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3 different ways to celebrate New Year in Guatemala

3 different ways to celebrate New Year in Guatemala

December 1, 2016
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Guatemalan people and tourist from all over the world love to go to Antigua during the New Year celebration because this city has a lot of cultural activities and parties to receive the New Year. 

Guatemalans are Know as good hosts and as people that love to celebrate any time they have an opportunity. New Year is one of the most important festivities in Guatemala.

Therefore, here we have for you, 3 different ways to celebrate New Year in Guatemala

New Year at Panajachel

Panajachel is one of the most visited places by tourists in Guatemala. The incredible views of Lake Atitlan and the amazing volcanoes that surround, make the tourist that visit Panajachel fall in love with the city.

Panajachel it’s also known for having the best parties in Guatemala. At New Year, all the restaurants and the local people organize parties everywhere, so you can choose to go only to one of them of have a party tour where you can meet new people and have a great time.

You can also take a boat and visit one of the small towns such as Santiago, San Pedro la Laguna, Santa Maria Palopo or San Lucas Toliman, which are located around Lake Atitlanand where you can enjoy the different cultural activities that the local people do for this special date.

If you love to do something more relaxing, then you can go to the beach of Lake Atitlan and have some time alone with nature, wait for dawn with friends and enjoy an incredible view of the lake and volcanoes.

New Year at Antigua Guatemala

Would you like to start a new year in a beautiful city filled with structures made on a Baroque style, colonial churches and cobbled streets? Then Antigua it’s the right place to celebrate New Year.

Guatemalan people and tourist from all over the world love to go to Antigua during the New Year celebration because this city has a lot ofcultural activitiesand parties to receive the New Year.

All the people in town get together before midnight at a place known as “Calle del Arco” to receive the new year with fireworks and an amazing atmosphere.

Local people also love to go to the central park in Antigua where they celebrate until dawn. If you stay celebrating on the streets of Antigua at dawn you will have the chance to see one of the most magical views of Guatemala as the sunrises between the three impressive volcanoes that surround the colonial city.

New Year at Guatemala City

If you prefer to stay at the city, different like hotels and restaurants sell packages at a really good price that include different activities such as a dinner, great music and a firework show at midnight.

You can also go to different malls in Guatemala where they also have different activities such as live music, food trucks and firework shows at midnight.

If you want to do something more simple and you have friends or family in Guatemala, you can also organize a reunion with your friends and family at a house, eat a delicious “Tamal” and drink “Ponche”, burn some fireworks and wait for the New Year with the people you love the most.

So as we previously said, Guatemala has a lot of amazing activities to offer where you will be able to see fireworks from landscapes that will take your breath away or enjoy the different exciting activities throughout the country and that will surely provide you the energy you need for New Year.

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