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From the top of the volcano JumaytepequeFrom the top of the volcano Jumaytepeque

06/03/2011
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 ]

Escuintla ciudad de las palmerasEscuintla ciudad de las palmeras

23/02/2011
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 ]

The Mayans in Guatemala: Mayas, ancestors and descendantsThe Mayans in Guatemala: Mayas, ancestors and descendants

08/06/2011
Estela and Mayan temple Aguateca Petexbatún Region. It is very uncommon to realiza that the ancient mayas and the surviving descendants are very different groups For example, you wondered: Why the Maya of today can  [ 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 ]

Laguna de Santa Rosa AyarzaLaguna de Santa Rosa Ayarza

12/03/2011
In the south-central area Guatemala approximately 101 kilometers from the capital, in the department of Santa Rosa, surrounded by green mountains lie the calm waters of La Laguna de Ayarza. - This is a natural  [ 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 ]

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

ChichicastenangoChichicastenango

25/02/2011
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 ]

Church of San Cristóbal AcasaguastlánChurch of San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán

15/10/2011
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 ]

Santo Domingo ChurchSanto Domingo Church

30/03/2011
Broad church of Atreus Santo Domingo, Zone 1. It is located at 12 Avenida 10-09 Zone 1 and for some the Church of Santo Domingo is famous for its beautiful neoclassical architecture. For others it  [ 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 ]

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 ]

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

24/04/2011
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 ]

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 ]

Laguna Lachuá, a Mirror of the skyLaguna Lachuá, a Mirror of the sky

25/02/2011
Lachuá Lagoon. Photography Hernandez Ottoniel Istupe. The climate is typical of a tropical rainforest with impressive variety of plants and trees of precious woods. Here also live jaguars, pumas, tapirs and many other wild animals.  [ más ]

Wonderful QuicheWonderful Quiche

10/04/2011
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 ]

Amatitlán RailwayAmatitlán Railway

21/02/2011
Among the beautiful places to visit near Guatemala City, Lake Amatitlán is the biggest lake. It was a few years ago almost the identical brother of Lake Atitlán. So far, the pollution and industrial waste  [ más ]

October 20, day of the RevolutionOctober 20, day of the Revolution

15/07/2011
October 20 is the day that Jorge Ubico ceased to be president of Guatemala. October 20 is commemorated today the revolution of 44 officially ending a long period of presidency, but it is not out  [ más ]

The end of the Mam empireThe end of the Mam empire

02/03/2011
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 ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

Population decline during the conquestPopulation decline during the conquest

02/03/2011
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 ]

The end of the Mam empireThe end of the Mam empire

02/03/2011
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 ]

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

01/06/2011
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 ]

Utatlán city falls, Spain began the conquestUtatlán city falls, Spain began the conquest

08/07/2011
Tikal was this time an abandoned city and vegetation cover. It is intriguing to imagine how history would have been if the Spanish had found the Maya in full swing. Despite the difference of progress:  [ más ]