Central America's most heavily Maya country is a lush, mountainous region offering spectacular ancient ruins like Tikal and colonial towns such as Antigua, along with hopping capital Guatemala City and Pacific beaches.

44 Members
Join Us!

Discovering Guatemala's second city, Quetzaltenango (aka Xela)

Harry D. You've of course heard of Tikal, Antigua, and Guatemala City. But 2,330 metres (7,644 feet) up in the western highlands just two or so hours from the capital, this country’s second largest city (pop. around 225,000) is a dynamic, untouristy trove that not only has a lot to offer on its own terms but is also a great jumping off point for other attractions, including Lake Atitlán and several of Guatemala's awesome ecotourism wonders. read post read post

Read more…
0 Replies

Chichicastenango in '4 of Latin America's Most Fascinating Festivals'

If you’re planning on choosing a holiday with a whole new sense of adventure, there seems to be a huge number of places still available to surprise - even shock and stun - the most jaded traveler. Yet while the temples of southeast Asia, vast canyons of North America, and unmistakable coastlines of Europe are all fantastic places to lose yourself for a week or two, one continent stands out from all the rest as a partygoer’s dream: Central and South America. We’ve all heard of the blowouts that…

Read more…
0 Replies

Antigua/Lake Atitlán cited in 'Romantic Valentine's Day Activities In/Near 26 Iberia Destinations'

Sure, going out for an intimate dinner à deux is pretty much everyone's default on this day for lovers. But to make Valentine's Day extra special, seek out an experience that will make it truly memorable for years to come. High and low, on land and water, laid-back and high-adrenaline; simple and elaborate; cheap and pricey - there's something here for every couple! read post

Read more…
0 Replies

Livingston cited in '12 Top Destinations for African-Diaspora Travel'

  Welcome to February! Since 1970, it's also been Black History Month in the USA, and since 1995 in Canada, as well (whereas it's observed in October in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands). And though the reason for the African diaspora was tragic and horrific - the brutal, centuries-long trafficking of human slaves - it has also enriched many parts of the world, and indeed, world culture as a whole. So what better way to kick BHM off than with a look at a dozen of the most…

Read more…
0 Replies

You need to be a member of Tripatini to add comments!

Join Tripatini

Comments are closed.


  • I´ve been following the 42 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites announced last month, and added a third ancient archaeological site, called Tak’alik Ab’aj, which is mixed Olmec-Mayan and is on the Pacific coast: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1663
    National Archaeological Park Tak’alik Ab’aj
    Tak’alik Ab’aj is an archaeological site located on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. Its 1,700-year history spans a period that saw the transition fro…
  • I´ve often felt that my country´s neighbor doesn´t get enough credit for its very tasty cuisine - pepián, for example, is fantastic and very unique to this country. Here´s a good summary of some of its top traditional classics. https://travelfoodatlas.com/guatemalan-foods
    Guatemalan Food: 20 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Guatemala | Travel Food Atlas
    Guatemalan food has lots in common with Latin American cuisine but there are some wonderfully unique dishes to Guatemala that you absolutely must try…
  • Here's a pretty good overview of Guatemala's highlights from Euronews Travel: https://www.euronews.com/travel/2023/01/29/explore-guatemalas-volca...
  • I remember discovering from a trip to Guatemala a few years ago how much I loved its cuisine, and I'm surprised it doesn't get more play outside the country's borders. So I was interested to come across this piece in Eater featuring a whole bunch of fantastic eateries in the capital - including, interestingly, one devoted to the cuisine of the Garífuna, the Afro-Guatemalans in Caribbean-coast areas like Livingston, descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean: https://www.eater.com/maps/best-restaurants-guatemala-city-tourism
    The 21 Best Restaurants in Guatemala City
    Where to find grilled sea snail in saffron-coconut sauce, hot dogs slathered in guacamol, and tamales of pork in rich, chocolate-tinged stew.
  • A couple of weeks ago, Smithsonian magazine focused on an Easter week tradition in Antigua dating back to colonial times; carpeting some of the downtown streets with elaborate arrangements of flowers, palm branches, and dyed sawdust: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/this-guatemalan-city-rolls-ou...
    This Guatemalan City Rolls Out Colorful Sawdust Carpets for Holy Week
    The longstanding tradition brings a dazzling display to the streets of Antigua each spring
  • ok sounds great send me some information at info@guinness-travel.com and if we can do the meeting on Tuesday would be perfect.  Carlos
  • Carlos, we have office in Antigua ( i thought you have so as well) , Quetzaltenango and Panajachel ... i am sending you our salesmanual 2011 .. and maybe i can see you on monday 28,tuesday 29 or thursday 30th of this month ... i will be in ANTIGUA ... my phone is 53085106 , with pleasure working together ... SALES%20MANUAL%202011%20STCASA%20%28%20ADRENALINA%20TOURS%20and%20o...
  • Where is your office?? so maybe we can have a meeting and see what can we do to make some business.


  • No problem Carlos , we are very knowledgeable in the Western part of the country , focused really on the forgotten part of Guatemala ... quetzaltenango / San Marcos / Huehuetenango and Totonicapan .. sending you our salesmanual as well as my contact ... all the best . 




    53085106 SALES%20MANUAL%202011%20STCASA%20%28%20ADRENALINA%20TOURS%20and%20o...

This reply was deleted.