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From Guatemala to TikalFrom Guatemala to Tikal

People ask me all the time what-s the best way to get to Tikal from Guatemala City. If you have zero budget problems you can take a flight early in the morning (6:00-7:30). TAG and  [ más ]

Curch of La MercedCurch of La Merced

When you get closer you realize that from their yellow, white is seen from a distance are many details that adorn the entire front of an elegant and beautiful. Members of the Religious Order of  [ más ]

Iximche Ruins and TecpanIximche Ruins and Tecpan

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 ]

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

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 ]

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 ]

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

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 ]

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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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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 ]

Takalik Abaj, city link in Maya historyTakalik Abaj, city link in Maya history

Takalik, as it usually refers is one of the oldest known Maya cities. Its name means -standing stone- (singular, not plural) and is an important site for signs of mixing two cultures, the Maya and  [ 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 ]

San Buenaventura at Lake AtitlanSan Buenaventura at Lake Atitlan

Widely Known as the Butterfly Preserve or simply as -El Mariposario-, San Buenaventura is a beautiful natural preservation park located at just minutes from Panajachel (less than a mile). You can get there walking, on  [ más ]

Just enjoying the view and volcanoesJust enjoying the view and volcanoes

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 ]

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 ]

ChichicastenangoChichicastenango

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 ]

Guatemala City and transferGuatemala City and transfer

After the difficulties encountered by the Spanish to an indigenous people in constant struggle, the city of Guatemala was moved to a new site. Transfer to Almolonga On November 22, 1527 City settles Guatemala in  [ más ]

La Antigua GuatemalaLa Antigua Guatemala

Main church at La Antigua Guatemala It is known as the Colonial City. The architecture and streets preserve the original characteristics and look of the former main city of Guatemala at the beginning of the  [ más ]

Cathedral of San José in La Antigua GuatemalaCathedral of San José in La Antigua Guatemala

The original church was built under the direction of Jose de Porres, renowned architect of the time. However, the building was reduced to ruins by the earthquake of 1583 and 1600 that damaged the structure  [ más ]

Railway Museum in ZacapaRailway Museum in Zacapa

The Railway Museum Zacapa was launched by the station workers who cleaned and fixed the place specially to meet him. Immediately impressed understand the work, effort and commitment of the labor required to create and  [ más ]

Mayan wisdom confronts religionMayan wisdom confronts religion

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 ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

Maya city Yax MutalMaya city Yax Mutal

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 ]

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

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]