Mayan Ruins

Mayan Ruins in Guatemala are a living testimony to a culture that once flourished between 700 BC to 900 AD. The most prominent Mayan Ruins can be found in the Tikal area and across the Honduran border in Copan. Smaller remains of Mayan buildings can be seen all over Guatemala. Mayan Ruins are the truly […]

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Colonial History of Guatemala

Convento Santa Clara in Antigua Guatemala

The Colonial History of Guatemala begins with the arrival of the conquistador Pedro de Alvarado in 1524 and ends with the Guatemala’s declaration of independence in 1821. While Guatemala was part of the Viceroyalty of Mexico, it functioned separately as a Captain General and included what is now Chiapas, part of Yucatan, Guatemala, El Salvador, […]

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Nature in Guatemala

Quetzal

Guatemala is home to a fantastic number of diverse species, which dwell in habitats ranging from rain and cloud forest to arid valleys to swamps and ocean shores. The government is actively pursuing a strategy that involves sustainable tourism as a proactive way to protect its nature and cultural heritage. The base that carry this […]

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Mayan Culture

Guatemalan weaver

The Maya civilization was one of the grandest in the history of the world and the reason for its collapse is still shrouded in mystery. The ancient Maya occupied a vast geographic area in Central and South America from around 2000 BC until 1500 AD. The Mayan culture extended to parts of what is now […]

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Guatemala Lakes

Lake Atitlan

The famous Lake Atitlan that Aldous Huxley once called “the most beautiful in the world” is located in the mountainous Department of Solola, in the Guatemalan highlands about 150km from the capital. Lake Atitlan is a natural wonder of blue, wind-tossed waters set against a backdrop of three 10,000-foot volcanoes – Toliman, Atitlan and San […]

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