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The CimarronThe Cimarron

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 ]

Escuintla ciudad de las palmerasEscuintla ciudad de las palmeras

At only 40 minutes from Guatemala City, Escuintla is the place to go if you want enjoy sand, sun and the ocean. The beach is about 30 minutes from the City of Escuintla. The road  [ más ]

Abaj TakalikAbaj Takalik

Abaj Takalik is located in El Asintal, Retalhuleu. It%u2019s at just minutes from the center of Rehu via a paved road in great conditions. Abaj Takalik is one of the most important maya sites because  [ más ]

Lake AmatitlanLake Amatitlan

Lake Amatitlan is the closest lake to Guatemala City. It was a well visited touristic place (and still is). The lake is recovering from the side effects of the surrounding and growing cities. A lot  [ 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 ]

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 ]

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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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Archaeological site in Sayaxché CeibalArchaeological site in Sayaxché Ceibal

Structure A-3 Ceibal. Photo Mayan Master Ceibal was discovered in 1892 by Federico Arts. The site's name refers to the huge ceiba trees that can be seen there. Ample parking and welcome dense vegetation at  [ más ]

Preparing for the Fuego volcano journeyPreparing for the Fuego volcano journey

This is the Acatenango volcano summit. In front of us you can see Fuego Volcano. The night was really cold and we could hear the volcanic eruptions of Fuego Volcano. After seeing the big red  [ más ]

Laguna Brava, Yolnabaj in HuehuetenangoLaguna Brava, Yolnabaj in Huehuetenango

Not all beautiful places are close at hand. This is something that we have seen in each of our trips and to get this gap will have to earn the trip. If at this time  [ 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 ]

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 ]

Lemoa LagoonLemoa Lagoon

Between Chichicastenango and Santa Cruz del Quiche, a colorful Lagoon decorates the landscape with the reflection of the blue sky under the horizon. It is a recommended stop on your way to the north of  [ 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 ]

Nebaj and natural wondersNebaj and natural wonders

Chichele cascade, Ixil Nebaj, in the department of Quiché, is one of the towns of our country with great natural wealth, it captivates the senses of visitors. Road to Nebaj It is located 251 kilometers  [ 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 ]

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 ]

Church of San Cristóbal AcasaguastlánChurch of San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán

In the past, colonial times, Corregimientos existed as a structure of taxation, to ensure the order of the peoples concerned and -hold- either agricultural or livestock production. Acasaguastlán joined the district of Chiquimula de la  [ más ]

Map of GuatemalaMap of Guatemala

Map of the departments of Guatemala.  [ más ]

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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 ]

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 ]

Cancuén archaeological siteCancuén archaeological site

Detail of plaza and play ball in Cancuén. The journey to Cancuén begins by taking the path to the Atlantic, to Coban. The newcomer will take the crossing to the left that leads to Chisec  [ 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 ]