24 Fun Things To Do In Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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If there is a place you should not be missing during a trip across Central America, that’s Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Set in the extinct crater of a volcano, and surrounded by yet more volcanoes, Lake Atitlan measures 130.1 square km. It will capture your heart with its unique vibe; the gorgeous views; the indigenous communities … Read more

29 Incredible Things To Do In Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua is, quite simply, the most beautiful city in Guatemala. The country’s former capital, the city was founded in the early 16th century and remained the capital until 1773, when Spanish crown officials left after a series of earthquakes, volcano eruptions and other natural disasters. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979, the city is … Read more

The Best Things To Do In Guatemala

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There are many incredible things to do in Guatemala – probably more than you’d ever imagine. This is a country of many wonders, and I only know too well! I visited for the first time years ago, using it as the starting point of my 5-months backpacking trip across Central and South America, and I … Read more

The Best Things To Know Before Visiting Guatemala

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Are you visiting Guatemala soon? Great! In fact, I must admit I am a little jealous. You see, I have been to Guatemala three times already and I’d love to go again. I fell in love with its peaceful atmosphere; the colorful cities and the even more colorful fabrics; the smiles of the people – … Read more

Everything You Must Know For Your Volcano Pacaya Hike

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A Volcano Pacaya hike is a must when in Guatemala. Known for tis Mayan archeological sites, the unique cultures and the many markets, Guatemala is also a country of many natural wonders. Thick jungle, isolated natural pools, the breathtaking Lake Atitlan and many active volcanoes (there are 37 in Guatemala) dot the landscape of this … Read more

Everything You Must Know About Chicken Buses

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Chicken buses are a fun and inexpensive way to travel across most of Central America, if only a bit slow and for the most part rather uncomfortable.  If you are backpacking across Central America, you will hardly be able to avoid riding on a chicken bus. In fact, it will be an essential part of … Read more