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One of my first impressions from HuehuetenangoOne of my first impressions from Huehuetenango

Why look for more if you can have a nice playground all around, clear sky, fresh air and weather? Here the soft grass provides you a nice support for your back taking out any residual  [ más ]

Steamy and read night at Pacaya VolcanoSteamy and read night at Pacaya Volcano

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 ]

Walking around Lava in Pacaya VolcanoWalking around Lava in Pacaya Volcano

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 ]

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 ]

Xela in QuetzaltenangoXela in Quetzaltenango

Xela, the center of Quetzaltenango is perhaps the most visited tourist destination in Guatemala besides Antigua Guatemala and Tikal in Peten, and preferred by many as the number one choice to learn Spanish. It is  [ más ]

Cahi Tunatiuh Imox and the conquerorCahi Tunatiuh Imox and the conqueror

More than admirable is the resistance that gave the Indians before the Spanish conquest. Iximché, and take by the colonists suffered all kinds of hardship and oppression of the conquerors who demanded taxes for land  [ más ]

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Think twice about the colorful leafsThink twice about the colorful leafs

I couldn't help but posting this picture. The colors, the combination and the shape of the liquidambar leaves. In fact I just had to appreciate this little spot for a little while over Huehuetenango on  [ más ]

Aguateca maya city in PetexbatúnAguateca maya city in Petexbatún

Home Ruler, Grupo Palacio. Mayan Master Photo In Petén Tikal and Yaxhá not only are prominent archaeological sites. Ceibal Aguateca Cancuén and stand out among others. Aguateca is the most accessible and more renovated structures.  [ más ]

Peace at Tajumulco VolcanoPeace at Tajumulco Volcano

One of my favs. Tajumulco lets you watch two countries from the summit, Guatemala and México. I can almost see my house from here. Or maybe not? This is the summit at Tajumulco at 4,220  [ más ]

Basurera Snake on Huehuetenango trailsBasurera Snake on Huehuetenango trails

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 ]

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 ]

On a cold clear day at TajumulcoOn a cold clear day at Tajumulco

Picture taken in automatic mode at Tajumulco Volcano (4,220 meters above sea level). Tajumulco is the highest peak in Central America and you can see ice formations over the rocks and among the grass near  [ 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 ]
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RetalhuleuRetalhuleu

In Guatemala Retalhuleu is called just -Rehu-.  It is a southern department enjoying the benefits of the low altitude and fertile lands. Its economy is based primary in agriculture and tourism. Rehu is called -The  [ más ]

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

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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

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 ]

Visit the CuchumatanesVisit the Cuchumatanes

The landscape here in Huehuetenango break with tradition seen in Guatemala and make you feel like you're outside the country. I arrived in Huehuetenango with great expectations he had received comments from the rocky landscape,  [ más ]

San Cristobal AcasaguastlanSan Cristobal Acasaguastlan

A small and quiet town located at El Progreso worth stopping by on your way to Izabal, Chiquimula or Esquipulas. The most famous attraction at the place is the main church. Acasaguastlan was a very  [ más ]

TrekkingTrekking

This activity is hiking in nature, which may be of varying difficulty, from easy-family, to difficult, such competition. Has gradually gained popularity as people learn to enjoy the details found in the natural field. Not  [ más ]

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

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 ]

Momostenango cliffs TotonicapánMomostenango cliffs Totonicapán

Located in the town of Momostenango in Totonicapán. Receives many visitors during the year and is one of the tourist icon of the department. As a frequent flier, after seeing many attractions in Guatemala, I  [ 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 ]

Make the most out of your trip to PeténMake the most out of your trip to Petén

Tikal Temple II Petén is a department of Guatemala with greater land area and forest jungle. If you've visited Petén, you know they are always eager to return. Peten has great wealth and protects valuable  [ más ]

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Antigua GuatemalaAntigua Guatemala

Arco de Santa Catalina landmark. La Antigua Guatemala was the principal city of Guatemala after the first shipment (originally located in the Valley of Almolonga). There was destroyed by the torrents of water down the  [ más ]

An unparalleled sunset beach SipacateAn unparalleled sunset beach Sipacate

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]