Photo Friday – Boqueron Canyon, A Hidden Guatemalan Gem


Many people come to Guatemala to visit the popular locations: Tikal, Antigua, and Lake Atitlan. Which is a great trip, however, for the extra lucky ones that actually can venture out for a longer stay and explorations the Boqueron is it!


The Boqueron canyon, in the Quiche department is in the middle of nowhere actually, personally if I wasn’t living here I would never consider such a trip, so how lucky was I to do so.

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We had a blast. The only way to get in is by a boat. Ours was a wooden canoe navigated by a 9 year old boy. The whole ride was no more than 10 minutes inside and cost $3.


My husband and son went nuts and swam around, while I just enjoyed the place and watched the boat boy have his breakfast since he was pretty surprised that he had a client. I’m not a big swimmer, especially in odd waters!

At the end of the trip, we realized he was one of the main bread winners for his family of 3 brothers and mom and pop.

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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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