The Palm Sunday

The palm leaves (palma real or manaca –Orbygnia cohune) are collected in Escuintla, Suchitepequez, and Quetzaltenango and delivered to the vendors, generally women from San Juan Sacatepequez. These industrious women make the arrangements bunches-like adding some purple estaticias (Limonium sp.), red carnations, corozo (Corozo oleifera)flowers, and some other elements like the wheat spikelets carried by the […]

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The Views

Whether you’re driving down the highway or lounging at Zoola’s pool on Lake Atitlan Guatemala has no shortage of striking natural views. My favorite view was from the treehouse of the above-mentioned Earth Lodge, where from my comfortable bed and private patio hammock I enjoyed clear aerial views of Ciudad Viejo, Hocatanengo Village, and the volcanoes of Agua, […]

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Walking Tour

Mercado de Artesanias ( Crafts Market) This market offers a wide variety of functionalas well as decorative crafts from artisans from different villages around Antigua.  The market includes crafts made from materials such as varied textiles and linens,leather, ceramic, wood, jade, stone and glass.  

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