Tajumulco

Climbing Tajumulco Volcano

West of the departmental capital of San Marcos, a winding road follows a broad ridge of the Sierra Madre mountains through majestic highland scenery. The sun shines bright over the innumerable mountains, its twinkling reflection illuminating the peaks, valleys, and rivers of one...
Indigenous Dress

Indigenous Dress in Guatemala

The highlight of many visitors’ trips to Guatemala is the brightly colored clothing worn by indigenous women of the mountainous Western Highlands. Each region or town has a unique, locally made design. All indigenous dress is called traje and is made up of three components. The...
todos santos

Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Deep in the department of Huehuetenango lies the intensely traditional town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, a fascinating place for visitors interested in indigenous Mayan culture. The road to Todos Santos from Huehuetenango proper climbs steadily until a tiny community called La...