By Shelagh McNally
From fiery volcanoes to ancient church buildings courting again to the 1600s, Guatemala is a banquet for explorers searching for new reviews. This experience consultant information how one can sail on Lake Atitlan, raft on Rio Candelera, hike to Maya ruins, dive a barrier reef or take a motorbike travel round Antigua. There also are information on Guatemala's tradition and traditions, and the way to commute with recognize for the rustic and its welcoming humans. The sequence of "Adventure publications" are approximately dwelling extra intensely, waking as much as your atmosphere and really experiencing all that you simply come across. every one publication deals a mixture of sensible commute details in addition to actions designed for everybody, it doesn't matter what their age or skill. finished historical past info - historical past, tradition, geography and weather - provides a data of every vacation spot and its humans. neighborhood chapters take you on an introductory travel, with stops at museums, ancient websites and native points of interest. The volumes additionally conceal: locations to stick and devour; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; useful issues; worthy web content; electronic mail addresses; and tourism contacts. unique local and city maps characteristic jogging and riding excursions.
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Although they can Introduction The jaguar is one of the most revered animals in the Maya world and consequently there is much religious iconography associated with the animal. The most common type is yellow with black spots. The black jaguar is extremely rare. The jaguar is currently on the endangered species list and its numbers are dwindling due to hunting and loss of habitat. The ocelot is another jungle cat, much smaller than the jaguar. It resembles an overgrown house cat, with black stripes on a gray background.
It can take up to three weeks for a letter to reach the US. Every village has a main post office (Correo Central) open daily from 8 am to 4 pm. Don’t send anything of importance in the mail (including checks and credit cards numbers). If you want a letter to arrive quicker, pay a couple of extra quetzals and send it via “express” service. And if your mail is going out of the country, be sure to mark it as Airmail, Correo Aereo. You can receive mail in any village. Have your letters addressed with your full name, followed by Lista de Correo, the village name, Guatemala, Central America.
Com. n Hitchhiking Everyone hitchhikes in Guatemala at some time. In remote areas, such as Los Altos, Quiché or Las Verapaces, hitching is sometimes the only way to get around. Rides are not free, though, and you will be expected to pay the same price as for a bus ticket – ranging from about 50¢ to a few dollars. Sometimes, truck drivers will overcharge tourists by a few dollars. If you argue the point they will usually back down. The only place it isn’t safe to hitchhike is through El Petén. Take the bus in that department.