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The grapes in Eastern GuatemalaThe grapes in Eastern Guatemala

Grapes and coconuts in cold Zacapa, near Usumatlán. Just after the department of El Progreso and minutes before they reach the Wellness Pasabién find a perfectly straight road section, you might not know but you  [ 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 ]

Quirigua Archaeological SiteQuirigua Archaeological Site

Motagua River holds great treasures. Around the basin, can be found not only deposits of jade, but pottery and ancient archaeological treasures. It is precisely here where lies Quirigua. Among its valuable content is the  [ 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 ]

Landscapes from the Acatenango VolcanoLandscapes from the Acatenango Volcano

This is Agua volcano seen from Acatenango and Fuego. Is very unlikely that I stay at hotels on my trips. In fact I usually avoid cities for staying the night. Very often I just keep  [ más ]

Xela in QuetzaltenangoXela in Quetzaltenango

Xela, the center of Quetzaltenango is perhaps the most visited tourist destination in Guatemala besides Antigua Guatemala and Tikal in Peten, and preferred by many as the number one choice to learn Spanish. It is  [ 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 ]

Contact usContact us

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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Ipala Volcano, fresh weather at the topIpala Volcano, fresh weather at the top

Jutiapa department has always been a warm temperate climate and the volcano Ipala has always maintained a cool climate at the top. With a beautiful lake of the same name: Ipala, the volcano offers a  [ 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 ]

Pacaya VolcanoPacaya Volcano

There are tree active volcanoes in Guatemala: Fuego (Fire), Santiaguito and Pacaya. Pacaya is the easiest one to climb. It has been quite peaceful over the years allowing visitors to see the lava flows and  [ 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 ]

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 ]

Semuc ChampeySemuc Champey

Crystalline waters, fresh air and nature all around wait for you at Semuc Champey, which means -Sacred water hidden under the stones-. Semuc, mostly known as Champey, are the peaceful formations that the river leaves  [ más ]

Lake AtitlanLake Atitlan

Fresh weather, clean air and warm waters wait for you at Lake Atitlan. Its located in Solola and surrounded by tree volcanoes: Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro. The view is amazing from any point of  [ más ]

From the Maya to the Spanish colonyFrom the Maya to the Spanish colony

A weakened Mayan world facilitate conflict Spanish conquest. Photo: Zaculeu. In what is now Guatemala there were several kingdoms and descendants of the Maya cities: Mam in Huehuetenango Zaculeu occupied, the Kichen in the department  [ más ]

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

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 ]

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 ]

The other side of Pacaya volcanoThe other side of Pacaya volcano

Dry lava flows in a valley still covered by dark spots, is very wide, the scenery is beautiful and the view of the volcano, simply incomparable, to appear next. From the distance you can see  [ más ]

Just enjoying the view and volcanoesJust enjoying the view and volcanoes

I used to climb a lot of mountains and volcanoes. This was a very fun trip to Acatenango with some friends. It was like my ascent #8, I don't know, can't remember but this was  [ más ]

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15 things you did not know of Guatemala15 things you did not know of Guatemala

Zacapa starts right at the end of the department of El Progreso en route to the east of Guatemala. Usumatlán is right after and before Rio Hondo to find a cross to the left (back  [ más ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]