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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City was developed in the valley between three ancient volcanos: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. When flying in to the area try to get a window seat because the view of these giants will be stunning. The Spanish built their first colonial...
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When my friend and I were given the option to do an afternoon tour of the ruins at Yaxhá, we were told that “sunset comes with the tour.” Sold! Who doesn’t love a good sunset after wandering through jungle ruins? We found out upon arriving at...
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Pacaya, Guatemala
Taking a hike up Pacaya -- an active volcano just outside Antigua -- is a truly rewarding experience that should not be missed. I did the hike in the late afternoon to get there for sunset, which I highly recommend. The sun wasn't too intense for...
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1a Avenida Sur 15, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
Having traveled to Antigua many times, I'm always drawn for an afternoon drink to Cafe Sky. The rooftop bar offers panoramic views of the city, as well as the looming and beautiful Volcan Agua. The staff is friendly, food so-so, but the ambience...
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Zunil, Guatemala
About an hour outside the city of Quetzaltenango, Fuentes Georginas is a paradise for soaking away all the miles traveled on chicken buses and cramped tourist shuttles. The pools are wonderfully hot, and the location--wrapped in cloud forest...
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El Remate, Guatemala
El Remate and the surrounding ares by the north shore of the lake is the place to be. the town is quiet, charming and closer to the national park. I stayed in the cute Posada Del Cerro. On your down time (when not in the park) you can swim in the...
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Tikal, Guatemala
Absolute highlight of my trip to Belize and Guatemala was visiting the Tikal temples. I could explore these temples for days.
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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
San Pedro brings connotations of hippies, druggies, grungy backpackers, etc but behind all that lies a sleepy little village with amazing views over the Lake. The perfect place to settle for a few days, take your feet off the road, unwind and...
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We spent two nights at La Fortuna at the end of a very active holiday in Guatemala, and we were ready for a break. As soon as our boat pulled up at the dock, we knew we were in for something very special. La Fortuna is in a secluded cove off Lake...