S05-15bwfk.jpg Sayaxché is a Guatemalan city of close to 50,000, home to mainly forest workers and logging companies but famous as a tourist destination for its proximity to the ancient ruins of Ceibal and Dos Pilas. Sayaxché can be reached from Flores using a newly paved road. Described as river country, Sayaxché is located on […]

Antigua, Guatemala Guatemala has transformed itself into one of Central America’s most popular travel destinations in recent years, and this achievement comes after struggling through decades of civil war from post-WWII to the 1990s. The country attracts visitors with its memorable landscapes, amazing archaeological sites, and the fascinating lure of the indigenous Mayan culture. Guatemala […]

bajo el sol de pana Panajachel is a town in the southwestern highlands of Guatemala, some 70 miles northwest of Antigua. Nicknamed Gringotenango, Panajachel is located on the northeastern shores of Lake Atitlán, bordered by three volcanoes that descend into the lake. Its prime location as a gateway to the lake for travelers coming from […]

Tikal, Guatemala Tikal is the largest and greatest of the ancient ruins of the Maya civilization. Located in northeastern Guatemala, these ruins are now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tikal is widely considered the highlight of any trip to Guatemala or Central America for that matter. It is a must for any trip to the […]

amanecer lago de peten itza Flores is a small town located on an island in Lake Petén Itzá of Guatemala. It is connected by a causeway to the mainland, where the suburbs of Santa Elena and San Benito are situated. Flores is a quiet and peaceful town with a beautiful natural view of Lake Petén […]

Chichicastenango Market, Guatemala Chichicastenango is a small town in the western highlands of Guatemala, located some 6,500 feet high in the mountaintops and surrounded by valleys and slopes. Chichicastenango is a charmingly typical highland town with its signature stucco-white houses, cobblestone streets, and wide plazas. However, unlike other highland towns and villages, Chichicastenango has made […]

El Remate El Remate is a small village on the eastern shores of Lake Petén Itzá, known mostly for its woodcarvings made by families that have been trained for generations in the trade. While El Remate had long been a tranquil and unspoiled village, today it is fast becoming a hot tourist spot for many […]

Bajo el arco (HDR) Antigua Guatemala is a city in the central mountains of Guatemala, located about 30 miles west of Guatemala City. Antigua Guatemala used to be the colonial Spanish capital of Central America for over two centuries. The remnants of its colonial past have earned Antigua a World Heritage designation from UNESCO. Today, […]

Anochecer en la laguna Petexbatun Lake Petexbatún is a small rainforest lake lagoon formed by the Petexbatún River and split from La Pasíon River in Sayaxché. The lake is located in the southern Petén region. Today, the lake is mainly visited by tourists interested in checking out the archaeological ruins nearby. The region hosts sites […]

Todos Santos Cuchumatán is a traditional mountain village situated 9,000 feet above sea level in the Cuchumatán Mountains of Guatemala. The majority of Todos Santos Cuchumatán’s villagers are indigenous Mayan. Today, the village is the most visited of the mountain villages. It is known for being a great place to learn about the Todos Santos […]


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