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Qué Pasó May 2017

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Good Hotel

GIVING THE UNEMPLOYED TOOLS AND TRAINING FOR SUCCESS The Good Training program offers unemployed locals and illiterate single moms custom-made hospitality training and the chance to build a new future. After successfully completing our training program, trainees receive on-the-job experience and a full-time salary at Good Hotel, after which we offer support in helping...

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Corpus Christi in Patzún

Patzún is a municipio in the department of Chimaltenango, 83 kilometers (51 miles) from Guatemala City and 44 kilometers (27 miles) from La Antigua (about a 1-hour trip by car). There are two explanations for the origin of the name Patzún. The first says that the name comes from the Kakchiquel Maya words pa...

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Yaxhá La Esmeralda del Petén

Once you enter Yaxhá, you are surrounded by a unique atmosphere in which the vegetation is observed in its maximum splendor, covered by fog. The first monument to welcome you is a pyramid – preserved in very good condition – that served as one of the astronomical observatories. The sky is always blocked by...

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Why Guatemala is a part of my record breaking journey?

Sal Lavallo is the youngest American to visit all 193 countries in the world, and he stopped by Guatemala on March 6th. He tells us why Central America –especially Guatemala – has a particularly special place in his heart. “In traveling to 168 countries, I’ve seen lots. From the longest beaches to the tallest...

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10 Important Archaeological Sites in Guatemala

When you come to Guatemala, you probably don’t imagine the huge amount of activities that you can experience and the many archaeological sites that you can visit. We have created a list of places, that any good tourist must know in Guatemala.  1. Tikal Nothing you can read – and there certainly has been...

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Lent in La Antigua

First Week of Lent Friday March 3, is the day when the Holy Vigil of the image of Jesús Nazareno de la Salvación in Santa Catarina Bobadilla – where a procession will take place on Sunday the 5th. The Nazarene of Santa Catarina Bobadilla was named Patron Jurado of La Antigua in 2009. The...

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Five Weeks of Lent

Lent The time of year known as Lent (or Cuaresma in Spanish) is a period of forty days starting on the Wednesday that follows Mardi Gras – Ash Wednesday. These forty days are regarded by many Christians as a period of preparation in which the life of Jesus is celebrated before the final week...

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A Day at Florencia

To get to Florencia Ecological Park – better known simply as “Florencia” – from La Antigua, just take the road leading to Guatemala City, and after driving about 9 km (about 5 miles), on the right-hand side you’ll find this protected natural reserve in the municipio of Santa Lucía Milpas Altas. This park has 64...

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Discover the Pacific Coast of Guatemala

If you travel to the Pacific Coast of Guatemala the first thing you will notice is that its beaches of coffee-colored volcanic sand welcome you to an area of beautiful natural reserves and open-air activities. They also represent the perfect location for fishing sailfish – a sport in which Guatemala was recognised as Number...

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