Collected by Shana Dellas
9 Calle Oriente, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
In the midst of enchanting Antigua Guatemala, La Cuevita de los Urquizu allows you to see, smell, and taste delicious stews steaming in clay pots. An order gets you one stew with your two side dishes for the cost of two typical meals the same size...
1a Avenida Sur, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
"No visit to Antigua is complete without stopping in Cafe No Se!" I was told this several times, by different people, before and throughout my trip to Guatemala. Unfortunately, my itinerary left me with very little time to spend drinking "Illegal...
5a Calle Poniente 2, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
After days spent eating (albeit delicious) dishes of rice, beans, fish and more rice, beans and maybe some chicken, I was craving a good old sandwich. Although I'm often dubious of ANY bagel cafe in ANY other city besides my home of New York City,...
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...
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
A chicken bus is a colloquial English name for the colorful modified and decorated US school bus and transit bus in Guatemala. The word "chicken" refers to the fact that rural Guatemalans occasionally transport live animals on such buses, which...
1a Calle Poniente & 6a Avenida Norte, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
With a façade like a fondant wedding cake, the Iglesia de la Merced in Antigua Guatemala is a baroque fantasy from the mid-18th century. The first time my wife and I went to Antigua, we stayed for a week. Linguistically, it was a reboot for me and...
5a Avenida Norte, Antigua Guatemala 03-001, Guatemala
Few cities in Central America can rival Antigua Guatemala for its setting: a mile high, surrounded by volcanoes, with a spring-like climate all year round. The first time we visited Antigua, we spent a week here, taking intensive Spanish classes...
Santa Inés del Monte Pulciano, Guatemala
No this is not a surrealist painting, its on top of one of Antigua's surrounding hills - El Tenedor del Cerro - which houses a restaurant with a fantastic view, small shops, a market, a birdhouse and even an open air museum and galleries! I spent...
We were driving along the main highway from Panajachel to Antigua, and we stopped when we saw a sign about a local artisan mercado, thinking we might be able to find a few authentic gifts. What we actually found was so much more amazing! Aj Quen...
San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala
On our first trip to Central America, my wife and I had lugged bulky hiking boots with us, just for this--a hike to the top of a volcano. But, as you can see in the photo, my wife is wearing sandals at the summit...huh? Dealing with...
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...
6a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006, Guatemala
The Chichicastenango market is wonderful for many things, not least of all the food. Join the Guatemalans at the long picnic tables and order a portion of fried chicken. Don't be put off by the large vats of oil--that's what makes it so tasty!...
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala
Our trip began in the enchanting city of Antigua Guatemala. One of most beautiful and well preserved colonial cities in all of Central America. With its 3 majestic volcanoes, luxury boutique hotels, internationally inspired cuisine, art galleries...
August 2010 In 2008, we visited our friends who were newly stationed in Guatemala. On that trip, we had a wonderful time in Antigua Guatemala and Tikal, the primary tourist destinations of the country. At times, accommodations were minimal by our...
Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala
No trip to Guatemala is complete without at least a couple days of R&R at one of the best hidden lakeside hotels in the world, Casa Palopo. By the numbers: 7 -- the number of villas the hotel has. 5 -- the amount of stars I'd give this place. 3 --...
Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
Traveling in some of the places we traveled it's always good to have extra blessings. Before any words of blessing were spoken, the Abuelo (uncle) also called Maximon in the center of this photo, was first given a stiff drink and then a cigar, all...
San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala
Lost and wandering through the relaxed lakeside town of San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala, we wander through the basketball courts next to the tiny central park. A bunch of teenagers are wearing hip cloths and headscarves, hitting a rubber ball with...
Barbie has always been such a fashion icon, so it's no surprise that she's branched out into world style. Thanks to a creative genius who envisioned dressing secondhand dolls in colorful local textiles, Barbie has been given a chance to represent...
zona 10, 5 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...
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...
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...
Zona 2 de Mixco, Guatemala
When U.S. school buses are decommissioned, they are reincarnated in Central America and given new life. Repainted and rechristened, they become tropical intercity transport worth taking. For travelers, a journey on one of these is an immersive...
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