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Laguna Lachuá National Park

Laguna Lachuá, a jungle-ringed lagoon located deep in the department of Alta Verapaz, is without a doubt one of Guatemala’s hidden gems. If you’ve got the time to venture away from Cobán and Semuc Champey, you won’t regret a visit to this stunning, pristine...
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Studying Spanish in Guatemala

Many visitors to Guatemala use their trip as an opportunity to learn or brush up on their Spanish at unbeatable costs. The diversity and quality of escuelas de español, in addition to the neutral, singsong Spanish spoken here, makes Guatemala a great place for studying Spanish....
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Semuc Champey & Lanquín

Few visit Cobán without making the trip east to Lanquín, a pristine riverside town with a series of fascinating caves and a trio of first-rate backpacker hostels. In fact, nearby Semuc Champey is the well-justified reason most visitors come to Alta Verapaz in the first place. A...