Category Archive: Guatemala

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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San Antonio Palopó: A Mayan Village with Unique Pottery

Perched on the mountainside on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, San Antonio Palopó is a small town that has remained fairly unspoiled. Unlike Panajachel, you will not find many tourists here, there are few hotels or restaurants and the town’s life centers around it’s ceramics and textiles, with it’s small and picturesque church acting …

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Villas B’alam Ya: Magical and Luxurious Accommodations On The Shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

Providing awe inspiring views of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Villas B’alam Ya offers luxurious accommodations on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.  Perched on the mountainside or nestled among luscious tropical vegetation the four villas provide a private and tranquil getaway and are the ideal place to spend a weekend or …

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Celebrating Guatemala’s Independence : Free Party Printables And Cake Banner for All Central American Countries!

Hispanic Heritage month is just around the corner and at home our family kicks it off by celebrating the independence day of our home country: Guatemala.  We will probably be celebrating the whole weekend making crafts and talking about Guatemala, it’s beauty and it’s history as well as it’s national symbols. This year my husband helped …

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Why Visiting Lake Atitlán in Guatemala Needs To Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Lake Atitlán is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Located in the western highlands of Guatemala the lake is surrounded by spectacular dormant volcanoes and pincturesque Mayan villages. Being Guatemalan and having lived there for most of my life I frequented the lake with my family and later …

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Fiambre Recipe from Guatemala for El Dia de los Muertos

Fiambre is a Guatemalan dish that is prepared once a year on November 1st for the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos. Traditionally people visit the cemetery bringing flowers, incense and fiambre to their dead. Today this dish is mostly shared at home in a more private celebration that includes family and …

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The Posadas in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country filled with traditions and customs. This becomes more evident with the arrival of the holiday celebrations, which according to the Guatemalan historian Celso Lara, are some of the most beautiful in Latin America. Traditions in Guatemala are a fusion of elements and beliefs of Arab, Spanish and Mayan origin. The December …

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Amazing Pictures of La Quema Del Diablo in Guatemala

I recently posted about The Dying Tradition of La Quema del Diablo and wanted to share with you these wonderful pictures taken on December 7th 2012 in Guatemala by my dear friend Pedro Pepió. He is a wonderful photographer and I am thankful that he let me share his work on my blog. You can …

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La Quema del Diablo: A Dying Guatemalan Tradition?

Every year, as a child, I would look forward with excitement to December 7th. On that day we would gather old newspapers, magazines and cardboard boxes that we had been collecting in the garage for months and make a big pile on the street next to the curve. We would wait for my father to …

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Guatemalan Crafts and Activities for Kids

Today, September 15th, Guatemala celebrates it’s independence day.  Here are some fun activities and printables that you can enjoy making with your children so they can learn more about Guatemala, it’s culture and it’s history. Photo from DLK’s Crafts for Kids Quetzal Toilet Paper Roll Craft from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids.  Love this cute craft …

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