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
I only need to look out at my back garden to see the wonders of nature. My sister, when visiting me one time way back in 2004, planted a small 12″ baby banana tree. The species was actually a “dwarf” […]Read More
The procession starts with a few people in the early evening and along the route, more and more people join until a large crowd is walking together through the streets seeking shelter. People carry lanterns or candles protected by colorful cellophane and sing traditional songs while knocking on doors requesting entrance – much like Mary and Joseph did.Read More
Christmas in Guatemala and in Latin American countries in general is characterized by it’s colorful traditions and flavorful foods and drinks. “Ponche” – fruit punch – in Guatemala is a traditional drink for “Noche Buena” – Christmas Eve – but […]Read More
Hundreds of participants who work at hotels, restaurants and bars come from far and wide to represent their establishment and compete in this 5 kilometer (3 mile) run / fast walk around the cobblestone streets of Antigua, Guatemala. Participants carry a round metal tray with 1 large beer, 1 cola, 1 sealed cup of water and a 20 oz beverage. If any items fall or tip over, they are disqualified.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
Guatemala is located in Central America. Its borders are shared by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. The country covers an area slightly smaller than the state of Tennessee. It’s located in the Central Time Zone. Guatemala […]Read More
The avocado, originating in southern Mexico and Guatemala, is loved for its rich taste and creamy texture and was a treasured crop of the ancient Maya. Even today a person from Antigua Guatemala is called a panza verde, or green […]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