Discovering Guatemala

Costumes and Carnaval

One day before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday is the traditional celebration of Carnaval. This day is variously known in English-speaking countries as Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, or Mardi Gras, and this year it falls on Tuesday, February 28TH . In many towns, neighborhoods, and schools here in Guatemala, children dress up...

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Valentines day

Nowadays February is known as the month of love and friendship and on the 14th we give or receive gifts from friends and loved ones. Valentine’s Day actually dates back to Ancient Rome, to a celebration in honor of fertility known as Lupercalia. During this celebration women were whipped in a ritual that was...

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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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Where to go shopping in Antigua Guatemala?

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Health & Wellness Enero 2017

In The Health & Wellness you will find the best doctors of Antigua and Guatemala City. Hi! Thanks for your interest in this link from Qué Pasa, it should be ready in a few seconds. “>”>

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The Theft of Baby Jesus

This is one of several customs that came to Guatemala upon the arrival of the evangelists who accompanied the conquerors. It is said that it was the Dominicans who took charge of the Catholic Church at the time of the conquest, and that it was them who brought these customs to the people. The...

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Enduro in Guatemala

Enduro is one of the most exciting forms of extreme motorcycle sport that is practised off-road. It combines adrenaline, skill and physical prowess on the part of the rider and requires mastering different dimensions such as speed and technique. As Guatemala is a country that boasts many mountains and volcanoes it is a perfect...

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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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Cosmic Convergence Festival: December 29, 2016 – January 1st 2017

There is a Dream – a collective awakening: communities, tribes, individuals converging. A venue is chosen within the mystical geographical, topological and energetic space of Lake Atitlán: focalizing awe, tradition, magic, love, passion, spirit. A calling for those who identify already with the essence of The Dream. An invitation for those souls exercising curiosity or wishing to...

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Coffee Varieties at El Cafetalito

More than 2 centuries ago, Jesuit priests introduced the coffee plant to La Antigua Guatemala; with the aim of using it as an ornamental plant in their gardens. Its exploitation as a commercial crop didn’t start until the beginnings of the 14th Century. Nowadays, there are 8 recognised coffee-producing regions, and – of them...

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