Category Archives: Guatemala

The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

What I missed in all my travels through the world of the Maya was a book that concisely explained where the interesting Mayan ruins are located, how to get there, a short guide which otherwise was limited to the description of the Maya sites and lacked the overload of restaurant and hotel descriptions.   Because … Continue reading The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

Getting Around Peten – Guatemala – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

The third and last chapter of this article will guide you deep in the pre-classic period of the Mayan history. We leave Mexico now and cross the border to Guatemala. In the second chapter we watched the Maya sites in Chiapas. The last station was Palenque. And here in Palenque I begin. Flores and the … Continue reading Getting Around Peten – Guatemala – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Yaxhá – Pyramids, Temples, a Lake and the Jungle

  Yaxhá means “blue-green water” in the language of the Maya. This ancient city of the Maya culture can be found in the lowlands of Guatemala in the state of Petén. The border to the neighboring country of Belize is just a few kilometers away.   The city was built in the immediate vicinity of … Continue reading Yaxhá – Pyramids, Temples, a Lake and the Jungle

El Mirador – Pyramids hidden in the Jungle – Guatemala Adventure

The highest pyramids and the largest Maya town ever detected, El Mirador in Guatemala is not only a site full of superlatives. It is the most adventurous travel destination for people interested in the ancient culture of the Mayas. El Mirador – A Real  Treasure Hidden in the Rain Forest No street, just mule trails across … Continue reading El Mirador – Pyramids hidden in the Jungle – Guatemala Adventure

Tikal – Maya – Temples and Pyramids in the Rainforest of Guatemala

  The Maya city of Tikal is located in the rainforest in the lowlands of Guatemala. Flores on Lake Petén is just a hop away. When the Spaniards conquered the highlands of Guatemala, they were also aware of the presence of this ancient city here in the lowlands. Strange is that, Cortez who must have … Continue reading Tikal – Maya – Temples and Pyramids in the Rainforest of Guatemala