Guatemala

Tips and Articles in Guatemala

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.95 2. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.40 3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.07 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi 97.50 5. Milestone Hotel, London 97.39 6. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbo...
Trekking, Walking, and Biking Alpine Ascents Adrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that tackle the world’s tallest peaks, including less extreme itineraries such as a seven-day hike up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. 206/378-1927. T+L Trip Pick...
See the slideshow of the Most Romantic Caribbean Sunsets. The Caribbean islands are famous for their sunshine—and rightly so. Is there anything more daydream-worthy, more symbolic of languor and ease, than those ubiquitous images of sugary white ...
It was a Friday night in early November in Antigua, Guatemala, and the leafy Parque Central of this former Spanish colonial city was packed with indigenous Mayans, locals of Spanish or mixed descent, and the kind of good-natured young gringos you ...
Split your travel time between volunteerism and sightseeing with Hands Up Holidays’ "Mayans & Mountains" adventure, during which you might build a home for a local family or plant seedlings to help restore logged forests. The group will explore Ti...
Richard Hansen has just scrambled to the top of Monos Pyramid and roosted on a bit of scree overlooking the buried Mayan city of El Mirador when the howler monkeys begin roaring. Halting in mid-sentence, he cups his hands over his mouth and return...
Finally, guidebooks that take eco-tourism seriously. John Muir Publications debuts its new Adventures in Nature series this month with guides on Belize and Guatemala ($18.95 each). The books are as indispensable for first-time visitors as they are...
Feasting on Crete What a joy it was to read Anya von Bremzen's article [Food, September] on the tavernas of Crete. It brought back a vivid memory. Nine years ago, after a long ride from Herákleion to Mátala, I dismounted from a rented motorbike ...
OCCUPATIONS Actors (the Oscar-winning Swank just completed filming Iron-Jawed Angels, an HBO movie about the women's suffrage movement); director (Lowe has been behind the camera for an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and, this month,...
Dapper hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray is spearheading a design coup in the Caribbean. Set on an isolated beach within an untamed Antigua rain forest, his new 88-room Carlisle Bay hotel has the same flawless details and service that made his One Ald...
On your next trip to the Caribbean, pack your best whites: croquet is back. At Turks and Caicos' Somerset on Grace Bay (649/946-5900; www.thesomerset.com; doubles from $285), the 82-foot grass course, opening in October, will have a pro staff to c...
South Africa Nando’s PeriPeri Sauce A freshening dose of lemon focuses the earthy bird’seye peppers in an allpurpose sauce made from native African chiles. 888/6252657; nandosusa.com; 4.7 oz. $3.79. Antigua Susie’s Original Hot Sauce Artisana...
See our slideshow of Great Humanitarian Trips Around the World. When Tim Donahue recalls traveling in India, where he volunteered in medical camps among poor Rajasthani villagers in 2005 and 2006, lots of fond memories come flooding back. Like th...