Exploring Guatemala

Recent Travels

Below you’ll find all my travel guides to Guatemala. Having lived temporarily in Lake Atitlán and Antigua, I can say this country is extremely underrated and full of adventure!

Hiking Indian’s Nose in Lake Atitlán with a Geologist

Hiking Indian’s Nose in Lake Atitlán with a Geologist

The Indian Nose hike is one of the most popular things to do in Lake Atitlán. It was actually one of the first activities on our bucket lists after crossing from Mexico into Guatemala. You can spot the Indian Nose (La Nariz or La Nariz del Indio in Spanish) easily...

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How to Get a Tigo SIM Card in Guatemala

How to Get a Tigo SIM Card in Guatemala

Getting a SIM card in Guatemala for your phone is fairly easy. The two main providers for SIM cards are Tigo and Claro. There is Movistar as well, which is convenient if you are often traveling between Guatemala and Mexico (since Movistar works well there). Since we...

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Indigenous Maya Towns, Hiking, and Volcanoes

woman standing atop indian nose mountain overlooking lake atitlan and san pedro volcano in guatemala
Recommended: 10-14 days
Top Attractions: Lake Atitlán, Tikal, Semuc Champey, Antigua, Chichicastenango
Budget: $500-1000
Best Time to Visit: November-April

Guatemala has quickly become one of my favorite countries. I love Latin America and there’s something truly special about Guatemala – the original home of the indigenous Maya, the birthplace of coffee, and the land of wild volcanoes. 

If you are wanting to travel Guatemala, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you want to explore traditional Maya towns around Lake Atitlán, stroll down cobblestone streets in colonial cities, or go on an overnight hiking and camping trip on one of Guatemala’s famous volcanoes, then you’re in for an unforgettable adventure.

Guatemala is safe to travel in, the locals are welcoming and warm, and the nature activities here will just blow you away! 

It’s safe to say I’ve fallen in love with Guatemala and I’m sure after you visit, you will too!

“Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples.”

-Rigobertha Menchú, K’iche’ Guatemalan human rights activist, feminist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

painted stairs hiking up to indian nose

Day 1

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a red tuktuk and colorful walls in san juan la laguna, lake atitlan

Day 2

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woman overlooking panoramic view of san pedro la laguna in lake atitlan, guatemala

Day 3

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Indian Nose Hike

Learn how Lake Atitlán formed
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