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Sumpango Giant Kite Festival

Every year, on November 1st, el Día de Todos Santos (All-Saints Day), a festival is held in the town of Sumpango, Sacatepéquez, located between San Lucas Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango on the Pan-merican highway. People from all over the Guatemala, in addition to countries around...
guatemalan holidays

Guatemalan Holidays

Guatemalan holidays are no laughing matter. Fun-loving chapines can be found celebrating something just about every week of the year. The following is a list of must-see celebrations and when they occur so that you can plan your trip to take part in the fun. Semana Santa (Holy...
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Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Deep in the department of Huehuetenango lies the intensely traditional town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, a fascinating place for visitors interested in indigenous Mayan culture. The road to Todos Santos from Huehuetenango proper climbs steadily until a tiny community called La...
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Best Time to Visit Guatemala

When is the best time to visit Guatemala? There really is no best time to visit Guatemala, but it can be helpful to take the weather into consideration when planning your trip. The rainy season runs from May until the end of October, with a brief respite called the canícula in...