Guatemala

Tikal and the Mayan civilization

Tikal and the Mayan civilization

Tikal is the most important Mayan civilization in Guatemala. It is located in the middle of the Tikal National Park, in the department of El Petén, in the north of the country. Declared Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1979, Tikal is part of the...

The colourful market of Chichicastenango

The colourful market of Chichicastenango

I think I have already mentioned that I like to visit markets wherever I go, and take the opportunity to make occasional purchases. I must admit that I love the markets in Mexico and Central America, possibly because they are so colourful and striking. And I really...

The Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

The Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

My favourite place in Guatemala is Lake Atitlán, in the department of Sololá. The lake, of great beauty, is located 1,560 meters above sea level. Did you know it is surrounded by the volcanoes Atitlán, San Pedro and Tolimán? Several populations settle in the hills...

Guatemala with more than 30 volcanoes

Guatemala with more than 30 volcanoes

Guatemala, cradle of the Mayan Civilization, has great natural and cultural wealth. With more than 30 volcanoes, it is part of the Pacific fire belt. The volcanic chain crosses the country from east to west. The three highest volcanoes are: Tajumulco at 4,220 meters,...

What to eat in Guatemala, the most typical dishes

What to eat in Guatemala, the most typical dishes

Guatemalan cuisine is a mixture of Mayan products such as potatoes, avocados, beans, corn and chili peppers, with Spanish-influenced products such as wheat, milk, sugar and wine. There are two basic elements that accompany any meal: The corn tortilla, cooked on a...

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