I randomly picked Guatemala off the map, like choosing between a steak or pizza on the menu at a restaurant. I had a free flight to anywhere in the world, which came included with the press trip I did to Kerala. I opened up the map and thought why not Central America.
After my two weeks in Guatemala I am stoked about the decision I made and had an absolute blast in Guatemala. Even though I was following a tourist trail, every day seemed like I was taking the road less traveled. Guatemala is raw, it is unlike the tourist traps of Southeast Asia. Even the big-ticket tourist destinations were not crowded.
These Guatemala photos are memories I will never forget and I hope they inspire you to get yourself over to Guatemala and experience the volcanoes, the nature, and the history of this beautiful country.
These first few photos are from Pacaya Volcano Hike.
What Photography Gear do I use?
Do you want to know about the cameras, lenses, and different gear I use to capture my adventures? I’ve listed my four different cameras below but you can check out all my lenses, accessories, and favorite camera backpack in my article: MY PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR: WHAT’S IN MY BACKPACK
- My Main Camera: Sony A7riii
- My Drone: DJI Mavic Air2S
- My 360 Camera: Insta360 ONEX2
- Action Camera: GoPro Hero 10
This is how you are going to get around if you are adventurous! Otherwise, you will be with all the tourists on the shuttles.
Lake Atitlan from San Marcos.
Indian Nose Hike from San Marcos
A hostel in Guatemala is usually around $10. This was Greengo’s in Semuc Champey.
Semuc Champey National Park
More adventuring in the Semuc Champey region.
Exploring the Tikal Ruins of the Mayans
Jorge’s rope swing in Flores
Thursday 24th of February 2022
They are beautiful fotos but this guy knows very little about the real Guatemalan experience.
Monday 28th of March 2022
Everybody has a different experience. I backpacked on the tourist trail and showed it in photos. I never claim to be depicting Guatemalan culture or history :)
Sunday 20th of February 2022
Thanks for the informations and beautiful pictures, but Atitlan is from Solola, no San Marcos.
Wednesday 16th of February 2022
Amazing photos!! Thanks for sharing. There are more beautiful places you need to know in Guatemala, Cenotes in Huehuetenango, Antigua, Livingston and some Beaches are marvelous. Congratulations and good luck!
Guatemala - Our Favorite pictures of Guatemala - 3btraveler
Monday 19th of July 2021
[…] Guatemala in pictures is a wonderful and friendly country. Complete with Mayan history, Tikal’s ruins, and today’s Mayan people that we experienced in San Pedro. […]
Friday 2nd of June 2017
These photos blew me away! I mean, are those turquoise pools even real?! It's literally paradise!