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Guatemala -Tulum ~ Kivari Edit

by Adri


Why did we decided to go to Guatemala?

The reason for our holiday was for Luke to meet my family, I was also dying to show him the beauty of my country, Guatemala, we also thought it would be a good idea to end our holiday somewhere in the Mexican Caribbean.

So, how did  he get along with the fam?

After the initial introductions and despite the language barrier Luke got along great with my family.  He fitted seamlessly into a house of all girls!

Time to see Guatemala!


Our first stop, and the one place that we kept going back to was Antigua.

Antigua has a charm that has captivated tourists for decades! many who decide after a short trip to make Antigua their homes. There’s something about the atmosphere that makes you feel right at home when exploring the cobble stone streets.

Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala

The ruins are stunning and the streets vendors add that extra charm to this colonial city.

Antigua Guatemala

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Lake Atitlán

Next stop.  We headed to Lake Atitlán  renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. We stayed  at San Marcos,  a quite lil town that we used as our base to explore all the other towns around the lake.

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Lake Atitlán has so much to offer, beautiful views, vibrant Mayan Culture and some amazing locals. We learned about the ancient ways of making cacao and the art of weaving that has been passed down through generations.

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Panajachel is the busiest town around the lake and that’s what makes it fun to explore. It’s shopping, restaurants and lake side views will keep you entertained.


After Atitlán we decided to go to Tikal.  We stayed at a place right next to the temples were we could hear the howler monkeys, spider monkeys, frogs and cicadas. Almost like listening to a meditation soundtrack.

Tikal Guatemala

We spent 2 days here enjoying the Jungle and relaxing in our hotel, and then as a last minute option we decided to go to El Remate, Petén.

El remate Peten

El remate Peten

Here we went kayaking around the lake and had fun finding ideal swimming spots, the water was emerald in the mid day sun. We went back to Guatemala for a few more visits to Antigua and to say goodbye to my gorgeous family.


And just like that 4 weeks had gone past and it was time to do the final leg of our trip to the beautiful, tropical Maya Riviera. Tulum was everything I expected and more. Our hotel had the best bohemian vibe. Just what we needed before heading back to Sydney.

Beach accommodation in Tulum

Beach accommodation in Tulum

It was time to go back to Sydney but not without taking a bit of warmth, sunshine and palms in our hearts.

Beach accommodation in Tulum

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Monika September 13, 2017 - 9:59 am

Gosh, going to Guatemala has honestly never crossed my mind but you just made me add it to my long travel list. It looks stunning! And amazing photos btw 😉

Adri September 13, 2017 - 10:00 pm

yay!! glad to put Guatemala on your list 🙂

Saint Facetious September 13, 2017 - 8:31 pm

Tulum is really amazing, I was there a real long time ago. Did you manage to go snorkeling in Xel Xa? Amazing pictures!

Adri September 13, 2017 - 10:00 pm

Tulum was my favorite! just my kinda place. We went snorkeling at the cristalino cenote, so beautiful!

Emma September 13, 2017 - 11:41 pm

Beautiful pictures! Absolutely love your photography style!

Adri September 14, 2017 - 8:10 am

Thanks Emma! xx

Kiki September 19, 2017 - 1:34 pm

Aww you gorgeous gal! Ok you’ve got us wanting to visit Guatemala.. maybe even a sneaky Photoshoot there! ? ?

Beautiful images as always! Can’t wait to see you again soon

Kiki xx

Adri September 19, 2017 - 9:03 pm

Thanks so much Kiki, You should definitely go to Guate there some certain magic about it ✨ hope to see you soon beautiful girl ?

Rebecca September 27, 2017 - 2:22 am

I’ve been wanting to visit Guatemala! It’s beautiful 🙂 I have heard so much about Antigua – thanks so much for sharing your pics!

Lauren September 28, 2017 - 11:13 pm

Wow, what an amazing trip! So beautiful! Also, I love the way you edit your pictures. 🙂

Adri September 28, 2017 - 11:27 pm

Thanks Lauren xx

Krishauna September 29, 2017 - 3:07 am

Everything looks beautiful!! The scenery along with your outfit choices are awesome!!! I can only dream to visit there one day!

Adri September 29, 2017 - 3:31 am

Dreams do come true! 🙂

Sophie September 29, 2017 - 7:36 am

This looks like a dream!!

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