Everything You Must Know About Chicken Buses

chicken buses

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

Everything You Must Know For Your Volcano Pacaya Hike


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

29 Best Things To Do In Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

where to stay in Lake Atitlan

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

A Guide To Visiting Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Semuc Champey Guatemala

Semuc Champey is easily one of the most scenic places to visit in Guatemala. A bit hard to reach, it’s honestly worth all the effort of getting there and you should make it a point to include it in your itinerary. If you are looking for information on how to plan your visit, where to … Read more

Where To Stay In Lake Atitlan

where to stay in Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Guatemala and you definitely need to include it in your Guatemala itinerary. Picking where to stay in Lake Atitlan, however, is easier said than done. With so many small towns and villages, each of them offering a unique experience, you may well be … Read more

Where To Stay In Antigua Guatemala

Guatemala itinerary

Antigua Guatemala is easily the most charming city in Central America and the best starting point for a trip around Guatemala. If you are looking for where to stay in Antigua Guatemala, you will be happy to know that there are some great accommodation options. Not sure what to pick? Continue reading, because I have … Read more

A Fabulous 2 Weeks In Guatemala Itinerary

Guatemala itinerary

Guatemala is a beautiful country, with lots to see. You will find beautiful cities and smaller villages; colorful markets; mighty volcanoes always on the verge of erupting; a gorgeous volcanic lake inhabited by indigenous communities that have kept their traditions; a multitude of archeological sites (Tikal and Yaxha are just two of them!) and stunning … Read more

A Complete Guide To Visiting Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal Mayan Ruins in Guatemala

Guatemala is packed with beautiful Mayan sites, and Tikal is definitely among the most impressive – to the point that many consider it the highlight of their trip across Central America. What makes it special is not only how well-kept its temples and plazas are, but also the thick jungle setting complete with lush vegetation … Read more