Category Archives: Guatemala

Ancient Maya reservoirs contained toxic pollution: study; Michael Miller; Phys.org

Reservoirs in the heart of an ancient Maya city were so polluted with mercury and algae that the water likely was undrinkable.

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Exploring These Lost Cities Is The Closest You’ll Get to Time Travel; Meagan Drillinger; Thrillist

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but some of it fell in one.

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Antigua Guatemala Is Famous for Its Holy Week Celebrations. That All Changed This Year; James Rodriguez; Vogue

Amid the coronavirus crisis, Antigua’s faithful hold onto religious traditions and adapt as best they can.

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Top 10 Things To Do In Guatemala; Sean; Go Backpacking

There’s no shortage of amazing things to do in Guatemala, including volcano hikes, ancient Mayan ruins, and swimming in Lake Atitlan.

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Utter scumbags carve their initials into walls of 1,300-year-old temple; Richard Hartley-Parkinson; Metro

A witness told them off but said they became upset and seemed to be offended.

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Two tourists caught carving initials into 1,300-year-old Mayan temple; Lila Randall; Daily Mirror

The men scratched ‘A&P’ into the wall of a temple in Tikal National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 to preserve pre-colonial culture…

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Guatemala Travel: 13 Amazing Mayan Ruins You HAVE To Visit!; Yaya; Hand Luggage Only

The mere mention of Guatemala is enough to get many a traveller’s imaginations in full flight, and rightly so too. On the one hand, it’s home to a beguiling ancient culture – Guatemala has still managed…

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Gerry Barker: Carnival Miracle Visit to Guatemala (Antigua); Ava/Gerry Barker; AllThingsCruise

After two days at sea, including a driving overnight thunderstorm with unbelievable lightning, Gerry Barker arrived at this Central American country famous for its Mayan heritage, coffee, sugar cane and volcanoes. “Quetzal” refers to the famous, vibrantly-colored Central American bird of the same name, the national bird of Guatemala and also the name of its currency. This is his first time to experience Guatemala, which plays hosts to over 100 cruise ship visits yearly.

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Top 15 Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala; Green Global Travel

The Top 15 Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala, including tips on how to get from Guatemala City to Antigua and the best hotels in Antigua.

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Antigua: Central America’s most charming city; Lucy Sherriff; CNN

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Cobbled streets, colonial Spanish architecture, nearby volcanoes and perfect weather all year make Antigua, Guatemala, a superb travel spot. Could it be Central America’s most charming city?

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Tikal Rediscovered: The Greatest Mayan City Just Got a Lot Grander; Melanie Haiken; Afar

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A Guide to Antigua, Guatemala: A Candy-Colored City Framed by Volcanoes; Michaela Trimble; NY Times

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20 Photos that will inspire you to visit Tikal National Park, Guatemala; Cam & Nicole Wears; Traveling Canucks

Tikal National Park in Guatemala The ancient temples found in Tikal National Park are arguably…

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A guide to Antigua, Guatemala; Carol Cain; Expedia Viewfinder

Traveling to the heart of Mayan culture in Antigua, Guatemala for an unforgettable vacation.

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Guatemala: Channeling Indiana Jones at Tikal; Shelley Seale; GoNOMAD Travel

Guatemala – Tikal National Park

We walked down the dirt path, no sounds except that of our footfall and the birds calling in the tree canopy high above us.

The jungle was clearly master of the land here in Guatemala, and its untamed force was making its inexorable way toward once again taking over the path, and everything else around it.

We came into a sudden clearing, where the sunlight fell more freely into the forest and there it was: the first of the Mayan pyramid ruins we would see that day.

This was one of the smaller temples that had been excavated and was known as Temple VI. It was largely unearthed, with the steps revealed and cleared away only at one side.

A climb to the top of those steps would yield the first views over the vast complex that was once the thriving, prosperous Mayan city of Tikal in northern Guatemala.

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Guatemala’s Coolest City – Things to do in Antigua Guatemala; Hannah Lukaszewicz; Getting Stamped

Guatemala – Antigua Guatemala

With its cobbled streets and baroque-influenced colonial architecture, Antigua Guatemala is a vibrant UNESCO world heritage site with a diverse population of locals and expats from around the world. Your biggest worry when visiting Antigua is that you may not want to leave. Hannah Lukaszewicz went for 2 weeks and stayed for 8 months! Once the capital of Central America Antigua may be geographically small but it is full of things to do in Antigua from volcano hiking to partying with locals in an empty pool! 

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5 Reasons Why Antigua Is The Highlight Of Any Trip To Guatemala; Jen Welch; The Journal

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Tikal: Mayan ruins turned “Star Wars” Rebel base; Marc Tyler Nobleman; Noblemania

Guatemala – Tikal National Park

On 2/17/18, after a weeklong visit to the American School of Guatemala, I day-tripped from Guatemala City to what some call the historical highlight of Guatemala: the ruins of a Mayan city now called Tikal, part of a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. (How long it remains the highlight remains to be seen. Mere weeks earlier, it was announced that archeologists using LiDAR discovered an immense stretch of ruins—a megalopolis—not far from Tikal.)

My hotel was about 10 minutes from the airport. My (domestic) flight was at 6:30 am. Oddly, the tour company set my pickup for 3:30 am. I asked for leniency but the latest they would agree to was 4 am. Sure enough, there was a slow-moving, 15-person line at check-in, but even so, I was done by 5 a.m. That left 90 minutes to fill…assuming the flight departed on time.

Which, surprise, it didn’t. My flight number was 110 but turns out three flights were scheduled to leave GC for Flores (the airport closest to Tikal) at 6:30, out of the same gate but with different (unannounced) flight numbers.

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The most offbeat yet amazing ancient sites around the world; Samonway Duttagupta; Happy Trips

Guatemala – Tikal National Park

If there’s that one thing that travellers learn the most about while visiting different parts of the world, it is history. After all, it is the many tales, the great deeds of men and the mysteries attached to a destination that often attract travellers to places that are ancient. Apart from the knowledge associated to them, another thing that attracts travellers to these amazing heritage sites around the world are the architectural finesse with which they were built. Right from the structures to the building materials, some of these sites stand out to be no less than marvels. While we usually relate to places like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or even the Colosseum in Rome, when the discussion is about the best heritage sites around the world, there are some really amazing ancient sites around the world that are lesser-known.

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Tikal Day Trip from San Ignacio 2017; Viator

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Guatemala – Tikal National Park

Visit the incredible ancient city of Tikal on this day trip from San Ignacio. Once a powerful city center during the Classic Mayan period, today Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage site that draws scores of visitors each year. Your professional guide will take you across the border into Tikal National Park in Guatemala and lead you on a fascinating tour of the sprawling archaeological complex. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel and all park fees are included. Highlights Day trip to Tikal from San Ignacio Visit Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour the ruins of Tikal with a professional and informative guide Learn about the Mayans who built one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian world Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable coach included

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