Quiriguá

The Stelae of Quiriguá

In the heart of the lower Motagua Valley, Quiriguá showcases the remains of an important ceremonial center and trading post that linked the Mayan kingdoms of Tikal and Copán (Honduras). Surrounded by rainforest and banana plantations, the site holds the country’s tallest stelae,...
garífuna

The Garífuna of Guatemala

In 1635, a Spanish ship transporting slaves from Nigeria to the New World capsized, and its African survivors took refuge on the nearby island of St. Vincent. Cut off from the rest of the world, the former slaves began to intermarry with the local indigenous people, and over time...
río dulce

Río Dulce

Inland from Lívingston, the spectacular Río Dulce weaves upstream through a breathtaking six-mile gorge with sheer cliffs of over 100 meters on either side. This freshwater channel is popular for boating, swimming, and simply relaxing It is surrounded by the Río Dulce National...