Easter / “Semana Santa” in Antigua, Guatemala is a unique cultural and religious event. Thousands of people come from all over the world to experience some of the festivities, which begin at Ash Wednesday and continue through Easter Sunday.
Processions leave from various churches and wind their way though Antigua while residents and guests create carpets / “alfombras” made from colored sawdust, flower petals, and a variety of other creative items. Each one is unique and prepared especially for the procession to walk over as they carry the Christ figure overhead.
Hotels are book on the weekends and for the actual “Semana Santa”, reservations must be made months in advance. Truly a spectacular experience !Read More
From Antigua Guatemala‘s Chief Meteorologist our daily weather forecast and updates for Antigua Guatemala. Looking out my window here in Antigua, Guatemala, we have just started our rainy season (Mid May to Mid Oct +/-). The name “rainy season” implies […]Read More
GuatemalaReservations.com is a full service (internet / email based) travel agency and tour operator located in Antigua, Guatemala. (This app should work on all devices) http://appcat.com/guatemalareservations/ I am Nancy Hoffman and I have lived in the Antigua, Guatemala area […]Read More
Yolkobsens, settled as we are in the waning days of Antigua Guatemala’s rainy season, attend with interest the animated discourse on the proposal to put a casino complex in downtown Toronto. How can this be happening in “Toronto the Good?” […]Read More
How Antigua Guatemala became my home – Part 5 – Searching for the “perfect” Spanish language school in Antigua, Guatemala Nancy Hoffman Nancy@GuatemalaReservations.com Spanish schools in Antigua, Guatemala generally have 2 sessions from Monday through Friday – the morning session […]Read More
Just back from a nice walk to the local Antigua Guatemala “mercado”. You can buy anything at the mercado, from hardware to clothes to cosmetics to housewares and everything in between. The best part for me is the fresh fuit […]Read More
How Antigua Guatemala became my home – Part 4 – ordering breakfast and learning about Antigua Guatemala ! As I entered Dona Luisa, I walked through the short thin corridor, passing the adjoining bakery. As it was early morning, the […]Read More
How Antigua Guatemala became my home – Part 3 My first hours in Antigua, Guatemala; looking for breakfast ! By 7:00am, I had booked myself into one of the first hotels I saw (and overpaid), dropping my 2 bags and […]Read More
I am Nancy Hoffman and I moved to Antigua, Guatemala from the USA in 1996. In 1997, I started working in travel and tourism as a result of my frustration being a foreigner and not being able to communicate effectively where […]Read More
On September 30th 1996, I took the “red eye” from Denver to Guatemala City (via Los Angeles). On October 1st, 1996, I arrived at the international airport in Guatemala City at 6:00am. Not knowing any Spanish (or anything else about […]Read More
I have been living in Antigua, Guatemala for 16+ years and the first questions folks ask is “why” ? or “how did you end up in Guatemala?”. Well, I remember my first few minutes, hours, weeks and months quite vividly, […]Read More
Quick Antigua Q&A tips and info Safety — We have read about the safety issues — do you have any suggestions? Is it safe to walk out to dinner in the evening? Should we eat dinner in? Places to avoid? Antigua […]Read More