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Rio Dulce Town: An Unpleasant Base

No one has visited Rio Dulce Town, and stayed longer than absolutely needed. Come see Castillo de San Felipe, Finca El Paraiso, and El Golfete by boat before moving on. Find out how to make this transit town bearable.

San Marcos: Commercialized Hippie Village

San Marcos La Laguna has seen the end of ‘free love’ with the emergence of a new class of commercialized hippies. Find out what spiritual retreats and other seminars are on offer?

Nebaj: Welcome to the Ixil Region

Nebaj is a small town, and the base for exploring the Ixil Region. This means women wearing traditional clothing, colder temperatures, and plenty of hikes. Find out what to do in and around Nebaj.

Nebaj to Acul Easy Self-Guided Hike

The Nebaj to Acul self-guided hike is a great one to give DIY Travel a try. It is easy, short, and gets you into nature. Are you ready to get started?

Why I Chose to Study at San Pedro Spanish School

San Pedro La Laguna is one of the most popular places to learn Spanish abroad – out of the many schools in town, find out why I decided to study with San Pedro Spanish School.

San Miguel, Guatemala: Flores Day Trip

San Miguel, Guatemala is an easy day trip from Flores. Find out how to visit the lookout tower to get a panoramic view of Flores and Peten Itza Lake.

Flores & Santa Elena, Guatemala: Tikal Base Town

Flores and Santa Elena are worlds apart despite being separated by a 200 meter causeway only. Find out what to do and where to stay as you base yourself for visiting Tikal.

Benque to Melchor de Menchos Border Crossing

The Benque, Belize to Melchor de Menchos, Guatemala border crossing is straightforward, and painless. Find out visa details, associated fees, transportation options, money exchange, and how to avoid possible scams below.

Ixiim Cooking School: Learn to Cook in San Pedro!

Experience the true taste of Mayan cooking with Ixiim Cooking School where traditional methods are mixed-in with fun & learning to create one of the most delicious experiences in Guatemala!

La Ventosa: Exploring the Mayan-Mam Village

La Ventosa is the base town for hiking to La Torre, but also offers an interesting glimpse of rural life in the Guatemala Highlands. Take the time to explore the area before returning to Todos Santos Cuchumatan.

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