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Guatemala Travel Tips


Beautiful photography, personal stories, and travel tips from my adventures in Guatemala.

Welcome To Guatemala!

Guatemala is the most densely populated country in Central America, creating a valuable sense of culture – both old and new. It is home to many Mayan archaeological sites built over time by the Maya community.

As one of Central American’s cultural highlights, you can’t leave Guatemala without paying a visit to the Mayan Ruins of Tikal and to the beautiful city of Antigua.

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Recent Articles

Kayaking the Río Dulce Out to Sea

The Río Dulce is a large blue-green river that flows out of Guatemala into the ocean. Small communities of native Maya live simple lives alongside it in the jungle.

Partying With The Garifuna Of Livingston, Guatemala

There is a town on the coast of Guatemala that can only be accessed by boat. The small fishing village of Livingston is not like the rest of the country. There is a strong Afro-Caribbean influence here which makes it very unique.

Exploring The Lanquin Bat Caves

I spent 4 hours deep, dark, & dirty cave filled with bats. Spelunking through these caverns at Lanquin was a lot more fun than I expected it would be, and there were a few surprises along the way.

Welcome To The Pretty Town Of Antigua Guatemala

The city of Antigua was once the Capital of Guatemala. That was before major earthquakes destroyed most of it in the 1700’s. Today it’s a picturesque town that attracts many local and international travelers.

Quetzaltenango is Xela, Xela is Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango is Guatemala’s 2nd biggest city, with 300,000 people. It has all the modern conveniences that Guatemala City has, only with fewer heavily-armed guards patrolling every street corner.

Lake Atitlan Mayan Canoe Adventure

Today I was about to take an old, leaky Mayan canoe out for a spin. I had seen locals using dilapidated wooden canoes to get around Lake Atitlan, and was curious about trying it out myself. Would I be able to keep afloat?