Travel & Maps

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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The Monument of San Agustín

In between 7a Avenida and 5a Calle Poniente in La Antigua you will find a monument that belonged to the convent of the patriarch and doctor San Agustín (and the mendicant order of the same name). It was the Prelate of this order – Don Francisco de Ibarra – who asked the Town Council to...

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Fresh air and Cloud Forests

The Mario Dary biotope, better known as “biotope of the Quetzal” is an ecological park which was created by Mario Dary Rivera’s initiative and was finally founded in 1976. It is located between the municipalities of Purulhá and Salamá, in the Quisis mountain and the Centro Carpintero in Baja Verapaz, at about 160kms from...

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Idiomas Mayas: Protegiendo la Herencia Indígena de Guatemala

Guatemala is a fascinating, vibrant country full of contrasts, and home to ladinos, foreign immigrants, and (at around 60% of the total population) a huge number of Mayan and non-Mayan indigenous people. It is a country steeped in traditions that are celebrated through music, food, clothes, art, religion, daily life….and through the rich cultural...

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It’s Canopy time!

In La Antigua, between San Felipe de Jesús and Jocotenango, inside Filadelfia Coffee Resort and Tours (commonly known as Finca Filadelfia), about 150 meters north of the San Felipe church, you will find Antigua Canopy Tours. The Qué Pasa?team paid them a visit and – besides from having fun and engaging in some teambuilding – we paid great attention and asked many questions so that you can learn more about zip-lining and...

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