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The other side of Pacaya volcanoThe other side of Pacaya volcano

Dry lava flows in a valley still covered by dark spots, is very wide, the scenery is beautiful and the view of the volcano, simply incomparable, to appear next. From the distance you can see  [ más ]

Urlanta WaterfallUrlanta Waterfall

Urlanta has gradually become a place visited by local tourists. Its proximity to the city of Jalapa make travel planning is not a problem. Urlanta initially met as a destination for rock climbing. In addition  [ más ]

Santa Cruz del QuicheSanta Cruz del Quiche

At only minutes from Chichicastenango, Santa Cruz del Quiche is the center of the department of Quiche and with attractions on its own. It has everything you might need, is a modern city with all  [ más ]

Laguna BravaLaguna Brava

Getting to Laguna Brava is quite an adventure. This journey is not for the addicts to hotels and spas but ideal to the adventurous. It takes a while to get there from Guatemala city. This  [ más ]

Actún KanActún Kan

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 ]

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 ]

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Fijese means bad newsFijese means bad news

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

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

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

Map of the departments of Guatemala.  [ más ]

Contact usContact us

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

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 ]

Mixco Viejo GuatemalaMixco Viejo Guatemala

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 ]

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 ]

Quetzaltepeque VolcanoQuetzaltepeque Volcano

Contrary to popular belief, being a warm region, the climate is cool to cold.  Not hot at all. At an altitude of 1.900 meters above sea Niver and sometimes covered with cold fog. It has  [ más ]

Volcán de Agua in GuatemalaVolcán de Agua in Guatemala

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 ]

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 ]

San Francisco El AltoSan Francisco El Alto

The entrance is on the very right side of the main road heading to Huehuetenango from Quetzaltenango. It has a very active market with handicrafts, fabrics and vegetables. There are many stores of construction and  [ más ]

The costly stucco of the Mayan pyramidsThe costly stucco of the Mayan pyramids

Pointing to the wall guide Stucco Palace, Cancuén. Mayan temples were colorful artwork. We have cases of temples and palaces decorated with murals painted in the details of its history as Cancuén palace where you  [ más ]

El Muelle, nice restaurant near TikalEl Muelle, nice restaurant near Tikal

This was a very hot day on a travel to Tikal. The sun was not heating the air, it was burning and punishing us!. This is one of the most hot summers I can remember  [ más ]

Driving to Tikal from Guatemala CityDriving to Tikal from Guatemala City

So you want to visit Tikal on your own? driving? excellent!! Renting a car or taking your own car on a trip from Guatemala City to Tikal is a great way to see the places  [ más ]

White sand beach in Guatemala: Playa BlancaWhite sand beach in Guatemala: Playa Blanca

Most of the beach in Central America has dark sand as result of volcanic eruptions in the region. Few places have white sand like Playa Blanca (White Beach) and Punta de Palma, both places located  [ más ]

Population decline during the conquestPopulation decline during the conquest

Fray Bartolome de las Casas religious defender Indians. Fought inhuman abuse of colonizers. The conquest of America was not easy. The territory is now Guatemala and the Mayan peoples who inhabited it were fierce battle.  [ más ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

History of Guatemala the first inhabitantsHistory of Guatemala the first inhabitants

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 ]

Population decline during the conquestPopulation decline during the conquest

Fray Bartolome de las Casas religious defender Indians. Fought inhuman abuse of colonizers. The conquest of America was not easy. The territory is now Guatemala and the Mayan peoples who inhabited it were fierce battle.  [ más ]

Meaning of the name GuatemalaMeaning of the name Guatemala

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 ]

Maya kingdoms that existed during the Spanish conquestMaya kingdoms that existed during the Spanish conquest

Several new lay Mayan cities populated with its own system of government when the Spanish arrived in America. In the territory of modern Guatemala are five groups that stand out: Cakchiquel Iximché inhabited city in  [ más ]