Guatemala Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Guatemala
Hello and welcome to our Guatemala travel blog. You will find all our Guatemala blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Guatemala travel blog because you are considering a visit to Central America, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Guatemala. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Guatemala.
We travelled through Guatemala as part of a three-month trip through Central America and really enjoyed our time there.
Our Guatemala blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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A suggested Central America itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers: Six to eight weeks travelling from Costa Rica to Guatemala.
Suggested Guatemala and Mexico itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers to Central America travelling overland from Antigua to Isla Mujeres.
Forts and castles from around the world that you must visit. A photo essay featuring the finest forts and castles we have visited on our travels.
In Guatemala, Chichicastenango is famous for its huge Thursday and Sunday markets. It extends in all directions from the steps of Iglesia de Santo Tomas.
The view down on Semuc Champey is arguably the most beautiful spot in all Guatemala. It’s a tough place to reach but you won’t regret the effort it takes.
The Characteristics of an Auto Rickshaw: Slow and sometimes uncomfortable, the auto rickshaw is as synonymous with Asia as rice paddies and noodle soup.
Central America is full of hidden gems: Our recommendations for lesser-visited colonial towns to get off the beaten track for independent travellers.
2014 in Photographs: twenty-six countries across three continents, it’s going down as the year that we packed in the most travel destinations.
Trio of photographs taken in El Quiche Guatemala of a girl overcoming her shyness. Travel Shots images taken at the local market in Santa Cruz del Quiché.
Travelling by chicken bus is an essential experience in Central America. You haven’t travelled in Guatemala or the region unless you’ve taken a chicken bus.