Guatemala

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You have decided to go to Guatemala but you still have many practical questions: when to go, how to pay and withdraw money, what to take in your luggage, what are the security measures, which means of transportation to use and what local customs should you follow? Here are our tips. WHEN TO GO to […]

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Guatemala is an ideal travel destination for backpackers in search of authenticity and varied and beautiful landscapes. But it is better to know in advance this is not a beach destination and not a destination for partying or even dancing on Latin music. WHY GOING TO GUATEMALA ? AUTHENTICITY The country remained very authentic and […]

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You will find two different types of cuisine in Guatemala: the local cuisine, inside the country, and the Garifuna cuisine, on the east Caribbean coast. Guatemalan cuisine We have not really been amazed by the local food. I must say that their dishes are not very varied: a typical meal consists of chicken, corn tortillas, […]

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You will need at least 2 weeks to have a good overview of the numerous landscapes and heritage of Guatemala. You will land in the capital, Guatemala City, where you can take a bus or a taxi to Antigua (1 hour drive).  It is recommended not to dwell on the capital, which has a quite […]

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It’s a MUST DO for those who love strolling markets, admire the colorful displays, negotiate with traders and try to find some original souvenirs. The Guatemalan crafts is very colorful and diverse, and there lots of bargains to do. You will find many colorful wooden masks, wooden dishes, hammocks, colorful fabrics, silver jewelry with jade […]

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Feb-2013

Lake Atitlan, surrounded by volcanoes and small villages, offers a breathtaking panorama. The surrounding villages have each their specificities and are only accessible by the lake, taking a public lancha for 10Q for direct trips and 25Q when more than one station. They will tell you a higher price so you have to negotiate, do […]

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A pearl which we do not talk much in guidebooks but is nevertheless one of the most beautiful natural heritage of Guatemala. Semuc-Champay is a set of turquoise lakes and waterfalls that you can’t miss ! How to get to Lanquin ? You can come from Antigua or from Flores (approximately 9 hours the way, […]

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Dive into the fascinating history of Mayas by visiting the impressive Mayan ruins of Tikal, located in the middle of the jungle. How to visit Tikal? The MUST is to arrive early enough to Tikal to attend the sunrise on top of a Mayan temple! This is truly an unforgettable experience! To do this, you […]

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Feb-2013

You do not come to Livingston to visit but to enjoy the culture and the warm atmosphere of the city and its communities, which are mostly former slaves called Garifuna. Livingston is very different from the other cities of Guatemala, the atmosphere is Caribbean, and therefore very relaxed. What is nice is that there is […]

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Feb-2013

Antigua, the former capital of Guatemala, is a charming colonial city protected by UNESCO. Just chill out by walking through the beautiful streets with their colorful houses. What to visit in Antigua? To enjoy a magnificent view over the city, climb over a hill called Cero de la Cruz. You must go there before 5pm […]

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The capital doesn’t seem attractive from what we can read on the net, and we can not tell you more about the city as we only stayed one night. We booked the hostel for one night for practical reasons (to take our flight the next morning). It was the most expensive of all hostels we […]

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