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Guatemala

Solola: Guatemalan Space Cowboys at the Weekly Market

Solola is home to ‘Space Cowboys’, one of a few Guatemalan villages where men still wear traditional clothing. Come explore the town with us during their overflowing weekly market.

Panajachel: Lake Atitlan Tourist Base

Panajachel is the gateway to Lake Atitlan for most travelers due to transportation connections. This accessibility has turned a small village into a tourist hub. Find out how this benefits you.

Tikal: Guatemala’s Must See Maya Ruins

Tikal is different than other Maya ruins nearby. They combine accessibility, partially restored temples, and a jungle environment perfectly. Find out what makes Tikal Guatemala’s must see Maya ruins.

How to Hike to El Mirador Without a Tour

El Mirador is a lost Mayan city in the jungles of Peten, Guatemala. Visiting is a highlight for many, but should you go, and can you do it without a tour? Find out inside.

Indian Nose Sunrise Hike Without a Tour for Q10

Indian Nose has so many unanswered questions regarding hiking without a tour that we almost agreed to take one! We are glad we didn’t, and want to help you witness the amazing sunrise without a guide for Q10 too.

Livingston: Gateway to Guatemala

Livingston is either your first or last destination in Guatemala. Clear immigration, and start soaking up the local Garifuna culture. Find out all the basics inside!

Rio Dulce Boat Tour to Livingston

Most tourists visit Rio Dulce Town to take the boat tour to Livingston. Find out when they depart, what you see, and prices inside.

Hike to San Juan Atitan Without a Tour

Hiking to San Juan Atitan without a tour from Todos Santos Cuchumatan is an all-day affair. Luckily, our hotel owner decided to join us through the lush valleys, and lead the way to another town with awesome traditional clothing. Coming?

Finca el Paraiso: Hot Spring Waterfall

Finca el Paraiso, the hot spring waterfall, is a must do when in Rio Dulce Town. Find out how to get there, secret spots, and how to avoid the entrance fee!

San Juan La Laguna: Indian Nose Base Village

San Juan La Laguna sits under the ‘nose’ of the popular Indian Nose hike on the northwest shore of Lake Atitlan. Find out how this weaving village creates a vibe of their own.

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