Category Archive: Guatemala

Luxurious Jungle Getaway At Las Lagunas Hotel in Guatemala

If you are looking to experience the Guatemalan jungle in a relaxed and magical setting Las Lagunas boutique hotel is the ideal choice. Just 15 minutes away from the Santa Elena airport and the Island of Flores and 45 minutes from the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Las Lagunas is the ultimate jungle getaway. After having …

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Things To Do With Kids In Guatemala City

I was born and raised in Guatemala and growing up there was not much to do for kids in the city, we used to go to Lake Atitlan or to the Pacific coast for the weekend but when it came to staying in the city the options where pretty limited. Things have changed a lot …

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Dramatic And Beautiful: Guatemala’s Volcanic Black Sand Beaches

I was born in Guatemala and as a child my family had a beach house on the Pacific coast. I grew up thinking that a black sand beach was pretty normal. Now I live in Florida’s Gulf Coast, just minutes away from some of the best beaches in the United States. We spend most of …

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Teaching My Kids About Their Country And Their Roots Through Travel

As a Guatemalan living in the United States I find myself always trying to find ways maintain our culture alive at home.  We celebrate Guatemalan holidays, cook Guatemalan food and stay in touch with our family in Guatemala. I also love to share with my children stories about my adventures as a child and later as …

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Getting A Taste of Mayan Cuisine: Where To Eat In Guatemala City

The restaurant scene in Guatemala City has really burgeoned in the last few years as a wave of young and talented Guatemalan chefs has decided to dig into their roots creating modern Guatemalan cuisine that draws inspiration from rich traditional dishes and local ingredients. Even local restaurants that had been doing the same thing for decades …

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Traveling to Connect to Your Culture and Roots: Win a Trip Back to Your Country!

Thanks to the partnership I have with Delta Air Lines on this post, I am sharing my trip back home.   As a Latina living in the United States I miss my country and my parents. It’s hard living away from family and friends and although our home is now in Florida I’ve never stopped …

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Must Try Bizarre And Unique Foods In Guatemala

A few month’s ago I was contacted by the producers of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern. They where considering doing a show in Guatemala and found my blog posts for Guatemalan recipes and also saw my reviews on TripAdvisor for Guatemalan restaurants.  I had not given this subject much thought until then and being from Guatemala I …

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Ixcanul: A Mystical Journey Into Guatemala’s Mayan Culture

Ixcanul is Guatemalan director Jairo Bustamante’s first feature film which delivers thought provoking and moving performances as it tells a passionate story that touches political and social issues in a very subtle and elegant way. More than a movie it feels like stepping into the the lives of two Mayan women, mother and daughter, who share …

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Enchiladas: Recipe From Guatemala

Chances are you’ve had enchiladas before, but Guatemalan enchiladas are very different from the Mexican dish of rolled tortillas filled with meat or chicken and drizzled with tomato or tomatillo sauce. Guatemalan enchiladas, or jardineras as my grandma used to call them, consist of a toasted tortilla topped with an vegetable mixture or escabeche, ground …

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Getting Close to Nature at Autosafari Chapin in Guatemala

Located in Escuintla and just a one and a half hour drive from either Guatemala city or Antigua Guatemala, Autosafari Chapin is a great day trip for families and animal lovers. Weather you are visiting or live there, this is definitely one of the best things to do with kids in Guatemala. What sets Autosafari apart …

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