Member Country - Guatemela
Asociación Guatemalteca Científica de Quiropráctico (AGCQ)
President: David P. Tyggum, DC, PT, BSc, BA
David P. Tyggum, DC
Centro Quiropráctico y Rehabilitación Ortopédica, S.A.
Clínicas Hospital De Las Américas (Bella Aurora)
10a Calle 2-45, Zona 14, Nivel 10, Clínica #1004
Guatemala City, Guatemala 01014
Tel: +502 2363-5409
About the Country
- Population: 12 million
- Capital City: Guatemala City (pop.1.3m)
- Time difference: -6 hours GMT
- Language: Spanish and Maya
- Festivals: Semana Santa (Easter week)
The heart of the Maya world, Guatemala has plenty to offer the visitor: colorful markets and exquisite textiles, dramatic mountain scenery and tropical jungle.
Guatemala is a country that takes pride in its traditions. Many villagers still wear their richly-woven costumes, the vivid colors and intricate designs varying from village to village. The gentle tones of the marimba music is all-pervasive in the courtyards and markets.
Guatemala's culture reflects the fascinating mix of influences on the country's turbulent history. There are many religious festivals where Catholicism and Christian evangelism are intertwined with the mysticism of the old beliefs – these are manifested in colorful processions and carpets of flowers which delight tourists and locals alike.
Guatemalan handicrafts are renowned worldwide. Intricate textiles and carved masks are sold in a number of picturesque markets, set in the shadow of volcanoes or on the shores of shimmering lakes.