Learn Spanish in Our Hotel

Enjoy good value tuition with your own teacher! Study using tailor made exercises, engaging in leisurely conversation and games. After school, your host family spoils you. You’re in good hands. We offer Space in our hotel , for students who want to learn Spanish in Continental Spanish Academy. In 2 weeks you can learn enough[…]

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They âre all over the country this season, their bright colors in markets, gardens, on tables and along roadsides. And they belong here, more than we do. Zinnias are native, a kind of sunflower, related to daisies, native through Central America and Mexico and up into the Southwestern United States. They’re officially zinnia americanas, according to[…]

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A Rare and Exquisite National Symbol Monja Blanca. photo by Ludwing Paniagua Everyone loves orchids! Originating 60 million years ago in the temperate zones of Asia and the Americas, orchids have the widest range of flowers and color of any plant family. Guatemala is home to one of the largest varieties of orchids in the[…]

Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?

Total Solar Eclipse On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totalitycan see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona –[…]

Angel’s Trumpet

At first sight, they are enchanting. My first encounter with one of these trees was at an evening party hosted at a private finca. The reception was large and boisterous, making it easy to steal away and explore the grounds. In a side garden lit with twinkling lights strung up on stone walls, grew a tree[…]

The Friday Band

The central parks of various cities in Guatemala are the heart of community life. These spaces are used by people of all ages, both young and old. Sometimes teenagers can be seen at La Antigua’s Parque Central, meeting with friends and walking around the park again and again while having animated conversations with their friends.One[…]

One of Guatemala´s culinary treasure

Part of the experience of visiting and really getting to know Guatemala means that you should immerse yourself in important aspects of life in the country so that you’ll get an idea of who Guatemalans are and how they live. One is the fascinating world of Guatemalan cuisine, and as you’ll discover during your visit,[…]

San Antonio Feast Day: June 13

The Day of Saint Anthony of Padua (Romería de San Antonio) commemorates St Anthony’s death on June 13, 1231. It is a public holiday in the city of Ceuta on June 13. This saint was venerated in Ceuta, which was a Portuguese colony in 1415.                                                                                                    A statue of St Anthony with child Jesus. What Do People[…]

Where do pashtes come from?

In a cattle ranch – located on the border between Puerto Iztapa and Taxisco, Santa Rosa and an hour and a half from La Antigua – there is a small plantation (considering the size of the farm) of three and a half acres of pashtes, Mayan luffas or Loofah. To learn more about the process[…]

San Cristbal el Alto

San Cristóbal El Alto es una aldea del municipio de Antigua Guatemala y está ubicada aproximadamente a 5 kilómetros del Parque Central a una altitud de 1,825 metros sobre el nivel del mar, (son casi 300 metros más de altura que La Antigua). Es un lugar donde cada amanecer es una nueva historia, donde cada[…]