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Do you know about Continental Spanish School?

Academia de Español Continental is a dynamic and young Spanish language school. It was founded by a group of professional and experienced Spanish language teachers in order to provide quality language courses for a reasonable price. Our school is located in a beautiful, centrally-located, colonial building on 3a Calle Poniente in Antigua Guatemala, two blocks[…]

Christmas in Guatemala

  Guatemala is a very diverse country with more than 20 ethnic groups. Each of them has their own special traditions for celebrating Christmas. On December 7th at 6pm an unusual customs called ‘La Quema del Diablo’ (The Burning of the Devil) takes place, where an effigy (model) of the devil/Satan burnt. The 8th December[…]

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[…]

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[…]

In the Markets

Every Guatemalan market is a treat for all five senses. No, that’s not right. Modern chain supermercados from Arkansas or Salvador are splendid for shoppers, but shrink-wrapped, boxed or processed foods in glass cases or on neatly organized shelves don’t give much smell, sight or taste, while the piped-in music and packaged goods miss sound[…]

Festival Gastronómico de Sacatepéquez

The culinary community of La Antigua Guatemala is ready to show off its magnificent talent when the eighth annual edition of the Sacatepéquez Gastronomic Festival arrives this month. It includes the participation of many culinary virtuosos from the cities and villages of the departamento. Thanks to the efforts of the Municipal Government of La Antigua[…]

A New Breed of Guatemalan Millennials

As a new generation of young adults we’ve glimpsed at how we can bring our experiences and knowledge back to Guatemala. I was born in Guatemala in 1996, the same year the Guatemalan Peace Accords were signed, ending its 36-year civil war with some 200,000 civilians dead or disappeared. I spent a couple of summers[…]