Category: Guatemala

Find where you can eat, stay and play in Guatemala.

Guatemala Beaches – Surfing Paradise

Last year my youngest son’s great friend had a birthday party at El Paredon, one of Guatemala Beaches. It was a surf party, which is what El Paredon area is known for, and since then we have been hooked. When … Continue reading

Coming Up with Unique Birthday Party Ideas for Boys is Half the Fun

Each year we celebrate birthdays in three ways: We always do something just the four of us – usually go out to dinner – this is normally gifted by my parents since they don’t live close by to give us … Continue reading

Lush Hotel – A True Artistic, Boutique Hotel in San Marcos, Lake Atitlan – Guatemala

Imagine tiny foot paths surrounded by tropical plants, small shops and friendly locals. This is San Marcos, a tiny village located on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world – Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. However, what makes this … Continue reading

Guatemala Travel – Weekend at Lachua Lagoon – The Mirror of the Skies

I normally prefer to go on trips that will take me for a close encounter with nature that can also provide some king of physical challenge. But there are a few times when all I want is to relax and … Continue reading

A Night Acatenango Volcano Hike

If you read my last post you know that I have hiked the Acatenango trails and been to its summit more than 15 times. That is because it is gorgeous of course but mainly because it is the closest one … Continue reading

Insider’s Guide to Adventure Travel in Guatemala

Now that I have been around the touristic industry in Guatemala I noticed that most travelers seem to think that the country is all about Antigua, Tikal, Atitlan and Pacaya Volcano, some also go to Lanquin and Semuc Champey which … Continue reading

Living in Guatemala – School for Athletes in Antigua Guatemala – It is Free!

Working out is one of the activities I have enjoyed for a long time. It makes me feel great. Bue even like that I never took it as a serious thing. I simply enjoyed my time at the gym at … Continue reading

The Adventure that Never Was – My First Time Mountaineering in Mexico

Hiking mountains and volcanoes all over Guatemala is my favorite thing to do. I have also had the chance to go to El salvador to go for a hike to three of its most Iconic summits. This is a hobby … Continue reading

Monterrico Beach – Finding an Ideal Beach House Rental

Beaches and Guatemala can be a bit of a complexity for me. Now that I’m traveling with my family, and have become addicted to vacation rentals, finding the right one is not all that easy. My Prerequisites for a Beach … Continue reading

Review of the Base Camp Hoodie Base Layer by Woolx

I love being outdoors, trekking and mountaineering. Nature gives me peace and having a good set of friends to do it with makes it all better. Luckily I have endless options in my country.  There is always something new and … Continue reading

Where to Eat in Guatemala- 6 Restaurant Recommendations

I have lived in Guatemala for many years and have taken the time to explore it. Most of my readers know this so I get tons of emails every day asking for all sorts of tips and recommendations. One of … Continue reading

Hotel San Carlos – Elegance and Convenience – Guatemala City

Every time my family and I go the US Embassy in Guatemala City we pass this gorgeous European style house. After several trips, I finally had a chance to find out what the place was all about it and it turns … Continue reading

Romantic Escape to La Inmaculada Hotel in Guatemala City

Believe it or not, even though living in Antigua, Guatemala sounds romantic it’s similar to everywhere else you live. It becomes commonplace and after a while it’s great to get away for the weekend. And an even bigger treat when … Continue reading

Working Farm Holidays – La Ruta del Yalu in Guatemala

Going fishing for trout was a huge attraction when we lived in Costa Rica. We used to take our oldest boy all the time. You can catch your fish and then have the restaurant make it to your liking, usually … Continue reading

Luxury Camping, Nature Fun Just Minutes from Guatemala City

The one thing my oldest son keeps asking me over and over again is to camp. This may sound like an easy thing to do, but when you’re living in Guatemala safety and amenities are a huge component to good … Continue reading

Paredon Surf House in Guatemala – A Great Escape

Getting away to beaches in Guatemala can be quite challenging. Most of them have too high of a riptide to enjoy. However, even though Guatemala isn’t really known for the swimming beaches, it is, surprisingly, known for surfing. Crazy, right? Well, that’s … Continue reading

Real Homemade Italian Cooking – La Fattoria Restaurant, Guatemala City

When I was in high school I had a really close friend who was old school Italian. When I say Old School, I mean her parents were off the boat with all the old traditions in tact. Her mother reminded … Continue reading

Dining and Art in the Most Unique Restaurant of Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, in my opinion, is a central hub for restaurants of all sorts of gastronomical experiments.  And, when one lives in Antigua it is easy to experience most of them since the town is so small. And even though there … Continue reading

Things to Do In Guatemala City – Family Staycation

So what’s a staycation? To me it means either doing a small vacation like trip (either day trip or multi-day trip) that is super close to home. And that is exactly what we did! Our chosen location, one least thought … Continue reading

Where to Stay in Guatemala City – Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

Living in Antigua it is virtually impossible not to hear about Tikal Futura Mall. We’ve been there several times to go bowling and do a bit of shopping. Visiting the mall I’ve seen signs to Grand Tikal Futura Hotel, but … Continue reading

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