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Five famous Guatemalans you need to know more about

Guatemala has a rich and fascinating history, filled with an array of interesting cultural and political figures. From people who have bravely fought to raise awareness of the rights of the country’s many indigenous people, to footballers and musicians, here are just five of the most famous Guatemalans you need to know about. Rigoberta Menchú Rigoberta Menchú is a woman […]

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Best natural wonders in Guatemala

Guatemala is many things: culturally diverse, with a rich and fascinating history, remarkable art, architecture and cuisine. But it is also a country that has an endlessly beautiful natural landscape too. So, whether you are looking for dramatic volcanoes (some of which are still active), black sand beaches or dense jungles packed with exotic animals and the mysterious ruins of […]

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The hidden side of Guatemala

Any review of the hidden side of Guatemala has to start with a quick mention of a recent discovery in the jungles in the north of the country. Archaeologists there found thousands of previously hidden Mayan structures tucked away in the depths of the jungle – everything from pyramids to farms, fortifications, palaces and temples. While it probably isn’t somewhere […]

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Top things to do in Antigua, Guatemala

It really is no surprise that Antigua is one Guatemala’s most popular destinations. It was named as a UNESCO World Heritage site way back in 1979, mostly due to its spectacular Spanish baroque architecture and some stunning colonial churches. So, Antigua is beautiful – but is also a vibrant, creative and in many ways very modern city. With that in […]