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Chicabal VolcanoChicabal Volcano

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 ]

Fuego Volcano every end of the yearFuego Volcano every end of the year

The Volcan de Fuego, Pacaya and Santiaguito are the three volcanoes of Guatemala who are active. Only the Pacaya is friendly enough to see him up close and closer to their rivers of lava, walk  [ más ]

Tikal the City of VoicesTikal the City of Voices

Few places in the world require little introduction such as the National Park of Tikal. The archaeologist define this monumental beauty as a ceremonial location more than a city. It's been called the New York  [ más ]

The old hollow treeThe old hollow tree

This is the inside of a hollow and sick tree at Acatenango Volcano. While this picture says nothing to the average people, it says a lot and brings back many memories to all of us  [ 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 ]

Castillo de San Felipe de LaraCastillo de San Felipe de Lara

Maritime piracy gave rise to the need for a guard at the entrance and exit of vessels in Izabal. That's how they built the Castle of San Felipe. The year 1560 marked the beginning of  [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

From the top of the volcano JumaytepequeFrom the top of the volcano Jumaytepeque

To begin climbing volcanoes is advisable to start with a low or medium difficulty, such as Ipala Volcano or Volcano Chicabal. But if you can not go that far, Santa Rosa has a beautiful volcano  [ más ]

The church made of stonesThe church made of stones

Minute details of the facade. The next time you travel into the Savior Road to Pradera Concepcion or do it for an alternate route, we invite you to discover the beautiful forest surrounding lung Guatemala  [ más ]

Cave of the lighting Cueva del rayoCave of the lighting Cueva del rayo

Caving, study and exploration of caves, is a fascinating activity, of course, not suitable for claustrophobic (phobia of enclosed spaces or small rooms.) On this occasion, we went to Huehuetenango to visit this interesting cave.  [ más ]

Agua Volcano HunapúAgua Volcano Hunapú

I was invited many times to climb this volcano known as -Agua- or -Water Volcano-. I read somewhere it is one of nature best pieces of art being its shape almost perfect. I thought it  [ 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 ]

Stone of the Compadres La Piedra de los CompadresStone of the Compadres La Piedra de los Compadres

In strange balance have stood the test of time and historical earthquakes. There are small: the upper reaches the size of a regular sedan with four doors. Together reach a height of about three meters  [ más ]

From the Maya to the Spanish colonyFrom the Maya to the Spanish colony

A weakened Mayan world facilitate conflict Spanish conquest. Photo: Zaculeu. In what is now Guatemala there were several kingdoms and descendants of the Maya cities: Mam in Huehuetenango Zaculeu occupied, the Kichen in the department  [ 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 ]

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 ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

Establishment of Hearings and ProvincesEstablishment of Hearings and Provinces

Monument to Fray Bartolome Houses in the Church of Santo Domingo, Guatemala area. The conquistadors were the first to claim territory and benefits. Emerged hearings were ruled by them in most cases. The Indian was  [ más ]

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

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 ]

Birth of Mayan civilizationBirth of Mayan civilization

The Mayan civilization was defined as that with the passage of time when the settlements began to acquire a social structure and forms of interaction between villages stronger and shared cultural characteristics. That is, at  [ más ]

15 things you did not know of Guatemala15 things you did not know of Guatemala

Zacapa starts right at the end of the department of El Progreso en route to the east of Guatemala. Usumatlán is right after and before Rio Hondo to find a cross to the left (back  [ más ]