El Mirador is a former Maya city, located deep in the jungle of Guatemala. It must have been the biggest city in the Mayan empire with the largest temple (72 meters) ever built by the Mayans. The city has been completely taken over by nature, and can only be reached by helicopter or multi-day trip, where you spend the night in a tent in the jungle. In this article you’ll read all about my visit to El Mirador, with many practical tips for the El Mirador Guatemala trek and helicopter tour, including the best time to travel and a packing list.
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Lake Atitlan Guide | 12 x tips and things to do at Lake Atitlan
Lago de Atitlan is one of the most beautiful destinations in Guatemala. The lake is surrounded by three mighty volcanoes and small villages, each with its own vibe and characteristics. You can enjoy yourself for days around Lake Atitlan. By navigating from village to village, learning more about local art, taking walks to viewpoints and climbing volcanoes. In this Lake Atitlan travel guide, I will tell you everything you want to know, including useful tips for the best things to do.
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Tikal Guatemala | everything you want to know about a visit and tour
Tikal is one of Guatemala’s most visited destinations. Due to its mysterious atmosphere and amazing location in the dense jungle, it is one of the most impressive archaeological Maya sites. A visit to Tikal National Park is an unforgettable experience where you will learn more about the fascinating Maya history and enjoy the beautiful jungle environment around you with countless monkeys, coatis, butterflies and species of birds. Read more about a trip to Tikal, including the highlights, lots of useful tips for a day tour, how to visit and where to stay.
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Yaxha Mayan Ruins Guatemala | Get insprited to visit this archaeological site
Yaxha is a smaller and less visited Maya site in Peten Guatemala, located at the Yaxha lake. From Temple 216 you can enjoy beautiful views during the sunset. Even though more and more tourists find the ancient Maya city, the big tourist crowds stay away and that is what makes a visit so special. In this article you will read everything you want to know about Maya city Yaxha, a tour including the highlights and useful tips for your visit.
Where to stay in Guatemala | Discover beautiful boutique hotels!
Like any other country, Guatemala has a large amount of beautiful hotels. When I travel by myself, I always look out smaller scale hotels with beautiful interiors, a nice atmosphere and a convenient location. In addition, I like to support the locals and love a sustainable approach around a hotel. In this article I will tell you more about my favorite places to stay in Guatemala, sorted by city and region.
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Casa Prana at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala | a review!
Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is one of the most stunning lakes in the world. It is surrounded by three volcanoes and small indigenous villages, each known for its own vibe and characteristics. There are many beautiful places to stay around the lake and it is hard to choose from. But if you are looking for a true paradise, you want to have a look at Casa Prana. In the next article you’ll read everything you want to know about one of the most beautiful hotels around Lake Atitlan Guatemala: Casa Prana.
Guatemala has it all! Colonial cities, where you can stroll around for days. Indigenous villages and markets where people walk around in colorful traditional costumes. But also fascinating Maya cities, located deep in the jungle, A Pacific and Caribbean coast, breathtaking lakes and many active volcanoes! In this article you’ll find the best things to do in Guatemala. Besides the highlights in Guatemala, I am also sharing travel tips for off the beaten track destinations, gastronomic and cultural experiences. Including a special section about hotels, best traveling time and safety.
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What to do in Lanquin and Semuc Champey Guatemala | 8x tips
Lanquin is a little mountain town in the province of Alta Verapaz. A visit to Lanquin is something you simply can’t miss. It is your gateway to one of the most stunning environments, such as Semuc Champey, viewpoints overlooking a lush jungle, adventurous caves with thousands of bats and opportunities for tubing and rafting. Find everything you want to know about what to do in Lanquin, the caves and Semuc Champey, including tips for hotels and best time to visit.
20 x things to do in Antigua Guatemala | the ultimate cityguide
Antigua is one of the most beautiful cities in Guatemala. You can stroll around for days, enjoy the views, visit museums, shop in fancy boutique stores and eat in great restaurants. And the surrounding area is also worth exploring with volcano hikes and villages. This is a list with the best things to do in the beautiful city and surroundings of Antigua Guatemala.
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The Acatenango volcano hike in Guatemala | Everything you want to know!
Have you ever seen smoke and red lava coming out of an volcano, just in front of you? From Antigua Guatemala you can book a once in a lifetime experience: the Acatenango volcano hike. A two-day trek where you hike to the top of the Acatenango volcano and spend the night in a tent along the way. From the top you can look straight out over the surrounding volcanoes Agua, Pacaya and Fuego, one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes. In this article you will read everything you want to know about hiking the Acatenango Volcano, including useful tips and a packing list.