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Stands of Chichicastenango: customs that persisted despite the ChristianizationStands of Chichicastenango: customs that persisted despite the Christianization

The oppression of the Mayan culture and the direct attacks made by the Catholic Church failed to cancel the entire ancestral traditions. In some cases this censorship and attacks on their traditions and beliefs only  [ 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 ]

Quetzaltepeque VolcanoQuetzaltepeque Volcano

Contrary to popular belief, being a warm region, the climate is cool to cold.  Not hot at all. At an altitude of 1.900 meters above sea Niver and sometimes covered with cold fog. It has  [ 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 ]

Ah Cacao Gran JaguarAh Cacao Gran Jaguar

When Calakmul (North Mayan city located in what is now Mexico), invaded Tikal in 679, interrupted the dynastic line but not permanently. Chaak Ujol Nuun son and member of the royal lineage, Jasaw was destined  [ 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 ]

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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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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 ]

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 ]

Laguna Brava Yolnabaj in HuehuetenangoLaguna Brava Yolnabaj in Huehuetenango

It was a long walk over the trails and even we could see the Lagoon, we couldn't reach it from this point (private area) so we had to walk around the hill to get to  [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Chicabal Lagoon in QuetzaltenangoChicabal Lagoon in Quetzaltenango

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 ]

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 ]

Association of Mayan Women Weavers Santiago AtitlanAssociation of Mayan Women Weavers Santiago Atitlan

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 ]

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 ]

Agua Volcano view from Pacaya TrailsAgua Volcano view from Pacaya Trails

Climbing a volcano is always better in the early morning. This way not only you avoid the heat of the midday sun, you also get the best of the day: clear sky and amazing view.  [ más ]

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Iximché, the last Maya capitalIximché, the last Maya capital

In 1463 founded the Cakchiquel Iximché without knowing it would become the last Maya capital city and first capital of Spanish conquest. At present, Iximché is a beautiful Mayan ceremonial center where various rituals are  [ más ]

Wonderful QuicheWonderful Quiche

The leading American Highway on its way to Los Encuentros. From here, take about thirty minutes to Chichicastenango and clear with their respective signs. After those 17 miles are surrounded by forests reaches a cozy  [ más ]

One of my first impressions from HuehuetenangoOne of my first impressions from Huehuetenango

Why look for more if you can have a nice playground all around, clear sky, fresh air and weather? Here the soft grass provides you a nice support for your back taking out any residual  [ 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 ]