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SuchitepequezSuchitepequez

24/02/2011
Suchitepequez is mostly known and referred to as San Antonio Suchitepequez or San Antonio Suchi, a quiet place with modest accommodations. The main activity is the agriculture but is also famous for its handicrafts, especially  [ más ]

Agua Volcano view from Pacaya TrailsAgua Volcano view from Pacaya Trails

23/02/2011
Climbing a volcano is always better in the early morning. This way not only you avoid the heat of the midday sun, you also get the best of the day: clear sky and amazing view.  [ más ]

Iximche Ruins and TecpanIximche Ruins and Tecpan

14/12/2012
Located in Tecpan, it takes about an hour and a half driving from Guatemala City or by bus. It is known as the last capital city of the mayas, founded in 1463 by the cakchiqueles.  [ más ]

Paradise Waterfall, warm water waterfallParadise Waterfall, warm water waterfall

24/02/2011
Come to Izabal and swim right next to a waterfall, enjoy the how water mixing with the river flowing and choose the spot you like with your proffered temperature: hot, warm and cold. Yes, you  [ más ]

Playa Dorada: The Golden BeachPlaya Dorada: The Golden Beach

24/02/2011
Golden Beach would be the translation for its name, Playa Dorada is a nice and peaceful beach located in Izabal. You'll find plenty of restaurants near the shore with an open view. The name Playa  [ 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 ]

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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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 ]

Volcán de Agua in GuatemalaVolcán de Agua in Guatemala

02/03/2011
Volcán de Agua is named after the violent flow of her skirts that came down and destroy the city of Guatemala, at that time located in Old Town and it was moved to La Antigua  [ más ]

Mixco Viejo GuatemalaMixco Viejo Guatemala

11/05/2011
It is located between the edge of the departments of Chimaltenango, Guatemala and Quiche. The climate of the site is warm, so it is recommended to be covered to prevent sunburn, use sunscreen also. It  [ más ]

Historic Center of GuatemalaHistoric Center of Guatemala

08/09/2011
Most modern cities have been built on ancient cities, except those that are built on uninhabited territories pushing through nature. Over time the architecture is changing: old houses are destroyed and new have their place.  [ más ]

Actún KanActún Kan

29/05/2011
The sign has identified the names of formations Weird. Actún Kan is a cave system with low difficulty of exploration. In fact it is a perfect place for beginners caving (spelunking). Its name means -cave  [ más ]

Santiago de Atitlan: The True Guatemalan AdventureSantiago de Atitlan: The True Guatemalan Adventure

15/08/2013
Do you want to discover more about traditional Mayan culture? Does Guatemala%u2019s history interest you? Are you a fan of woven tunics and colorful crafts? If you replied %u2018yes%u2019 to any or all of these  [ más ]

Archaeological site in Sayaxché CeibalArchaeological site in Sayaxché Ceibal

25/02/2011
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 ]

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 ]

River and waterfall at MagdalenaRiver and waterfall at Magdalena

13/01/2013
This is one of my favorite pictures. Yes I have better ones but the memory of being there it is unbeatable. Magdalena received very little visitors back then due to the road conditions and cold  [ más ]

Paradise Waterfall, warm water waterfallParadise Waterfall, warm water waterfall

24/02/2011
Come to Izabal and swim right next to a waterfall, enjoy the how water mixing with the river flowing and choose the spot you like with your proffered temperature: hot, warm and cold. Yes, you  [ más ]

Momostenango RiscosMomostenango Riscos

24/02/2011
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 ]

An unparalleled sunset beach SipacateAn unparalleled sunset beach Sipacate

22/08/2011
Looking at a sunset is in the city or outside it, one never ceases to marvel at this amazing thing that can be observed on Sunday, was perfect to appreciate from Sipacate beach, located south  [ más ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

Guatemala, Central Americas first cityGuatemala, Central Americas first city

15/08/2011
Iximche Mayan ruins. Established but not built, the city of Santiago de los Caballeros in Guatemala stood at Iximche, a few minutes of Tecpan in Chimaltenango. Iximché meeting the ideal conditions of indigenous groups had  [ más ]

Utatlán city falls, Spain began the conquestUtatlán city falls, Spain began the conquest

08/07/2011
Tikal was this time an abandoned city and vegetation cover. It is intriguing to imagine how history would have been if the Spanish had found the Maya in full swing. Despite the difference of progress:  [ 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 ]

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 ]