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The CimarronThe Cimarron

23/02/2011
A dry area in Huehuetenango with little population has a place surrounded by legends called -Cimarron-. Here in the middle of dry land heated by the direct sunlight there is a deep hole, perfectly round  [ más ]

Santa Clara la LagunaSanta Clara la Laguna

24/02/2011
Association of Mayan Women Weavers - Santiago Atitlan For more than a quarter of a century Cojolya has been providing sustainable, fair-trade work for some 60 women who weave using the traditional backstrap loom. It  [ más ]

Iximiché, the Maya city near TecpánIximiché, the Maya city near Tecpán

14/12/2012
I've been many times at this maya archaeological site and I just can't leave behind the memories of my first visit. I was a little kid on my first visit and still remember the fresh  [ más ]

Yaxhá, nature and Mayan templesYaxhá, nature and Mayan temples

29/10/2011
Not only the extraordinary work of reconstruction work in the place, but the distribution of the temples in harmony with the environment are sufficient to remove the more than one breath. We are quite satisfied  [ más ]

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

15/08/2013
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 ]

Surrounded by lava in the volcano PacayaSurrounded by lava in the volcano Pacaya

25/02/2011
One of the outputs lava. Photo: Explorer If you are someone who watch TV all the time, it will be useless to explain to you imagine how amazing it was to walk over a large  [ más ]

Travel information

Fijese means bad newsFijese means bad news

23/02/2011
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

23/02/2011
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

23/02/2011
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

23/02/2011
Map of the departments of Guatemala.  [ más ]

Contact usContact us

23/02/2011
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 ]
Random recommendations

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

01/08/2011
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 ]

San Cristobal AcasaguastlanSan Cristobal Acasaguastlan

23/02/2011
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 ]

Mayan wisdom confronts religionMayan wisdom confronts religion

08/08/2011
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 ]

Zacualpa in QuichéZacualpa in Quiché

01/11/2011
Located on the route leading from Quiche to Guatemala, through Mixco Viejo and contains a series of unusual destinations on the itinerary of the travelers. Departing from Santa Cruz, through Chinique, you come to this  [ más ]

Agua Volcano HunapúAgua Volcano Hunapú

23/02/2011
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 ]

Map of GuatemalaMap of Guatemala

23/02/2011
Map of the departments of Guatemala.  [ más ]

Brief details of GuatemalaBrief details of Guatemala

01/12/2011
It was during the time of the conquest, the capital of the kingdom dominated by the Spanish in America. Has been at the forefront since then, immediately characterized since independence was achieved peacefully. Its capital  [ más ]

ChichicastenangoChichicastenango

24/02/2011
Is the home of one of the biggest colorful markets of Guatemala. From -The Encounters- or -Los Encuentros-, a pavement road takes you this beautiful place with lots of hotels and restaurants. Chichicastenango or so  [ más ]

Iximiché, the Maya city near TecpánIximiché, the Maya city near Tecpán

14/12/2012
I've been many times at this maya archaeological site and I just can't leave behind the memories of my first visit. I was a little kid on my first visit and still remember the fresh  [ más ]

Chicabal Lagoon in QuetzaltenangoChicabal Lagoon in Quetzaltenango

25/02/2011
Photo by JorgExtremo Of all the volcanoes of Guatemala are famous for having two lakes in its crater. One is the Ipala Volcano (which some say is in Jutiapa and others in Chiquimula, but see  [ más ]

River and waterfall at MagdalenaRiver and waterfall at Magdalena

13/01/2013
This is one of my favorite pictures. Yes I have better ones but the memory of being there it is unbeatable. Magdalena received very little visitors back then due to the road conditions and cold  [ más ]

I got to break freeI got to break free

23/12/2012
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 ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

History of Guatemala the first inhabitantsHistory of Guatemala the first inhabitants

04/03/2011
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 ]

Guatemala City and transferGuatemala City and transfer

23/03/2011
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 ]

Jorge UbicoJorge Ubico

22/05/2011
Years later in 1920, would participate in the military junta to appoint the General José María Orellana for president of Guatemala (you can see in Q1 tickets, a Quetzal). Jorge Ubico later away from the  [ más ]

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

01/05/2011
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 ]