Collected by Jaimi Boyd
7A Avenida 6-73, Guatemala
When visiting Guatemala City I decided to hire a private guide for the day, vetted through Tours By Locals, and see as much as I could since I only had one day to spend there. The guide took me to the main square where we visited the beautiful...
1a Avenida Norte #12A, 1a Avenida Nte 12A, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
Dressed in traditional Mayan outfits, the muñecas quitapenas, or dolls that take away sorrows, serve as the Guatemalan version of wishing upon a star. These dolls, found in all the markets, offer something for everyone: a little bit of magic, a...
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Discover Guatemala, one of the hidden wonders of the travel world, on this eight-day multi-sport adventure. Encounter a country rich in a diversity of culture, natural beauty, and adventure. Experience an intriguing blend of Mayan culture and...
3a Calle Poniente #5, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
If you're feeling a bit peckish on a Saturday in Antigua Guatemala, do your tastebuds and your eyes a favor and head straight for Cafe de la Fuente. The graceful colonial courtyard setting of the restaurant makes it worth a stop pretty much any...
3a Calle Poniente, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
A woman walks past a door on the streets of downtown Antigua in Guatemala. Antigua is a picturesque colonial town, like many other colonial towns one might see in Central and South America. Old colonial buildings abound, as expected, but the city...
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
This is my friends' Bob & Megan's Super Natural Jugo Cafe in Antigua, Guatemala. They go to the Mayan market everyday to buy the freshest mango, papaya, coconut, zanoria, fresa, banano, mora, and more. I lived off the panqueques de banano - and...
1 Calle Poniente Num 23, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the countries of Central America that I enjoyed the most. I fell in love with the city of Antigua for two reasons: one I love the rustic feel of the city and two the exposure to the indigenous people. If you go to Antigua stay...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tamarindos is a wonderful, high-end restaurant in Guatemala City's Zone 10, with a nice lounge area. We went on a Saturday night, and while it was packed the food was absolutely phenomenal. It is a fusion of traditional Guatemalan ingredients with...
Colonia del Maestro Uno, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Da Francesco Ristorante serves home-style Italian dishes created from fresh, unique Guatemalan ingredients. The dish pictured, Anacates al Ajo, was created from anacates, a wild mushroom from the highlands of Guatemala. While they look similar to...
Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
Wherever you travel, it's always good to locate the nearest bookstore to your hotel. And in Guatemala, you don’t want to be caught without a book: there’s too many plazas and lush patios for you to lack some easily accessible literature at any...
zona 10, 5A Avenida 14-67, Guatemala
Sizzling, juicy steak will keep you coming back to Hacienda Real in Guatemala City. A favorite of tourists and locals alike, this steak house is famous for its tenderloin called "lomito." Giant shrimp or flaky fish grilled and smothered in garlic...
4 Avenida Sur, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
A savory and sweet roller coaster ride. For just $45, the 3.5 hour class included all fresh ingredients, wine and an authentic lesson on how to cook authentic Guatemalan food. Tamales are the heart of Guatemalan cuisine, especially around the...
Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
I was visiting the town of Santiago de Atitalan in Guatemala and went to the town market as part of this visit. It is a large and bustling market, as most markets tend to be, with portions that are both covered and un-covered and above-ground and...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Like arepas in South America and gorditas in Mexico, pupusas are made of corn dough. In Central America, the dry corn for pupusa dough is soaked in an alkaline solution to remove the tough outer skin and preserve the nutrients in the kernels. In...
4a Ave Sur 24A, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Antigua is chockablock full of beautiful and intimate posadas. We stayed at Posada del Angel. The staff is so friendly and willing to take care of your every need. The bathrooms are large and well done. The best part about our stay was breakfast...
1a Avenida Sur 15, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
Having traveled to Antigua many times, I'm always drawn for an afternoon drink to Cafe Sky. The rooftop bar offers panoramic views of the city, as well as the looming and beautiful Volcan Agua. The staff is friendly, food so-so, but the ambience...
5A Avenida, Guatemala
This energetic restaurant facing the south side of Parque Concordia serves authentic Guatemalan food, with chefs at work along one side and orange-aproned waitresses scurrying about. They also have a marimba band on weekends which is not to be...
Mercado Central, Chimaltenango 04001, Guatemala
Mario Rene sells fresh jalapa cheese and quesadillas in In the Mercado Central of Guatemala City. Unlike the typical quesadillas you'd find in America, these are created using cornbread and Zacapa's regional cheese. An unexpected find, this shop...
3A Avenida 10-40, Guatemala 01010, Guatemala
Porcino Pollo specializes in simple chicken dishes that will surprise you. I ordered the breaded chicken with a side of rice, and it came out perfectly. The chicken was crispy and delicately seasoned. Our server was extremely sweet and funny, and...
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