Flan Antigüeño: A 100% Antigua Guatemala Dessert

Can a dessert be trademarked? In the case of the Flan Antigüeño™, the answer is yes – trademarked only in Central America, but trademarked nonetheless. The “flan Antigüeño” has been around for almost 100 years, as a local dish. It wasn’t until 1981 when it was finally commercialized by Mayra Córdoba, who was at theContinue reading “Flan Antigüeño: A 100% Antigua Guatemala Dessert”

Going Dutch! Patata Frites, Antigua Guatemala

One of the things I enjoy about Antigua Guatemala is the number of eating establishments. Owning a restaurant is one of the most difficult businesses to run successfully here, going by the number of restaurants that open and close every week. It’s a tough balancing act – they need to differentiate themselves enough from theContinue reading “Going Dutch! Patata Frites, Antigua Guatemala”

Hobbitenango Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide

Hobbitenango, near Antigua Guatemala, is one of the most interesting attractions in the area and a popular day trip destination. The restaurant, ecolodge and camping grounds have unmatched views – you’d need to go on a 6-hour volcano hike to get the views you can enjoy from here. In fact, on a clear day, you canContinue reading “Hobbitenango Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide”

Antigua Guatemala Cheap Eats: Rincon Tipico Review

You’ve probably heard that Central America is quite an inexpensive place to vacation and live in. But those of us who have been around Antigua for a while know that this depends very much on where you live and where you shop. Places to eat out are no exception – here, they range from theContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala Cheap Eats: Rincon Tipico Review”

Cerro San Cristobal, Antigua Guatemala Visitors Guide

Restaurant Cerro San Cristobal is a neat place to visit if you want to get away from Antigua Guatemala for a while. It’s a relatively recent attraction in Antigua that opened its doors on October 2014. Cerro San Cristobal doubles as an organic farm and vegetables from its farm are sold at Nim Pot, theContinue reading “Cerro San Cristobal, Antigua Guatemala Visitors Guide”