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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