Quetzaltenango

The famous Shecas from Xela

Whenever we go on a trip, we usually bring something back in our suitcase that represents the place that we have visited. Some people bring back a type of typical handicraft that the region is famous for and others concentrate on taking loads of photos that they can print out and turn into postcards....

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Our visit to Casa Botran

The legacy of passion and tradition created by the Botran Aged Rums first began towards the middle of the XX Century, when 5 brothers set out from their home in Spain and arrived in Guatemala to settle in Quetzaltenango. It was there that the business was first established, and it soon spread to Escuintla,...

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Fuentes Georginas

For centuries, hot springs have been revered around the world for their healing powers. A leisurely soak in rich mineral water that bubbles up hot and odorous from deep below softens your skin, unwinds your muscles, and relaxes your mind. And all of us who have ever hoisted a large backpack onto to our...

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Zunil

This small town not far from Xela was founded in 1529. A traditional highland farming community, you’ll find life in Zunil hasn’t changed much over the centuries. The city boasts a beautiful white church with a façade of graceful serpentine columns. The church is the backdrop to Monday’s market, which is held in the...

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Las Fuentes Georginas

For centuries, hot springs have been revered around the world for their healing powers. A leisurely soak in rich mineral water that bubbles up hot and odorous from deep below softens your skin, unwinds your muscles, and relaxes your mind. And all of us who have ever hoisted a large backpack onto to our...

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Primeros Pasos

Improving access to healthcare and education in rural Guatemala. It’s 8:30 in the morning and the benches are full of women waiting and chatting, sharing stories in a mix of K’iche’ and Spanish. Children mingle between them, playing and climbing. In a few minutes, the medical director will walk out of the door to...

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Zunil

This small town not far from Xela was founded in 1529. A traditional highland farming community, you’ll find life in Zunil hasn’t changed much over the centuries. The city boasts a beautiful white church with a façade of graceful serpentine columns. The church is the backdrop to Monday’s market, which is held in the...

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Discovering Guatemala

TOSA La Laguna  This Lake Atitlán retreat and day spa, located on a private nature preserve and gracing the shore of its own pristine lagoon, is a luxurious yet affordable getaway. Take a moment to discovery the tranquility and beauty of TOSA La Laguna for yourself.                ...

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Help a child from Xela get their school supplies!

Fomento para el Desarrollo Integral (“Promoting Comprehensive Development” known by its initials in Spanish as F.D.I.) is an NGO founded in 2007 by a group of young locals and foreigners in Quetzaltenango (Xela). The NGO seeks to promote education in urban and rural areas through various educational and social programs, and to foster a...

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