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Altuna

Altuna (5a Avenida, Zona 1, Ciudad de Guatemala) – this restaurant has been in business in the capital for generations (serving mainly seafood and Spanish specialties, such as paella, and callos a la madrileña). This space has several rooms that open to a skylit patio.

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BUS

BUS – apparently, Guatemala’s government doesn’t have a budget to launch a Metro train service that’s seen in other major cities elsewhere, so the local bus service is the way to go for public transportation. The local bus service that operates in the capital is “TransMetro”. It has its own separate fixed routes within the […]

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TAXI

TAXI – taxis in Ciudad de Guatemala are independent and set their own rates. For example, “Taxi Amarillo Express” (one of the more popular services there) has a starting fare of Q4.80 (and Q0.80 for every 33 seconds of driving or waiting time). One should check the fare before boarding any taxi in the capital. […]

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ALQUILER DE COCHES

ALQUILER DE COCHES – las siguientes agencias de alquiler de autos operan en Ciudad de Guatemala: Avis: +502 2324 9000 Presupuesto: +502 5290 3447 Dólar: +502 4720 5700 Hertz: +502 2314 4444 Nacional: +502 2362 3000 Ahorro: +502 2277 9070

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Yaxha

Yaxha -the name of this ancient site means “green water” and in this city there are more than 500 monumental buildings between squares, walkways, astronomical complexes, a commemorative square with two twin pyramids and the Acropolis, and an area inhabited by the Mayan aristocracy. Currently from the highest monument, Temple 216, you can see the […]

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Topoxte

Topoxte – this is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the Petén Basin in northern Guatemala with a long occupational history dating as far back as the Middle Preclassic. As the capital of the Kowoj Maya, it was the largest of the few post-classic Mesoamerican sites in the area. Topoxté was most relevant during the […]

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Tikal (ciudad antigua)

Tikal (ancient city) – the name of this one-time city means “place of voices” and is one of the largest Mayan cities known so far. It has been a World Cultural and Natural Heritage of humanity site since 1979. This site has more than 3,000 archaeological elements, a city that existed between the pre-classic and […]

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Takalik Abaj

Takalik Abaj — this Mayan site is located 9 miles (15 km) west of Retalhuleu along Guatemala’s Pacific coast. Takalik Abaj, which means “standing stones,” was once an important commercial and political center for Pacific coast trade routes. Cacao, obsidian, salt, pyrite, jade, and quetzal feathers were commonly traded here. First settled around 1800 BC, […]

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Piedras Negras Archaeolgical Site

Piedras Negras Archaeolgical Site — the original name of this archeological site located in La Libertad, Petén is Yo´ki ´ b which means “grand entrance”. Nowadays it is known to the archaeological site like “Piedras Negras”, and it is due to the color of rock that was used for the construction of the different structures. […]

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Lago Petexbatún

Petexbatún Lake – located 7 ½ hours north (391 km) of the capital, this is a small lake formed by a river of the same name, which is a tributary of the La Pasion river. It is near Sayaxché, located in the southern area of the Guatemalan department of Petén. This is one of the […]