Guatemala & Lanquín Area

Experience living in an international community of travelers who want to leave a positive impact in the communities and places they visit.

Nature & Culture

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Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is one of the three most popular destinations in Guatemala. A unique creation of nature, it consists of a series of cascading turquoise pools atop a limestone bridge. Underneath the bridge are caves that the intrepid traveler can explore.

Q´eqchi´ Maya Culture

Q'eqchi' is the largest Mayan dialect spoken today, with almost 1 million speakers concentrated in Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz, and present in other regions of Guatemala as well as Belize and Mexico. Due to the mountainous geography of Alta Verapaz, the area was never fully conquered by the Spanish colonization, and the Q'eqchi' culture, language, agriculture and traditions have remained relatively intact. The presence of this thriving native culture is a wealth of knowledge for Tuq’tu’quilal to draw from.

Cacao & Chocolate - From Bean to Bar!

A large part of the experience at Tuq’tu’quilal is the cacao experience. This incredible plant has been both revered by the Mayan culture as a religious sacrament, and its seeds used as currency for commerce. Today, it is exported internationally to make chocolate in its many forms. At Tuq’tu’quilal, visitors will have direct contact with the plant, experience the process of making chocolate, taste the cacao fruit, try the cacao bean in different forms, and experience the psychoactive properties and health benefits of cacao.