in San Andres Xecul. It's about 20 minutes from the center of  [ más ]

Abaj Talakik Takalik AbajAbaj Talakik Takalik Abaj

22/12/2011
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 ]

Zaculeu maya ruinsZaculeu maya ruins

01/03/2011
Zaculeu is a mayan archaeological site located in Huehuetenango. The original name of the city is Xinabajul and holds a rich history of warriors and resistance against the spanish conquest. Zaculeu comes from a king  [ 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 ]

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

21/05/2011
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 ]

Esquipulas the home of the Black ChristEsquipulas the home of the Black Christ

23/02/2011
Located in Chiquimula, Esquipulas is called -the land of miracles-. Home of the -black christ-. Esquipulas has become a very important tourist destination in the region, both religiously and for fun, being the main reasons  [ 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 ]

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 ]

Laguna Brava, Yolnabaj in HuehuetenangoLaguna Brava, Yolnabaj in Huehuetenango

25/02/2011
Not all beautiful places are close at hand. This is something that we have seen in each of our trips and to get this gap will have to earn the trip. If at this time  [ más ]

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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Ah Cacao Gran JaguarAh Cacao Gran Jaguar

01/09/2011
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 ]