Flora & Fauna

Yaxhá La Esmeralda del Petén

Once you enter Yaxhá, you are surrounded by a unique atmosphere in which the vegetation is observed in its maximum splendor, covered by fog. The first monument to welcome you is a pyramid – preserved in very good condition – that served as one of the astronomical observatories. The sky is always blocked by...

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Ochid Exhibition By the Guatemalan Orchidology Association

This month, it’s time once again for an event that will fascinate fans of botany and lovers of beauty: the annual exhibition of the Guatemalan Orchidology Association (Asociación Guatemalteca de Orquideología – AGO). If you visit the Association’s exhibition this year, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a jungle where you’ll see large...

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Discover the Pacific Coast of Guatemala

If you travel to the Pacific Coast of Guatemala the first thing you will notice is that its beaches of coffee-colored volcanic sand welcome you to an area of beautiful natural reserves and open-air activities. They also represent the perfect location for fishing sailfish – a sport in which Guatemala was recognised as Number...

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Decorating Naturally

Frequently, when you think of decorating a space – regardless of its size – you can find a great ally that will provide you with colorful solutions for just about any need: plants. Here in Guatemala, we’re fortunate to have a wide variety of species of ornamental, medicinal, aromatic, and even food-providing plants that...

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It’s Cardamom Time in Guatemala

When you think of the outstanding natural resources and delicious products produced in Guatemala perhaps you would first think of their world-famous coffee or their rich cacao, their spicy chilies or their traditional staples of corn and beans. Those of you who have travelled further afield within Guatemala will know that this spectacular country is...

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Fresh air and Cloud Forests

The Mario Dary biotope, better known as “biotope of the Quetzal” is an ecological park which was created by Mario Dary Rivera’s initiative and was finally founded in 1976. It is located between the municipalities of Purulhá and Salamá, in the Quisis mountain and the Centro Carpintero in Baja Verapaz, at about 160kms from...

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Releasing Turtles in Monterrico

Monterrico is located on Guatemala’s Pacific coast, in the department of Santa Rosa. It’s one of the most famous beaches in the country because it’s quite accessible, there are many options for accommodations and food, and of course, the locale has such natural beauty. Getting to Monterrico from La Antigua on a shuttle will...

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The Magic of Fuego Volcano

Volcán de Fuego is a towering stratovolcano located on the border of two departments: Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango. Its location, just over 15 kilometers (a little more than 9 miles) from La Antigua, makes it visible from almost any point of the city, and places like Ciudad Vieja, San Miguel Escobar, Alotenango, and San Miguel...

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Rafting en el Río Coyolate

If you drive about and a hour and a half southwest of La Antigua, tucked amidst the rubber trees, sugar cane, banana and teak farms, you’ll find the Coyolate river. On the river it’s easy to forget about the plantations around you and feel like you’re on a true adventure. The river flows through...

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Mountain Biking in La Antigua

If you are someone who likes to take advantage of the weekends to get your fix of adrenaline, then Antigua and its surroundings can offer you a different type of activity that not only provides you with a good dose of exercise, but that also presents a challenge and an opportunity to explore new...

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