One for One: Working Together for Potable Water in Guatemala

The goal of Ecofiltro is to provide potable water to 1 million Guatemalan families in rural areas by 2020. “Our strategy to achieve this is through providing donations to rural schools’’ states Philip Wilson, CEO of Ecofiltro. In Guatemala, 90% of water sources are contaminated. Diarrhea-related illnesses are the second biggest cause of infant mortality under 5[…]

First Week of Lent in Antigua

Friday March 3, is the day when the Holy Vigil of the image of Jesús Nazareno de la Salvación in Santa Catarina Bobadilla – where a procession will take place on Sunday the 5th.The Nazarene of Santa Catarina Bobadilla was named Patron Jurado of La Antigua in 2009. The image was carved – just for[…]

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On Wednesday, March 1st, in almost all the Catholic churches everywhere around Guatemala, Ash Wednesday (Miércoles de Ceniza) is celebrated. For many Christian traditions, this day marks the beginning of Lent, the period of 40 days of preparation to relive the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Ash (ceniza in Spanish, from the Latin cinis) is quite[…]

Cathedral of San José

The history of the Cathedral of San José begins with its foundation in 1527 and built by José de Porres. Nevertheless the construction did not escape to the damages of the earthquakes mainly demolishing the domes, for that reason the Cathedral finished in ruins.

La Ceiba

Do you know that Ceiba is the name of a genus of many species of large trees found in tropical areas, including Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. Some species can grow to 70 m (230 ft) tall or more, with a straight, largely branchless trunk that culminates in[…]

10 Reasons to Visit Monterrico Guatemala

There are dozens of reasons to visit Monterrico and the south coast of Guatemala. It is a spectacular, beautiful area, with a variety of recreational and wilderness options. With tongue-in-cheek, Revue Associate Editor Matt Bokor gives us 10 of his favorite reasons to stop by. 1. The sand really is black. 2. You can take a side trip to[…]

Ciudad Vieja

Ciudad Vieja is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez. According to the 2002 Guatemalan Census, the municipality has a total of 25,696 people. Ciudad Vieja was the second site of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, the colonial capital of the country. San Miguel Escobar is the modern name for the district that contains the ruins of the second colonial capital[…]

The Town Where Coffins Are Commonplace

San Antonio Aguas Calientes is a municipio in the department of Sacatepéquez and is located about 30 minutes from downtown La Antigua. With a size of a little more than 15 square kilometers (almost 6 square miles), the municipio is composed of two villages or aldeas: San Andrés Ceballos and Santiago Zamora. To get there, you can take a bus[…]

SAN BARTOLOMÉ BECERRA CHURCH

Located to the southwest of La Antigua, this village was founded by Bartolomé Becerra on a small rural land parcel that he had been granted. Because of numerous earthquakes over the centuries, the village church has been almost constantly repaired, rebuilt, and modified. As is common at many of the churches in the villages surrounding[…]