Day of the Dead in Guatemala

There will be parties all over Guatemala for the Day of the Dead, and they have already started today, Halloween. Officially Day of the Dead — Dia de los Muertos — is celebrated on November 2, but it’s really a three-day event. Look for fiambre, the official food of this important day in the culture of ancient Mesoamerica as well as Mexico and Central America.

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Rainy season is fading fast, and

we’re already seeing the snowbirds return earlier than last year. If planning a trip, be sure to make reservations. Top hotels in San Pedro are Hotel Mikaso, Casa Atitlan and Hotel Fe. In Santa Cruz, we like Hotel Isla Verde.