Quetzal at ranchitos del quetzal

Discover Ranchitos del Quetzal: One of the Best Places to See the Resplendent Quetzal in Guatemala

Ranchitos del Quetzal is a stunning private natural reserve nestled in the heart of Guatemala’s Baja Verapaz region. Known for its lush cloud forest and incredible biodiversity, this reserve offers one of the best opportunities to see the resplendent quetzal, Guatemala’s national bird. The serene environment, combined with its commitment to ecological conservation, makes Ranchitos … Read more

Baile de los Venados folkloric dance in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala Festivals, Celebrations and Important Dates

Whether it’s the solemnity of Holy Week,  the lively hues of the Flower Festival or the buzzing excitement of the fiestas patronales Antigua’s festivals and cultural celebrations offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Guatemalan heritage. Here’s your guide to the most important festivals in Antigua, complete with dates and what to expect. I’ve … Read more

La Merced Church, Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide: the Best Tips from a Local

In this Antigua Guatemala travel guide, you will find what makes Antigua a unique and must-visit destination. I also share my personal recommendations for things to do in Antigua, where to eat, when to visit, tips, and things to avoid. Most importantly, I share some of Antigua’s hidden secrets. What makes this guide to Antigua, … Read more

The most beautiful Guatemalan folk dances

Folk Dances in Guatemala: Their Meaning, History and Where to See Them

Guatemalan traditional dances are a vibrant expression of the country’s rich cultural heritage, blending ancient rituals with colorful storytelling. Here you will find the most popular danzas folcloricas or folk dances in Guatemala. I will be sharing each dance’s significance in Guatemalan traditions, it’s history as well as the when and where you can see … Read more

Easter Traditions in Guatemala

Semana Santa in Guatemala: Traditions and History

In this article, we will explore the rich history and cultural significance of Semana Santa in Guatemala. I will share all about the famous sawdust carpets and the significance and main elements of the processions in Antigua Guatemala and the rest of the country. Semana Santa, also known as Holy Week, holds great importance and … Read more

Best things to do in Guatemala City

Best Things to do in Guatemala City

If you’re looking for the best things to do in Guatemala city you have come to the right place. As someone who grew up there and still visits at least twice a year since moving to the US 15 years ago, I can confidently say that Guatemala City is a hidden gem. The capital city … Read more

The Best Time to Visit Guatemala: A Seasonal Guide

The Best Time to Visit Guatemala: A Seasonal Guide

In this guide you will not only find when is the best time to visit Guatemala but also recommendations for traveling to Guatemala during any season. Having grown up there and still visiting regularly, I can confidently say that this country is a great destination no matter the time of the year. So even though … Read more