Sat, 08/18/2018 - 18:25
Antigua Guatemala contains living traces of Spanish culture with its principal monuments, built in the Baroque style of the 18th century, preserved today as ruins. The city was a center for the exportation of religious images and statues to the American continent and to Spain during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá (Guatemala)
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:14
Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quiriguá became the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. Its ruins contain some outstanding monuments and an impressive series of carved stelae and sculpted calendars that constitute an essential source for the study of Mayan civilization.
Lake Atitlán (Guatemala)
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:13
Lake Atitlán lies in a spectacular setting in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range in southwestern Guatemala. It is the deepest lake in Central America. Renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, it is Guatemala's most important tourist attraction.
Maya Biosphere Reserve (Guatemala)
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:25
The Maya Biosphere Reserve in the Petén region of northern Guatemala, together with the Maya Forest of Belize and Mexico, represents one of the largest areas of tropical forest north of the Amazon and the northernmost tropical forest in the Western Hemisphere.
Mesoamerica, which literally means "middle America" in Greek, is a historical and cultural region in North America. It extends from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica.
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is a marine region, underwater ecosystem and geological structure that stretches from the Yucatán Peninsula down to Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Dazzling arrays of coral form this underwater wilderness providing homes and food to hundreds of species.
The Petén Basin is a geographical/archaeological subregion of Mesoamerica and a center of Maya civilizations such as Tikal and Calakmul. It is primarily located in northern Guatemala and southeastern Mexico. The Maya Forest is the largest remaining tropical rain forest in the Americas
Sierra de las Minas Mountain Range and Biosphere Reserve (Guatemala)
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:22
The Sierra de las Minas mountain range, that runs through the country's southeast highlands, is one of the truly wild places in Guatemala. Protection of the area is particularly important because it contains an estimated 60 percent of Guatemala’s remaining cloud forest.
The Sierra Madre is a mountain system that is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of ranges. These mountain ranges form the western 'backbone' of North America, Central America, South America and West Antarctica.
The Cultural Triangle: Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park (Guatemala)
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:57
The Cultural Triangle: Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park is a monumental area that contains Mayan cities like Yaxhá, Nakum, Naranjo and Holmul. It is the site of the first multidisciplinary project involving archaeologists, architects, conservators, restorers, biologists and workers.