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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 ]

Walking around Lava in Pacaya VolcanoWalking around Lava in Pacaya Volcano

There is lava everywhere! Are you coming or not? It was a cold rainy morning when we got there but the steam and heat from the lava made our day. We got totally dry in  [ más ]


Church of St. Thomas Chichicastenango. Photo: Hector Roldán. Its name means -Place of the chichicastes- or -thorns.- Located in Quiche, and contains a huge cultural and traditional wealth. To get to Chichicastenango from Guatemala City,  [ más ]

Dude this is my spaceDude this is my space

There is little I can say about this specific fellow because I don't really know what species it belongs to but I can tell you wasn't shy at all. While walking around on some trails  [ más ]

That beautiful place named LachuáThat beautiful place named Lachuá

This is a natural sanctuary named Lachuá, which means -smelly water-, as it has some sulfured aromas. It is located in Alta Verapaz and it is AWESOME. Is not an easy road, but mostly, and  [ 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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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 ]

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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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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Fire Volcano Volcán de FuegoFire Volcano Volcán de Fuego

Climbing this volcano is not easy. It is very important to begin climbing easy volcanos and go from there to more difficult summits. However, as most difficult routes the Fire ascent is fun. You have  [ 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 ]

Cerro Quemado cavesCerro Quemado caves

Down in the cave explorer Xela. Cerro Quemado, in Quetzaltenango, just minutes from the city of Xela, has a truly immense conglomerate rock, ideal for sport climbing and traditional. All the volcanic rock are scattered  [ 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 ]

Zaculeu maya ruinsZaculeu maya ruins

Zaculeu is a mayan archaeological site located in Huehuetenango. The original name of the city is Xinabajul and holds a rich history of warriors and resistance against the spanish conquest. Zaculeu comes from a king  [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

The end of the Mam empireThe end of the Mam empire

Zaculeu Mayan pyramid, ancient Huehuetenango Mam kingdom. According to historical accounts the name of the region was Memejuyú. It was time that his warriors will face the Spanish. Chinabajul, as it was called, was the  [ más ]

Population decline during the conquestPopulation decline during the conquest

Fray Bartolome de las Casas religious defender Indians. Fought inhuman abuse of colonizers. The conquest of America was not easy. The territory is now Guatemala and the Mayan peoples who inhabited it were fierce battle.  [ más ]

Meaning of the name GuatemalaMeaning of the name Guatemala

Although not as in the past, even today city itself is surrounded trees. During the Spanish conquest were accompanied by various indigenous groups in the region to defeat others. In fact, Pedro de Alvarado and  [ 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 ]