Agua Volcano Hiking Guide: Antigua Guatemala’s Iconic Landmark

Agua Volcano (known as Volcan de Agua), should get credit for making Antigua Guatemala as gorgeous a town as it is. There are other Spanish colonial towns in Mexico and Central America, but none have the towering backdrop that Antigua does. While I’m not much of a hiker, I knew I’d climb Agua one day,Continue reading “Agua Volcano Hiking Guide: Antigua Guatemala’s Iconic Landmark”

Traditional Christmas Dishes Of Guatemala You Should Try

Every country has their own holiday traditions when it comes to food, and Guatemala is no exception. Here are the Christmas dishes of Guatemala you need to try to make your Guatemalan Christmas experience complete. Tamales Colorados (Red Tamales) Tamales can be had year-round in Guatemala. With over 250 regional varieties, you could spend wellContinue reading “Traditional Christmas Dishes Of Guatemala You Should Try”

San Francisco Church, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide

San Francisco Church is one of the biggest attractions in the city – even Tarzan has paid a visit! But more on that later. For tourists, Iglesia de San Francisco is an opportunity see a restored colonial church. For locals, it’s a place of pilgrimage – they come to pray for miracles at the tombContinue reading “San Francisco Church, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide”

Antigua Guatemala’s Coffee Tours, Teas and Chocolate: A Guide

Antigua Guatemala is very much linked to coffee, both in tradition and culturally. Antigua’s resurgence is due in part to its abundance of fertile volcanic soil, which is suitable for growing coffee beans. Today, you can’t walk half a block without stumbling into yet another coffee shop – great news for coffee-lovers. Even Starbucks hasContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala’s Coffee Tours, Teas and Chocolate: A Guide”

Nance (Yellow Cherries): Guatemalan Fruits

Nances (Yellow Cherries) are one of those polarizing fruits – if you grew up eating it, there’s nothing better in the world than gorging on them. If you’ve never tasted it before, you might be wondering what the fawning in Guatemala for nance is all about. If you’ve never had it before, you might justContinue reading “Nance (Yellow Cherries): Guatemalan Fruits”