The Good Hotel Antigua

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The Good Hotel Antigua demonstrates how premium hospitality and doing good for the local community can go together.   I am so excited to tell this success story. In 2012 when I first heard about it, Good Hotel Antigua was of those utopian dreams that sounded both totally exciting and practically impossible with its ambitious goals. In September 2016 this […]

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Holy Week Procession Route Maps 2017

Procession route map

CLICK HERE for Procession Route Maps of 5 major Semana Santa (Holy Week) events. Check the legend and pick the route you would like to see. (Mobile device friendly) April 9 Palm Sunday: Procession of Jesús Nazereno (La Reseña), from La Merced Church. Palm Sunday / Domingo de Ramos Leaves at 11am — Returns at 11pm Passes La Antigua Central […]

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Crafting Ceramic Art in Antigua

Crafting Ceramic Art

Another generation creating centuries-old Christmas traditions in La Antigua by crafting ceramic art. The Rodenas family has been well known in La Antigua Guatemala for centuries for making ceramics. Don Francisco Rodenas made loza (ceramic dishes) and added an innovation at that time as he began to make miniature items, including toy figures that were then painted and became popular […]

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Obras Sociales Antigua

Obras Sociales Antigua

A Dream Come True for the Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro Residents. The pilgrimage for resident patients with multiple disabilities from their home at the Hospital del Santo Hermano Pedro in La Antigua Guatemala to Virgen del Socorro—on the road to Santa María de Jesús—was an event celebrated by many with great jubilee on Dec. 3 of 2016!     The […]

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A Contemporary Urban Experience in Antigua

A Contemporary Urban Experience

A Contemporary Urban Experience combining theater, art and dining, comes to El Sitio in La Antigua Guatemala the weekends of Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26. This ambitious undertaking, conceived by Gavin Kern and presented by the Antigua Theater Club and Angeline Events, pairs a performance of the comedy Bakersfield Mist with contemporary art in temporary, pop-up venues. “I hope that […]

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Businesses Helping Micro-Business

Businesses helping micro-business

Over 70 Guatemalan businesses have stepped up to support Fundación Namaste Guatemaya. The annual event fundraiser theme is “Businesses Helping Micro-Businesses” and this year the special night will be on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Casa Convento Concepción (4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua Guatemala) at 6 p.m. This fundraiser has a unique and engaging concept. More than 10 Antigua restaurants […]

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Team Building by BalamBe

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The most important factor in achieving an organization’s goals is if its members can work as an efficient team. BalamBe has improving been team building for the last eight years and now offers workshops in La Antigua Guatemala. Guatemalan founder Axel Alburez has been a serial business entrepreneur for over 30 years, but his true passion is service and being […]

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Fashion Forward Guatemala

Fashion Antigua Guatemala

“Guatemala is a spectacular explosion of color and culture,” says international fashion designer Raúl Briceño. “Since moving here four years ago, this beautiful country and its amazing people have inspired me to pay homage to the rich cultural history by fusing its many unique, traditional Mayan fabrics with modern fashion designs. “It’s exciting to be a part of Guatemala’s rapidly […]

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ART The Hottest New Looks this Summer by Jessica Waters Gordon

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Jessica Waters Gordon has exhibited her work in Sydney, Australia at Tap Gallery, Blank Space Gallery and Global Gallery; her murals are on display as well in Australia and Mexico; and other works were featured in a collective travelling exhibition in Mexico campaigning for non-genetically modified corn. In the last five years, Gordon has been working consistently with two contrasting […]

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TALK: CANI Asociación Casa del Niño

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Tues. (English) TALK CANI Asociación Casa del Niño, a non-profit assoc. working in Jocotenango is dedicated to education and prevention programs aimed at the most vulnerable children and youth in the area. It takes a holistic approach to education by immersing children in art, culture, sports and recreation. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & […]

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Art in Guatemala “Before the Eclipse” by Jaime Permuth

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Recent photographs taken in two fascinating cities: Havana and Beijing. Inauguration of the exhibition, Wed. June 8 from 5-7pm at Galería Panza Verde, La Antigua I grew up in Guatemala during the country’s decades-long civil war and endured arduous years of repressive military dictatorships. Communism was a taboo subject. In particular, Cuba and Nicaragua were seldom discussed. And when they […]

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BENEFIT DINNER to support the work of Unidos Para Los Animales

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Tues. BENEFIT DINNER at Fridas, Antigua’s premier Mexican Restaurant, to support the work of Unidos Para Los Animales: rescue, rehabilitation, adoptions, spay & neuter clinics, children and teen programs for dog & puppy care and training and a lot more Visit UPA on Facebook & website unidosparalosanimales.org Q150 p/p incls. a beverage, a delicious dinner (appetizer, main course and dessert). Team […]

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MAYAN DANCES by Nuevo Amanecer

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Tues. MAYAN DANCES by Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) a local NGO dedicated to assisting indigenous children in San Andres Itzapa by facilitating self-sufficiency through education while preserving and strengthening their cultural identity though language and dances which are currently being lost at an alarming rate. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reservations, tel: 7832-1919. […]

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TALK Mi Escuelita

Guatemala events

Tues. (English) TALK Mi Escuelita provides tuitoring for children from poverty-level families in San Pedro Las Huertas to reduce the number who fail a grade in school. This represents cost and time for parents and some children are not able to continue their education. Find out more about this extra-curricular school founded by a local teacher. Suggested donation Q25, all […]

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Spotlight on Dining — Samsara Tea Lounge & Gallery

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When deciding where to live in Central America any doubt was erased when I arrived in La Antigua Guatemala. Though I’m not saying that discovering a fabulous restaurant in town that features a lot of vegan dishes was a deciding factor, but certainly Samsara played a role. With the slogan “a place to feed your body and mind,” Samsara has […]

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TALK: Cooperativa Tejidos Cotzal

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Tues. (English) TALK Cooperativa Tejidos Cotzal is a group of 42 Maya women from San Juan Cotzal, Quiche who are all passionate weavers. They will share their stories, explain how the cooperative works, including the eco-tours, and also demonstrate their weaving technique and the beautiful products they produce. More info at tejidoscotzal.org Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to […]

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