Quetzaltenango, also known as Xelaju or Xela is the second most important city in Guatemala. It has a high level of economic and production, currently being considered as one of the main cities in the world for industrial and developing commercial. The capital of the department of Quetzaltenango, which has 1953 square kilometers, equivalent to 1.8% of national territory. At the departmental level 60.57% of the population is indigenous, higher than that observed at the national level (41.9%), the predominant ethnic groups K'iche’ and Mam. We speak Spanish, the official language, but many also speak Quiche and Mam and many students also speak English. It is important to note that many young indigenous women no longer dress traditionally. The composition of the population is 40% at 60% urban and rural level. At an altitude of approximately 2333 meters above sea level makes the city a bit colder than lower surrounding areas.
La Antigua, Guatemala (also know simply as Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Antigua Guatemala serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. It also serves as the capital of the Sacatepéquez Department. Antigua lies at an altitude of approximately 1,530m above sea level.
Located in a valley in the northern margin of Lake Atitlan, Panajachel Panajachel is in the Guatemalan highlands. Lying up to 1500 m asl, Panajachel offers an incredible view of the volcanoes San Pedro (3000m), Tolima (3200m) and Atitlan (3500m) that serve as a boarders Lake Atitlan. Panajachel is the starting point to visit several villages in the surroundings: Santiago Atitlan, Santa Catarina and San Antonio Palop famous for the quality of their tissues. Lake Atitlan in Panajachel, or Pana as the locals know it, is a town full of small surprises, spectacular views, climate, tranquility, the friendliness of its people. Come and find a large number of restaurants, hotels of any quality, recreational areas and chalets that are used by tourists from around the world, along with a good nightlife.
The city of Cobán is the capital of the department of Alta Verapaz in central Guatemala. Located 219km from Guatemala City, It also serves as the administrative center for the surrounding Cobán municipality. In 2005 the city's estimated population was 86,202. The population of the municipality, which covers a total terrain of 1312 km², was 94,000 people. Cobán, at a height of 1320 meters above sea level, is located at the center of a major coffee-growing area. This part of Guatemala has many natural destinations: Lachua lagoon (the mirror of the heaven), Semuc Champey, Lanquin caves, etc.
The territory of Huehuetenango is varied topography, with mountains and peaks exceeding 3,500m in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes and lowlands descending to 300m. The weather is necessarily diverse in connection with the elevation and winding of the terrain. At about 4km from the city is the archaeological site of Zaculeu. Zaculeu was declared a national pre-Columbian monument, by agreement of the Ministry of Education on June 12, 1970.
The name derives from Zaculeu in Quiche and Cakchiquel. “Zac” means white and “Uleu” means ground so Zaculeu translates to white ground. Also found in archaeological site of Chalchitán. As a natural attraction, Huehuetenango is the birth of the San Juan River, which is one of the most important tourist centers of this territory and many more.
It is a small village with a completely different ambience to other places. Tourist sites of interest include Los Siete Altares, Playa Blanca, Río Dulce, Biotopo Chocon, Machacas, Finca el Paraíso (El Estor), Río Blanco, Cuevas del Salto (Miramar), and Buenavista Miramar archaeological site. We also conduct tours to the Keys of Belize to go snorkeling and do ecological hikes.
Livingston is a Caribbean village located northeast of the capital city. The population is mostly Garífuna, although there are also people of other ethnicities such as Quekchis, Hindus and Latinos (Guatemalans of mixed ethnicity). In the urban center there are shops, restaurants, hotels, travel agencies, bars and Spanish schools. The main language spoken is Garífuna.
The site of Copan is known for containing a remarkable series of portrait stele, most of which were placed along processional ways in the central plaza of the city and the adjoining "acropolis" (a large complex of overlapping step-pyramids, plazas, and palaces). The stele and sculptured decorations of the buildings of Copán are some of the very finest surviving art of ancient Mesoamerica.
Many structures are elaborately decorated with stone sculptures, usually constructed from a mosaic of carved stones of a size that one person could carry.