Kite festival - Guatemala

Every year in Guatemala on November 1st, families flock to cemeteries to paint communal tombs and celebrate those who have passed on by releasing colossal kites into the sky.

November is kite month in Guatemala because the post rainy season temperature brings warm winds apt for launching kites weighing hundreds of pounds into the sky.

The Feria de Barrilete Gigante (Festival of Giant Kites) is celebrated in different ways throughout the country, but Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepequez are the two towns that have mega festivals to honor tradition.

 


Accommodation

Posada del Angel

A colonial inn in Antigua that has hosted a who’s who of royalty and statesmen. Colorful yet graceful décor creates a very exclusive space, and the suites are decked out in luxurious fabrics and bedding. Wood burning fireplaces and period...

El Convento

Cobblestone streets and an 18th century convent lead to this boutique hotel with a strong history. The building dates back to 1558 and was the first two-level building in the city. The all-suite property has decadent touches, such as a...

Casa Encantada

Boutique inns are something that Antigua does very well, and this one is no exception, with its nine rooms, all with four poster beds and Italian linens. There’s a sun deck with a small pool for cooling off. All in...

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