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RetalhuleuRetalhuleu

24/02/2011
In Guatemala Retalhuleu is called just -Rehu-.  It is a southern department enjoying the benefits of the low altitude and fertile lands. Its economy is based primary in agriculture and tourism. Rehu is called -The  [ más ]

The CimarronThe Cimarron

23/02/2011
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 ]

SalamaSalama

23/02/2011
It's the center of Baja Verapaz, at north of Guatemala City. Both Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz where once in the past the same territory -Verapaz-. Salama is a peaceful place with fresh weather most  [ más ]

The arches of EsquipulasThe arches of Esquipulas

16/03/2011
Arches of the aqueduct water Esquipulas drinking. After the Spanish conquest in Chiquimula, Esquipulas began to chart a new town together with their public services. Pobable water topped the list. Taking advantage of the topography  [ más ]

Esquipulas ornamentsEsquipulas ornaments

22/04/2011
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 ]

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 ]

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

An unparalleled sunset beach SipacateAn unparalleled sunset beach Sipacate

22/08/2011
Looking at a sunset is in the city or outside it, one never ceases to marvel at this amazing thing that can be observed on Sunday, was perfect to appreciate from Sipacate beach, located south  [ más ]

Salto Chilasco WaterfallSalto Chilasco Waterfall

23/02/2011
Known as the tallest waterfall in Central America, this beauty is hidden in the mountains and forest of Baja Verapaz, at north of Guatemala. Around km 142 a road to the left takes you up  [ más ]

Meaning of the name GuatemalaMeaning of the name Guatemala

22/10/2011
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 ]

Fire Volcano Volcán de FuegoFire Volcano Volcán de Fuego

07/03/2011
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 ]

Actún KanActún Kan

29/05/2011
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 ]

Laguna Brava, Yolnabaj in HuehuetenangoLaguna Brava, Yolnabaj in Huehuetenango

25/02/2011
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 arches of EsquipulasThe arches of Esquipulas

16/03/2011
Arches of the aqueduct water Esquipulas drinking. After the Spanish conquest in Chiquimula, Esquipulas began to chart a new town together with their public services. Pobable water topped the list. Taking advantage of the topography  [ más ]

Tajumulco volcanoTajumulco volcano

24/02/2011
Tajumulco volcano is the highest summit in Guatemala and Central America reaching 4,220 meters above sea level. The volcano is located in the town of the same name Tajumulco in San Marcos. Surprisingly is not  [ 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 ]

Lemoa LagoonLemoa Lagoon

24/02/2011
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 ]

White sand beach in Guatemala: Playa BlancaWhite sand beach in Guatemala: Playa Blanca

24/02/2011
Most of the beach in Central America has dark sand as result of volcanic eruptions in the region. Few places have white sand like Playa Blanca (White Beach) and Punta de Palma, both places located  [ más ]

Steamy and read night at Pacaya VolcanoSteamy and read night at Pacaya Volcano

16/01/2013
Me and some friends watching the heat at Pacaya on a cold night in Guatemala. The picture, as usual, was taken without filters. I never use filters. Pacaya volcano at night, or -Paca-night- After several  [ más ]

Read about the History of Guatemala

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 ]

History of Guatemala the first inhabitantsHistory of Guatemala the first inhabitants

04/03/2011
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 ]

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

01/04/2011
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 ]

Meaning of the name GuatemalaMeaning of the name Guatemala

22/10/2011
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 ]