Category Archives: Guatemala

20 Gorgeous Photos That Will Show You How Stunning Guatemala Is!

Volcano clad lakes and sweeping landscapes make for some pretty spectacular scenery, add this to a deep history and a whole lot of culture, it’s safe to say you’re in for a real treat. We spent 3 amazing weeks in Guatemala and loved every minute of it! Here are some of our photos of Guatemala […]

Cost Guide – What We Spent Backpacking In Guatemala

Cost Guide - What We Spent Backpacking In Guatemala

Guatemala was next on our itinerary after spending a month in Mexico. We were excited to learn even more about the Mayan influences, learn about their culture and were really looking forward to sampling some of Guatemala’s cuisine. The biggest draw to backpacking in Guatemala though was the landscape; mountains, volcanoes and lakes definitely sounded […]

Flores, Guatemala to Chetumal, Mexico Border Crossing – Via Belize

Mayan ruins at Tikal - Flores, Guatemala to Chetumal, Mexico Border Crossing – Via Belize

We left the sleepy town of Flores in the early morning at 7:00 am to make the journey from Guatemala, through Belize & all the way to Mexico, 3 countries in one day was a first for both of us. We found it hard to find much information beforehand on bus services so were interested […]

Flores & Tikal – How To Visit Guatemala’s Top Mayan Ruins

Destination Addict - The jungle clad ruins of Tikal, Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Completely & utterly encompassed by their environment, the ruins of Tikal are a must on anyone’s Guatemala itinerary. We opted for a sunset tour of the ruins, a magical time to visit when the jungle around us was starting to sleep for the night & the resident howler monkeys were happily lulling around in the trees. […]

Why You Should Hike Volcan de Acatenango – Antigua, Guatemala

Destination Addict - The mighty Volcan de Acatenango, Antigua, Guatemala

Volcan de Acatenango was definitely the highlight of our Guatemala trip. Hiking up to a dormant volcano that is still peacefully puffing away to watch the sunrise, with views for miles was just completely magical. We came away from this hike feeling amazed, accomplished & exhausted but loved every second of it. Here’s more about […]

Antigua, Guatemala – Our Top Picks

Destination Addict - Volcanoes & colonial architecture in Antigua, Guatemala

The charming old town of Antigua, Guatemala with its colonial style buildings & cobbled streets is like something straight out of a story book. There is not a building more than 2 stories high & everywhere you look there is colour & culture. A UNESCO world heritage site, beautifully restored to live up to its […]

Mystical Lake Atitlan – Our Top Things To Do In San Pedro La Laguna

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

A visit to the magical Lake Atitlan is a must when in Guatemala, we chose the village of San Pedro La Laguna to stay at whilst we were there opting to stay out of town a little, for a quieter more relaxed vibe. Sitting right at the foot of the Volcan de San Pedro the […]

Lake Atitlan Hiking – The Indian Nose After Sunrise

Indian Nose hike, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

It all started with a drunken conversation amongst 8 of us in a hostel bar overlooking the magical Lake Atitlan, we’re not sure if it was the happy hour beers or the beautiful scenery that had gone to our heads but we agreed that we would all wake up the next morning, at the crack […]

Airbnb ‘in it – Tree House Living On Lake Atitlan

Tree house living in an Airbnb on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

We normally use a few different resources when booking accommodation & check all of them before making a decision on where we are going to stay. For us, as a couple, we find that it can sometimes be much better value to book private accommodation through Airbnb when you weigh up everything that will be included than […]

Mexico to Guatemala Border Crossing – San Cristobal De Las Casas to Lake Atitlán

Mexico to Guatemala Border Crossing – San Cristobal De Las Casas to Lake Atitlán

There are a number of transport options but we decided to take the shuttle bus to cross the border from Mexico to Guatemala using the Ciudad Cuauhtémoc to La Mesilla crossing. We’ve tried to keep this short & simple for anyone looking to do the same. Here are the details of how we did it & […]

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