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Guatemala

Guatemala Travel

I’ve been living in Guatemala for a long time now, that’s why I can tell you everything you need to do to travel Guatemala, by region, by destination or the way you want.

From climbing to roasting a marshmallow in an active volcano, Travel in Guatemala will suit every style of traveler. This country is famous for volcanos, beaches and a lot of things.

Beautiful landscapes, activities full of adventure, and a lot of family-friendly are waiting for you in Guatemala. Here you can find a bunch of places to visit, where to eat, and where to stay in a family-friendly way while traveling in Guatemala

Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala: Complete Guide to the Lake’s True Metropolis

If you’re new to Lake Atitlan area of Guatemala, chances are you will hear facts about Panajachel and think this is the biggest town on the lake. Well, it’s not. It may be the most notable one for the foreigners that populate it and visit it, however, the biggest city is actually Santiago. That’s why […]

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11 Best Lake Atitlan Villages and Towns You Need to Visit

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala was formed many years ago, in fact, it is right on top of the crater of an old massive volcano. In the background, you will see more volcanoes, steep mountains, and at least twelve beautiful Lake Atitlan villages. It is a great place where tons of Guatemalan activities are offered. The […]

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Semuc Champey in Guatemala

If you are planning to visit Central America, don’t forget to add Semuc Champey Guatemala to your list. You will find various sceneries in this country that you will surely enjoy. Also, if you are looking for a great adventure trip, Guatemala is the place for it. I’m an ex-pat living in Guatemala and, in my […]

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10 Guatemala Beaches You Definitely Need to Visit

Guatemala is a privileged country with coastlines both on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, it’s home to many beautiful beaches, some of which are pretty well-known by surfers and tourists alike. The most popular beaches in Guatemala are Puerto Barrios on Caribbean Coast side and Monterrico on the Pacific Coast side, but there […]

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Panajachel, Guatemala: Things To Do and Places to Visit

“Pana,” as it’s known to locals, is the biggest hippie town south of Guatemala. It is located on the banks of Lake Atitlan in central Guatemala. Panajachel is all about de-stressing and chilling out. Many of the full-time residents are Americans and Europeans who moved to Panajachel years or decades ago, seeking a simpler life. […]

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Roasting Marshmallows Over Lava: Pacaya Volcano Hike in Guatemala

Few places in the world truly leave you speechless and is hard not to find a volcano in Guatemala. So, Pacaya Volcano is definitely one of those places. And nothing beats sharing a Volcano Hike with your kids and friends. Pacaya Volcano is located about one hour from Antigua, Guatemala and/or Guatemala City, depending on […]

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Guatemala Pacific Coast: Places to Visit, Things to Do and More

Being an ex-pat in Guatemala, I got to know all the best places for tourists to go and spend their Guatemalan vacations on, and one of the best places is the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. Better known as the “Southern Coast or La Costa Sur“, this is the Guatemalan’s favorite place to go. Monterrico, the […]

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Sayaxché in Peten Guatemala: A Town You Must Visit

I’m an ex-pat living in Guatemala for the past several years and a place I like to visit a lot is Sayaxché, it’s a town located on the southern shore of Río La Pasión, in Peten Guatemala. This is the natural gateway for trips to the Mayan sites of Ceibal and the archaeological wonders hidden […]

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Guide to Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Guatemala

Semana Santa in Guatemala Semana Santa or Holy Week in Guatemala is one of the most important celebrations of the year in this tiny country. Although it’s predominantly a celebration for Catholics, travelers of all religions and beliefs can experience this great opportunity to see art in a very particular way. Keep reading to learn […]

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Lush Hotel (Aaculaax) in San Marco, Guatemala: A True Artistic, Boutique Hotel Near Lake Atitlan

Imagine tiny footpaths surrounded by tropical plants, small shops, and friendly locals. This is exactly what you find in San Marcos. It is a tiny village located on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world – Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. However, what makes this town even more unique is all the different activities […]

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5 Unusual Places to Visit  in Guatemala

Now that I have been around the touristic industry in Guatemala I noticed that most travelers seem to think that the country is all about Antigua, Tikal, Atitlan, and Pacaya Volcano, some also go to Lanquin and Semuc Champey which is great. Even the kid of travelers looking for something more adventurous tend to stick […]

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Guatemala Waterfalls: 9 Most Amazing Waterfalls to Visit in The Country

Stop wondering where to go in Guatemala! If there is anything that this country is known for, it is because of its Mayan Ruins and its natural attractions. Aside from the different kinds of forests, lakes, beaches, and caves, some of the many rivers of Guatemala offer beautiful waterfalls. Most of the Guatemalan waterfalls offer […]

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7 Best Things to Do in Coban Town

Coban town in Guatemala is quite known among travelers as the home base for their adventures in the region. It is also a very important social and commercial hub for all the surrounding towns, villages, and tourist destinations. Cobán is also the gateway for some of Guatemala’s best eco- and adventure-tourism destinations and activities. It […]

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Interesting Facts About Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Cobán is the most important city in the Verapaz region of Guatemala. It serves as the social and commercial hub for all the surrounding towns, villages, and tourist destinations. It also serves as a home for the largest and most popular half-marathon race in the country. Cobán City in Guatemala is still known as the […]

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Casas Pelicanos Monterrico is an Ideal Beach House Rental

Beaches and Guatemala can be a bit of complexity for me. Now that I’m traveling with my family, and have become addicted to vacation rentals, finding the right one is not all that easy. But I got lucky and found just the right one for me and my family, here’s my review for Casas Pelicanos […]

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Solola Guatemala: Places to Visit, Things to Do and Useful Information

Solola Guatemala is a department where you can find the famous Atitlan Lake, The Pan-American Highway goes across this department. Even before the highways were built, and the Spaniards arrived, Sololá was a major trading post for the Mayas. It connected various coastal, lake, and communities from the highlands of Guatemala. An amazing place to […]

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Discover the Churches in Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala Churches Antigua is a town of churches, cathedrals, and monasteries. Due to many natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanoes, a lot of these buildings have seen better days. However, you can enjoy the newly rebuilt editions and get a feel of the golden days. Vising the churches in Antigua is one of […]

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Where to Go Surfing in Guatemala

Being an expat living in Guatemala for the past years, I have gotten to know and visit most of the beaches and surf spot in the country.  Guatemala has 150 miles of uncrowded, pristine, volcanic black sanded, and year-round surfable coastline and has become known as Latin America’s last surfing frontier. With over 22 amazing […]

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Top 7 Things to Do in Escuintla, Guatemala

Escuintla is a Guatemalan Department located in the Southern Region of the country. Escuintla may not be one of the top tourist attractions in Guatemala, but it’s a great place to visit. This is where you will find attractions like Puerto San Jose and Puerto Quetzal. Mainly known because of the Pacaya Volcano. I’m an […]

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Chichicastenango: Places to Visit, Things to Do and More!

Chichicastenango is commonly known as Chi chi for Guatemalans. This is a great place for those looking for an authentic market experience in Guatemala. But what makes it so special? Well, Chichicastenango Market is the largest market in Central America and is known for the amount and variety of handcrafts it offers. The best days […]

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