Church at San Antonio Palopo

San Antonio Palopó: A Mayan Village with Unique Pottery

Perched on the mountainside of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, San Antonio Palopó is a small town that has remained relatively unspoiled. Unlike Panajachel, you will not find many tourists in San Antonio! There are few hotels or restaurants, and the town’s life centers around its ceramics and textiles. With a picturesque church acting as the … Read more

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

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

Quema del Diablo Guatemala

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 … Read more