Faces of Guatemala: Pedro

People of Guatemala Pedro

Meet Pedro

First Name: Pedro
Where Are You From: San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala
Occupation: Volcano Guide
Favorite Music: Todo! (Everything!)
Where Would You Like to Travel: Todas partes! (Everywhere!)

I’d like to introduce you to Pedro, our experienced guide for the Volcano San Pedro Hike above Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

Pedro hikes the volcano every day, and we had trouble keeping up with his fast pace. We felt lucky to get him, as he had much more character than some of the younger guides we saw.

But no matter how much I pestered him for answers to my few “interview” questions, he would only tell me todo!

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”  ~ TIM CAHILL


  1. oh no! i did this trek today and also had Pedro as a guide…however, our experience was very different with him.

    he rushed us through the trek, gave us 15 minutess at the top, then ditched us…

    rewarding but challenging trek :-)

    1. Yeah, he wanted to rush back down with us too actually. I just told him to leave me at the top and I’d find my own way down.

      The downside of hiring a tour guide is that they often rush things, it’s just a daily job for them, and it becomes boring. I try to avoid guides whenever possible for that reason.

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