The Necrotour: A cultural walk through the cemetery of Xela

The Necrotour is a tour through the cemetery, a grand tradition in Europe where it is common for tourists to visit the catacombs. In Guatemala, small steps are being taken and some cemeteries have decided to open their gates to curious people and organize specific routes. In Quetzaltenango, besides its obvious function, some understand that the…

Community Tourism: the way to go?

Coming to Guatemala is helping the local economy, we thank you for that. But think for a moment, do you know the people? Many touristic products bypass the locals, drop tourists off at a certain attraction and bring them back with the tourists avoiding eye contact at all costs. One way to not make your visit…

Calle Santander: the hotspot of Panajachel

If you stay in Panajachel, you’ll soon find that Calle Santander is the real place to be. The street is filled with restaurants waiting for you to taste their variety of meals. It’s also partly a shopping street, with lots of handicrafts and other curiosities. Even Wi-Fi is now provided! Panajachel is a popular destination….

#XelaTop10 – The reasons why you should come

This blog has had a few posts about the lovely city of Quetzaltenango. Now we’re proud to present to you the #XelaTop10! The ten reasons why you should come to this city. See them here.

Where to experience the Holy Week?

The Holy Week (or Semana Santa) is coming fast. We have already been in the forty days before Easter for a while and the atmosphere is visibly growing. Little ceremonies are sporadically taking place around the most important colonial cities of Guatemala and in no time we’ll all be getting goosebumps of the typical suits, music…

Viewing the highly active Santiaguito volcano

These weeks, the Santiaguito volcano has been erupting with lots of force. Smoke from the volcano is often visible from far away and a great way to see it, is going to the viewpoint halfway up the Santa Maria Volcano. It’s an easy hike, accessible for all ages and a perfect choice for families. The…