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G U A T E M A L A

  • GlobeRovers Rating: 8 / 10
  • Buzz Line: "The most colourful country in Central America"
  • Eagle Eye: Guatemala is known for its violent past of political turmoil and natural disasters (in particular earthquakes and volcanic eruptions). During the 1980's and 90's political upheaval, more than 450 Mayan villages were destroyed and over 1 million people became internal and external refugees. The USA government provided support to Guatemalan military forces that took part in the brutal civilian killings.
  • Hot Spots: Tikal ruins and surrounding areas, several active volcanoes, Lake Atitlan and the bustling villages
  • The Low-down: Guatemala is one of the two highlights of Central America (with Costa Rica).
  • GlobeRovers Blog: Report 1, Report 2, Report 3, Report 4, Report 5, Report 6
Mayan Temple of the Great Jaguar
Tikal



Temple of Ah Cacao (left) and 
Temple of the Mask (right) built around AD 700-750
Tikal



Tikal


Tikal



Sales Lady, Village of Santiago Atitlan



Market, Chichicastenango, Guatemala


Guatemala Boy, Arriving by boat at the
Guatemala border from Palenque
Mexico/Guatemala border





Guatemalan long-distance public bus


 Late Atitlan



 Late Atitlan



Arco de Santa Catarina, Antigua


 Santa Clara convent and church, Antigua


Volcan Pacaya, Antigua