Category: Guatemala

It is no secret that Guatemala is an amazing country that keeps people coming back time and time again. But, what makes it so special to visitors and residents alike? Here are just 10 of the many reasons to fall in love with the beautiful country of Guatemala. #10. Its Rich History One of the […]

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Guatemala is a Central American country south of Mexico. The impact that this country has on the rest of the world is very much underestimated as our everyday lives are practically influenced or surrounded by Guatemalan culture or the resources they have introduced to us. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Guatemala. #1. […]

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As our world battles the spread of COVID-19, many of us are feeling stressed out and helpless. But what if you could mitigate those feelings, that you can do something? Helping others can benefit you emotionally and physically. Studies show that those who volunteer, are generous, and are helpful to others, are less likely to […]

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Guatemala is an amazing country filled with rich culture, hard-working citizens, and a beautiful landscape. Unfortunately, it also stands as one of the poorest countries in Latin America. The lack of accessible and affordable education keeps illiteracy and poverty rates high. However, there are many organizations that are working to help combat this issue and […]

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The Christmas traditions in Guatemala are further evidence of the rich culture found in the communities throughout this country. With Christianity deeply ingrained into their society, it is no surprise that Guatemalans have some extravagant traditions to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The natives bring this annual holiday to life with an abundance of lights, […]

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Consider yourself a coffee connoisseur? You aren’t the only one! According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO), approximately 1.4 billion cups of coffee are poured worldwide each day. But whether you are a local coffee shop regular, or a homebrewer, knowing where to get the best café wherever you are is critical to starting your […]

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Whether you are volunteering in Guatemala or visiting us on a welcomed trip, you may wonder what you need to pack along. While with Buena Onda, we’ll help prepare you for your volunteer excursion, here are five things you need for your trip to Guatemala! #1. Combination Locks Combination locks are a great way to […]

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Have you ever considered traveling to Guatemala but are afraid of what you may find there? Unfortunately, this is the opinion of many people across the world. But Guatemala has so much to offer! The country is rich with culture and natural beauty. Not only is its people warm and friendly, but you’ll be amazed […]

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While traveling, there are many different ways to experience the area you’re in, and one way is experimenting with different kinds of traditional food. Not only is food delicious and fun, but certain meals can tell a story or show what a normal day looks like for locals. It is well worth it to trade […]

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2020 wasn’t filled with the dazzling trips and the cultural immersion experiences we may have hoped for. But 2021 is a new dawn, a new day, and a new opportunity to add experiences to your bucket list. We know travel may not be in the cards for everyone right now, but when the time is right, there are a few Guatemalan celebrations you NEED to add to your bucket list!

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The people of Guatemala are fighters, working with their communities to rise above hardships, to survive and be better than ever before. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus has proven to be another obstacle our people must take head-on. Guatemala has been hit disproportionately with COVID-19 because of the long-term implications of country-wide shutdowns, loss of work, […]

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One unspoken rule of volunteering is to focus on your work and the people you are there to help, making them your priority. However, this does not mean you shouldn’t try to experience the amazing country you are in. Visiting destinations in Guatemala before or after your volunteer time is the perfect way to take […]

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Guatemala showcases itself as a self-made tropical country that promotes a helping hand– it welcomes tourists and volunteers as its own people. Guatemala is a tropical country as it does experience tropical weather such as dry and wet seasons throughout the year. As a volunteer, you want to be certain of what experience you will […]

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While there are obvious benefits to volunteering, such as transforming communities and helping those in need in countless ways, the advantage less talked about is the ways it changes you for the better. These effects are maximized even more so by teens, with lessons they learn and experiences they gain helping shape the person they […]

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