Travel Guides

– Guatemala Travel Guides – Antigua Once the center of Spanish power in colonial Central America, La Antigua Guatemala (Old/Ancient Guatemala) is a gem of a city with pristine cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and magnificent architecture. One of the few places...

Flores Travel Guide

Flores Travel Guide [This is a brief excerpt from pages 342-350 of Eric Larson’s travel guide to Guatemala, published by Other Places Travel Guides.] An idyllic island town on the shores of Lake Peten Itzá, Flores is a worthwhile stop in itself, not to mention its close...
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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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The Ruins of El Mirador

Far to the north of Tikal, the jungles of the vast Mirador-Río Azul National Park hold what may be Guatemala’s most historically significant site, the ruins of El Mirador. Arguably the oldest Mayan city in Petén, El Mirador lies between Tikal to the south and Calakmul to the...
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Accommodations in Guatemala

Accommodations in Guatemala span from the lowly autohotel to the most expensive 5-star resort. On the low end of the spectrum are the drive-in motels used by Guatemalans for romantic getaways with their secret lovers. On the high end are exquisitely decorated luxury resorts with...