Carnival in Guatemala

In Guatemala on Tuesday of Carnival is celebrated by many children and young people in schools, and it is a celebration of much joy and joy. Young people usually go to classes with costumes, confetti, colored streamers and popular shells. The celebration consists in breaking the shells that are full of confetti or pica-pica, in[…]

Monterrico

The town of Monterrico is located on the pacific coast of Guatemala. It has some of the most attractive beaches. Due to the volcanic nature of Guatemala. its beaches have volcanic black sand. The laid-back  atmosphere of this small town makes it ideal to relax and enjoy the sun. The town is also becoming more[…]

Virgin Mary Guadalupe

Do you know that Official Catholic accounts state that the Virgin Mary appeared four times before Juan Diego and one more before Juan Diego’s uncle. According to these accounts the first apparition occurred on the morning of December 9, 1531, when a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego saw a vision of a maiden at[…]

Giant kites in Guatemala

One of the biggest tourist attractions in Guatemala during the month of November is the celebration of All Saints’ Day. It is undeniable that an important element of this celebration is the kite festivals that take place in Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepéquez. The kites or barriletes, besides being a colorful – and expensive – tradition, represent[…]

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[…]

The Mermaids of Antigua Guatemala

There are many “hidden” mermaids throughout town, can you find them? The most famous mermaids are those on the Fountain of the Mermaids in the Central Park originally built by Diego de Porres in 1739, inspired from the fountain of Neptune in Bologna, Italy. As reported by Dr. Miguel Torres in his recent research on[…]