View from master bedroom at Villas B'alam Ya in lake Atitlan Guatemala

Villas B’alam Ya: Luxurious Lodging On The Shores of Lake Atitlán

Providing awe-inspiring views of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Villas B’alam Ya Lodging offers luxurious accommodations on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Nested on the mountainside of Atitlán Lake among luscious tropical vegetation, the four villas provide a private and tranquil getaway. Villas B’alam Ya is the ideal place … Read more

Three Kings Day Dia de Reyes printable free

Día de Reyes Free Coloring Pages – Printable

These free Día de Los Reyes coloring pages are a great way to teach kids about Three Kings Day’s meaning. These bilingual Three Kings Day or Dia de Reyes coloring pages share some traditions around Three Kings Day in Latin America. It is almost here, and my kids are super excited because they will be … Read more

Traditional Guatemalan coconut candy: cocadas reales

Traditional Guatemalan Coconut Candy: Cocadas Reales

This delicious traditional Guatemalan coconut candy recipe is one of my favorite Guatemalan candy. Known as cocadas reales this coconut candy is made with shredded coconut and condensed milk on the stove top. Chewy, sweet and deliciously soft this traditional Guatemalan candy is a sweet treat that you’re sure to fall in love with.  Why … Read more

fiambre from Guatemala Dia de los Muertos

Fiambre Recipe from Guatemala for El Dia de los Muertos

Fiambre is a Guatemalan dish prepared once a year on November 1st for the Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos. Fiambre is a traditional Guatemalan food made from loads of veggies, cold cuts, cheeses, and a delicious caldillo rolled up into an elegant cold salad. Since it is a challenging recipe that … Read more

sugar skull Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Celebrations Across Latin America

Many Latin American countries celebrate el Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in November. During the Day of the Dead celebrations, people honor the loved ones that have passed. The Catholic holidays of Día de Todos Los Santos (All Saints Day) on November 1st and All Soul’s Day on November 2nd, Day … Read more

Dia de Reyes traditions

Sharing El Día de Reyes With My Kids

El Día de Reyes Magos, Three Kings Day or Epiphany, is a Christian holiday celebrated in many Latin American countries on January 6th. Children get presents on this day from the Magi instead of receiving them on Christmas from Santa Claus. El Día de Reyes’s celebration commemorates when the Three Wise Men bring gold, incense, … Read more

The Posadas Navideñas: Christmas Traditions in Guatemala

The posadas are one of the most important Christmas traditions in Guatemala. Christmas in Guatemala is such a special time of the year filled with delicious food, traditional Christmas songs and  different holidays  and customs.  The Christmas holidays in Guatemala usually kick off with la Quema del Diablo on December 7th, followed by the posadas navideñas and … Read more