welcome to guatemala Nebaj (also known as Santa Maria Nebaj) is the main town of the Ixil Triangle region of Guatemala, situated at an altitude of over 6,200 feet above sea level and surrounded by the Cuchamatan Mountains. The Ixil Triangle is a rather inaccessible part of the western highlands, home to the indigenous Ixiles. […]

IMG_2749 Zunil is a small agricultural village in the western highlands of Guatemala about six miles south of Quetzaltenango. The village is made up entirely of indigenous Quiché people and is one of the most beautiful villages in the highlands, situated at the base of an extinct volcano and surrounded by fertile valley lands. Divided […]

Libros del Lago Jaibalito is a small village in the northern shores of Lake Atitlán. It is a short walk from Santa Cruz La Laguna and a 10-minute boat trip from Panajachel. Jaibalito is known as the most unspoiled, serene, and isolated of the small pueblos of Lake Atitlán. Jaibalito is popular among tourists who […]

Bello Paisaje en la Frontera Huehuetenango is a city located at the foot of the Los Cuchumatanes mountain range in Guatemala. Most of the people living in and around Huehuetenango are of Mam Mayan descent. The town is rather quiet, serving mostly as a gateway to the Cuchumatanes mountains and for exploring the mountains’ isolated […]

Lago de AtitlГЎn – San Marcos La Laguna San Marcos La Laguna is a tiny village in the northwestern shores of Lake Atitlán that caters mostly to tourists. The village is resided by Cakchiquel indigenous people with a few westerners who have made it their permanent home. San Marcos La Laguna can be reached by […]

Muelle, Santiago Atitlan Santiago Atitlán is one of the larger towns around Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala, located across the lake from Panajachel. The town is situated in the southwestern shores of the lake and, as the only major town in this particular region, serves as a gateway to Lake Atitlán for […]

Santa Cruz La Laguna is a hillside village along the northern shores of Lake Atitlán. The village is only three miles east of Panajachel and a great escape from Panajachel’s tourist crowds. Santa Cruz La Laguna is a very charming village, characterized by its signature square adobe houses built interestingly on hilly slopes. And with […]

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala Lake Atitlán is a large crater lake in the western highlands of Guatemala. The lake is considered to be the deepest in Central America and is surrounded by traditional Maya towns and villages while flanked by three majestic volcanoes, Volcán San Pedro, Volcán Tolimán, and Volcán Atitlán. Today, the lake is one […]

Santiaguito y Santa MarГ­a Quetzaltenango (or Xelajú) is the second largest city in Guatemala, located in the mountain valleys of Volcán Santa Maria some 7,700 feet above sea level. Quetzaltenango is surrounded by a diverse landscape of volcanoes, hot springs, mountains, valleys, and rivers. The region is known for its fertile grounds ideal for growing […]

San Antonio Palopo San Antonio Palopó is a quaint farming village around Lake Atitlán and near Santa Catarina Palopó and Panajachel. It is slightly larger than Santa Catarina Palopó with a population close to 3,000, but is much smaller than Panajachel. The only road in this village is the one that connects it with Santa […]


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