semana santa in antigua

Semana Santa in Antigua

Guatemala is roughly 50% Catholic, a huge chunk of them living in and around Antigua. As such, Semana Santa (Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter) here is no laughing matter. Throughout the 40 days of Lent, shining purple banners hang from the city’s buildings and cacophonous...
accommodations

Accommodations in Guatemala

Accommodations in Guatemala span from the lowly autohotel to the most expensive 5-star resort. On the low end of the spectrum are the drive-in motels used by Guatemalans for romantic getaways with their secret lovers. On the high end are exquisitely decorated luxury resorts with...
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...
best time to visit guatemala

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...