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The conquest of IximchéThe conquest of Iximché

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 ]

First news of Tikal during the Spanish conquestFirst news of Tikal during the Spanish conquest

Tikal lay hidden between forest during the conquest Spanish. All Mayan history buffs wonder how history would have been the conquest of the new world if the Spanish had found the Maya in full bloom.  [ más ]

Beauty of Semuc ChampeyBeauty of Semuc Champey

It was 5:30 in the morning, and although very tired from the previous day, we rushed full of emotion. The previous day, after more than 10 hours away from El Salvador, we came to Coban.  [ más ]

Ipala VolcanoIpala Volcano

Few places gather so much beauty as the Ipala Volcano. Its located in a warm region where the summer heat hits kinda hard, but still, no matter the time of the year, its summit stays  [ más ]

Esquipulas ornamentsEsquipulas ornaments

Those visiting the Basilica of Esquipulas always returns with colorful decorations in their cars, or traditional hats that gave rise to the emblematic color ornaments. History tells us that before, when only arrived on foot  [ más ]

Bombil PekBombil Pek

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 ]

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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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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 ]

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 ]

Lachua lagoon Laguna de LachuáLachua lagoon Laguna de Lachuá

The most amazing lagoon ever, trust me. Nature all around, birds, exotic life, saraguates and crystalline and frequently warm waters await for you. Lachua is in fact a National Park. Camping is allowed and there  [ 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 ]

Atitlán, the Lake of the seven colorsAtitlán, the Lake of the seven colors

Lake Atitlan This lake was the scene of the battle between the Spanish and their allies against Tz'utujil kaqchikeles. Currently in Solola are 3 indigenous groups: the Quiché, Cakchiquel tz'utujil and. Road to Atitlan We  [ 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 ]

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 ]

Double Headed Serpent TempleDouble Headed Serpent Temple

Classic image of Tikal between the forest, seen from Temple IV. The view from the top of Temple IV is one of the most emblematic images of Tikal. He has traveled the world on the  [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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Playa Dorada: The Golden BeachPlaya Dorada: The Golden Beach

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 ]

Former Church of ChiquimulaFormer Church of Chiquimula

Facade of the Old Cathedral Chiquimula. There are no accurate data on the date of its foundation, but is located in the eighteenth century. Its architecture reminds the churches of La Antigua Guatemala. It is  [ más ]

Pacaya at night, heat, light and lava flowsPacaya at night, heat, light and lava flows

The number of people was Surprisingly, and in some parties lined up on the trails. A friendly and familiar path receives us in our climb the active volcano of Guatemala 's most famous in the  [ 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 ]