Moon Spotlight Guatemala City & Antigua

Moon Spotlight Guatemala City and Antigua is an 80-page compact guide covering the gateway city of Guatemala and neighboring La Antigua. Author Al Argueta offers his firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on […]

Moon Guatemala

This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and detailed maps to help with trip planning. Part-time Guatemala resident Al Argueta provides travelers with an insider’s view of Guatemala’s best, from idyllic surf spots to popular volcanoes. Argueta offers in-depth coverage of Lake Atitlan and La Antigua, as well as Guatemala City’s diverse selection of museums. With […]

Constru Casa works with partners and individual families in a variety of support programs.

Volunteer with Constru Casa in Guatemala

Constru Casa seeks to provide basic, safe housing to families across Guatemala who live in extreme poverty. Volunteers and the home recipients work together under the supervision of a local mason to build a three-room, concrete and corrugated iron house in two weeks’ time. Cultural experiences and fun excursions are organized on the weekends.

Long Way Home's current primary project is the construction of an elementary and vocational school using rammed-earth tires and polypropylene bags, water harvesting, and trash-filled bottles.

Volunteer with Long Way Home in Guatemala

Long Way Home’s focus is the promotion of green and alternative building practices. Volunteer work is either physically demanding or educational in nature with children and youth. Learn more about organization and its work, along with practical costs, requirements, and volunteer opportunities.

Guatemalan women hand weaving on a loom.

Volunteer with TRAMA Textiles in Guatemala

TRAMA Textiles is a women’s weaving association in Guatemala’s second city. Their mission is to “create work for fair wages for the women of Guatemala”. There’s no minimum time commitment for volunteers, but you can take on more complex projects with a longer stay, and if your Spanish skills need polishing, there are many language schools in the city.

Sunlight comes in at an angle illuminating a farmouse and fog laying low in a pastoral valley.

Ecoutourism Treks in Guatemala

Community tourism initiatives, whereby local Maya guides take travelers to seldom-seen locales in Guatemala’s rugged countryside, make for some extraordinary cross-cultural opportunities. Here are some recommendations for where to start your trek.

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Going to the Cinema in Guatemala City

Guatemala City has a number of excellent movie theaters, with movies sometimes opening on the same day as their U.S. release. Here’s where to catch a show when in Guatemala City.