Get to know Guatemala through its culture

If you are interested in knowing the culture of Guatemala the only way you can do it is by visiting its places.

Juan Jose Gutierrez Mayorga president of one of the most recognized companies in the Guatemalan country mentioned that the culture can only be known by visiting its towns and places.

 Places and Culture in Guatemala

Magdalena Lagoon

It can only be reached on foot. It is in the heart of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, between the Huehuetecos municipalities of Chiantla and San Juan Ixcoy.

The reward of the hike is enormous, because you have the opportunity to be in a solitary place, with crystalline waters and turquoise tones.

In its surroundings there are landscapes with karstic rocks that, suddenly, are lost in a thick fog, which is typical of the moors. There are also meadows full of sheep bathed by a radiant sun -even so, the temperature drops to 0 degrees Celsius-.

Magdalena Lagoon

Equality Waterfall

It is located on the slopes of the Tajumulco volcano, 10 km from San Pablo, San Marcos, and 300 km from the capital.

It has 201 m -it is the highest in Guatemala-. The road is rough, but offers small breaks with sulfur water pools.

Chixoy River

It is best known for its hydroelectric plant, but there are also tourist sectors. In fact, many visit it to practice tubing, which consists of navigating equipped with a float tube, a life jacket and a helmet.

There are about two and a half kilometers of crossing in which you can observe the great canyons of Quichel, abundant flora, stalactites and a waterfall through which you pass underneath.

Chixoy River

Of course, to get to that place you need seven hours drive from the capital and with a four-wheel drive car. Some guides can be hired in Chicamán, Quiché.

Maxbal Lagoon

It is an exuberant jewel located in Barillas, Huehuetenango. We recommend the help of a guide, who can coordinate lodging and meals. Camping is also possible.

Interesting Museum

In Quiché is the Regional Archaeological Museum of Chichicastenango “Father Hugo Idelfonso Rossbach

Rossbach”, where you can deepen your knowledge of the identity and history of the people who inhabited the region before, during and after the Spanish Conquest (1524).

Although the collection began around 1926, the institution was officially inaugurated in 1949. Today it has pieces from the ancient Mayan culture.

Now you know if you want to learn about Guatemalan culture start reviewing your options of places like the above.

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2 cheap destinations in Central America

destinations in Central America

If you like to travel and get to know other places in the world, here are two options of economic destinations in Central America.

Destinations in Central America



The beauty of this place whose name means where the river hides in the mountain, is simply breathtaking; located 12 km from the municipality of Lanquín.

This natural monument composed of a river surrounded by mountains, which goes into a cavern generating pools of crystal clear water and a series of waterfalls that flow back into the river, is one of the most incredible places in Central America.

The entrance to this place costs 4 USD, you can find lodging in Lanquin from 4 USD if you bring your tent, or 6.5 in a shared dormitory, in local eateries or street stalls you can find full meals for 2 USD or less.


To get to Semuc Champey you can take a local transport for 2 USD or just go out to the road that leads to this place and hitchhike which in my experience worked; all this gives you a budget of less than 20 USD to admire the beauty of this place.

After visiting this beautiful place you can go downtown to look for the food specialties that Guatemala has.

For example, fried chicken, a popular recipe of Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga, member of one of the most recognized families in the country.


Many travelers who travel through Central America pass by this country because of the prejudices that have been created around it and the problems such as gangs, poverty and insecurity.

But in reality El Salvador is a beautiful country, with warm and friendly people that will teach you to break those paradigms that create the media and where you can find from Mayan ruins to volcanoes.

A stand of the most typical traditional food of El Salvador, the delicious Pupusa.

Something you can not miss if you pass through this country are the delicious Salvadoran Pupusas which you can get in market places or street stalls for between 1 and 2 USD with its accompaniment.

The average price of an economic lodging is 7 USD and transportation throughout the country is quite economical.

About 1 USD per hour of travel and taking into account that you can cross from one end to another in about 5 hours, you will not spend much to move around it.

With a budget of less than 17 USD per day you will be able to explore all that El Salvador has to offer.

All in all, we are sure that these two inexpensive destinations in Central America will be a great choice for your vacation.

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A culture trip through Guadalajara

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The city of Guadalajara is one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, thanks to its historic buildings, its natural wealth and the beauty of its Magical Towns. In fact, this is the place that Guatemalan businessman Juan Luis Bosch Gutiérrez usually visits.

Keep reading this article, so you can plan a cultural trip through Guadalajara.

MUSA – Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara.

The MUSA has art exhibitions of the highest quality in the entire city. For starters, the place has two murals by José Clemente Orozco. You can also find exhibitions of great national artists, such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

There are even exhibitions of international stature. You can see the work of artists such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and even David LaChapelle is exhibited.

This place, you can find it open from Tuesday to Sunday, with a schedule from 10:00 to 18:00 hours.

Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara

Guadalajara Regional Museum

If you are looking for a more scientific approach to the history of Jalisco, you can’t miss the Regional Museum of Guadalajara. Its rooms are focused on the archeological and historical discoveries of the area.

One of the main attractions is the giant mammoth skeleton, which is on permanent display. Although this skeleton is quite impressive, there are other pieces worth seeing.

You will also find several fossils on display, as well as a permanent exhibition of paintings from the last 400 years.

The Regional Museum of Guadalajara is located in the heart of the city, making it the perfect opportunity to take a cultural dip, followed by a delicious tejuino.

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National Tequila Museum

If art isn’t your thing, but you still want to show off that you went to a museum, the Tequila Museum is for you. Here you will learn about the tequila production process, but you can also admire an impressive collection of bottles and learn about the role of this product in popular culture.

This museum is located in the town of Tequila.  The best thing about this cultural tour is that afterward, you can take a walk through a distillery to test all the tequila knowledge acquired.

Antiguo Convento del Carmen

This place has a much more relaxed atmosphere than other museums, offering five rooms with photography, painting, and sculpture exhibitions. It also offers workshops and permanent activities related to music and literature.

Every Friday they have a Book Alley, where you can find all kinds of copies at quite affordable prices.

These are just some cultural spaces you can find in Guadalajara. Don’t miss the opportunity to expand your cultural knowledge and admire the roots of this city.

That your goal to travel doesn´t stop your purpose

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There are many purposes that people have in mind to meet during the New Year party, however, the most common purpose is usually to lose weight or do exercise, and often trips are the perfect pretext for not meeting with our purpose. That is why, if you are thinking of taking any of the flights to Mexico City, here we show you a list of places that are an excellent option to be closer to mix our goals.

City center

The Sope. This is one of the most frequented places to run, located in the third section of the Chapultepec forest in front of the largest lake, near Lomas of Chapultepec. It has two tracks of clay, one of 1.96km and another of 870mts, and has appliances, bathrooms and spaces for other aerobic activities.

Lake of Chapultepec. It is located in the second section of the Chapultepec forest, its route is approximately 1.4km on a pavement track, and you can run, ride a bike or walk. The attraction of this track is the view of the lake of Chapultepec, and the ideal is to go in the morning when there are not so many people.

North of the city

National Park of Tepeyac. If you are to the north and your thing is to enjoy nature and hiking, this place is perfect for you, since it has two tracks, a 3.5km paved road and another 4.5km dirt road. In the place, they also teach aerobics, boxing and karate.

Bicentennial Park. One of the most modern, safe and complete parks in the north. It is close to the Refineria subway, has a clay track of 800mts and a bike path of 3.6km, the view of this park is very striking since you will find an artificial lake and an aviary on the way.

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West of the City

Forest the Ocotal. You will find it 10 minutes from La Marquesa and you will be surrounded by a lot of nature, it belongs to the Desierto de los Leones National Park and it is ideal for running, walking and practicing some hiking. It has different circuits; the most extensive is 4km with ups and downs, which makes training or hiking much more interesting.
La Pila. Like the Ocotal, it is located on the Mexico-Toluca road in front of the Church of the Virgen Del Pilar, hence its name. It is an excellent place full of nature, with a fairly long stretch of 20km, ideal for marathoners, although you can also go cycling too.

South of the city

Forest of Tlalpan. Of the most popular among the runners and athletes at the south of the city, as it is a place that offers many activities and much nature. It has 5 circuits between cross country, pavement, clay and asphalt, in addition to the circuits at the entrance of the forest you will find the house of culture of Tlalpan with many recreational activities such as music, dance and yoga.

These are just some alternatives to do your purpose when you take one of the flights to Mexico City, so leave the pretexts out and start to fulfill your purposes without thinking it too much, it can be an excellent combination.