Archive for the ‘Escuintla’ Category

Pacaya Volcano

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Volcán de Pacaya, standing at about 2550 meters in altitude is one of tourists favorite destination. (more…)

Monte Alto Culture

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Guatemala is known for being the heart of the Mayan Civilization.
But during the reign of the Maya, there were other societies occupying these lands. (more…)


Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Zip Line
Zip-lining is a new trend in Guatemala. (more…)

Volcán de Fuego

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Volcán de Fuego
Volcán de Fuego (of Fire) is a very active volcano, with small eruptions several times a day. (more…)

The Simple Pleasure of the Guatemalan Life

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Most Guatemalans work a 6 days shift, 9 hours a day.

Viento en Contra, on Pacaya Volcano

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Viento en Contra
Viento en Contra is one of Guatemala’s most renown music bands.
They play a short concert today on Pacaya Volcano, a very active volcano a short drive from Guatemala City.

Holiday Real Estate, Guatemala

Monday, September 15th, 2014

I don’t want to sound as a Real Estate Agent, but I feel obliged to tell you about it.

There are a few vacationing real estate projects in Guatemala, most of them situated on the  Pacific Coast, about an hour drive from Guatemala City.

Pacaya Volcano

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Volcan de Pacaya is the closest to Guatemala City and it happens to be the largest most active. This volcano constantly causes trouble to near by villages and towns. In the year 2010, a series of small eruptions, culminated with an eruption that ejected debris in a column 1500 meters high. This large eruption caused ash and sand rains that cover all its surroundings, including Guatemala City, with several inches of volcanic sands.

The views from this location are incredible, you have a clear view of Like Amatitlan, you can see the entire Guatemala City and the neighboring volcanoes.

the slops of the volcano are pastures for horses, which tourist may rent out for a modest sum.

Don’t do what Eli does

Going at night might raise some risk, specially in the rainy season and dense fogs may get people disoriented and it is very easy to get lost and end up at a unwanted situation. Last night hike started about 6 o’clock pm. and we were engulfed on this think fog that did not allow us to see more than 10 feet around us. Luckily our guide was very experienced and knew the trails very well, enough to navigate them blind as we were. So make sure you only hike up the volcano when conditions are optimum.
Eli goes hiking up the volcano with no jacket and nights can become incredibly cold and insanely windy, so make sure you bring a good jacket.
And of course, Eli wares shorts. Don’t you dare; unless you want your legs to be cover by this ubiquitous Chichicaste -Nettle, Urtica dioica- which flanks your every step.
This is an active volcano and eruptions can occur at any time and gas-clouds can suffocate a human being in seconds, so don’t you dare -an it is prohibited as-well- to hike up the volcano’s crater.

The terrain might be a little demanding, I’ll advice you not to bring your nicest pair of shoes because surely they’ll get ruined. And if you decide to spend the night, there is a shelter on a hill next to the crater that provides you with a great view (unless fog like yesterday), well, you can set up camp outside the shelter because it’s roof collapsed during last major eruption.

Guatemala’s largest WC

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Guatemala’s and probably worlds largest WC/restroom.
I found this while exploring the neighborhood at my vacationing property.


Riding a Chicken Bus

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

One of the things I love the most about chicken buses is the fact that you can never go hungry while riding one of them. In fact you can easily assemble an entire meal without leaving your seat.

Fasion on the beaches of Guatemala

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Low 90s year round, great scenery, refreshing sea breeze and waters and cheap beer, sorry for those of you who aren’t here..

Fasion on the beaches of Guatemala

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Low 90s year round, great scenery, refreshing sea breeze and waters and cheap beer, sorry for those of you who aren’t here..