Most of activities within walking distance from Casa Encantada

Casa Encantada will be your base to explore the entire country

Our privileged location allows our guest to move within walking distance from parades to concerts and more.

  • Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday and Sunday the Indians gather at the main plaza to sell their wares. But every December the celebrations…
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  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited and decorated in memory of loved ones. It is a union of ancient pagan beliefs and of the Catholic…
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  • Santiago Apóstol

    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events throughout Antigua include cultural and spiritual celebrations.

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  • Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate in this beautiful ceremony. It takes place on one of the most important hills of the colonial city.…
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  • Holy Week

    This is the most impressive time to visit the city and admire the Catholic fervor of the entire country, reflected in processions, vigils and carpets made of different materials, from sawdust and flowers…
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  • Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2016
    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate…
  • Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2016
    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events…
  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    30/10/2016
    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited…
  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2016
    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited…
  • Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2016
    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday…
  • Holy Week

    09/04/2017
    This is the most impressive time to visit the city and admire the Catholic fervor of the entire country,…
  • Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2017
    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate…
  • Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2017
    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events…
  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2017
    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited…
  • Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2017
    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday…
  • Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2016

    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate in this beautiful ceremony. It takes place on one of the most important hills of the colonial city.

  • Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2016

    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events throughout Antigua include cultural and spiritual celebrations.

  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    30/10/2016

    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited and decorated in memory of loved ones. It is a union of ancient pagan beliefs and of the Catholic traditions brought over by the Spaniards in the XVI and XVII centuries. On this day two major celebrations take place "the horse races in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango," and the flying of giant kites in Santiago Sacatepéquez. The village of Santiago Sacatepéquez is of Cakchiquel origin, and is located 30 Km from La Antigua Guatemala. From the early morning hours, the people in this village gather in the narrow streets and begin their procession to the local cemetery. Once there, they take part in one of the most colorful traditions of Guatemala, flying giant kites to communicate with their loved ones who have passed away. The celebration takes place in the local cemetery, and it ends with a sumptuous lunch and a traditional dish called "fiambre." The giant kites are around 2 meters in diameter, and have small messages tied to their tails in which the villagers let their dead know how they are doing and ask God for special favors. The celebration in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango, takes another perspective. This isolated village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains is of Man origin, and the Indians celebrate this day by racing horses and eating the most traditional dishes peculiar to that day. The oldest Indians tell us that the traditional meal of this day begins with a prayer and then a black tamale is eaten.

  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2016

    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited and decorated in memory of loved ones. It is a union of ancient pagan beliefs and of the Catholic traditions brought over by the Spaniards in the XVI and XVII centuries. On this day two major celebrations take place "the horse races in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango," and the flying of giant kites in Santiago Sacatepéquez. The village of Santiago Sacatepéquez is of Cakchiquel origin, and is located 30 Km from La Antigua Guatemala. From the early morning hours, the people in this village gather in the narrow streets and begin their procession to the local cemetery. Once there, they take part in one of the most colorful traditions of Guatemala, flying giant kites to communicate with their loved ones who have passed away. The celebration takes place in the local cemetery, and it ends with a sumptuous lunch and a traditional dish called "fiambre." The giant kites are around 2 meters in diameter, and have small messages tied to their tails in which the villagers let their dead know how they are doing and ask God for special favors. The celebration in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango, takes another perspective. This isolated village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains is of Man origin, and the Indians celebrate this day by racing horses and eating the most traditional dishes peculiar to that day. The oldest Indians tell us that the traditional meal of this day begins with a prayer and then a black tamale is eaten.

  • Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2016

    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday and Sunday the Indians gather at the main plaza to sell their wares. But every December the celebrations in this Quiche village take on even greater proportions. Come and admire the rare change of Cofradias and how the Indians commemorate their mythological gods and the Christian god. Admire the Palo Volador, in which the Indians fly around a high pole in the central plaza, suspended by nothing more than a rope. We invite you to come and celebrate these festivities.

  • Holy Week

    09/04/2017

    This is the most impressive time to visit the city and admire the Catholic fervor of the entire country, reflected in processions, vigils and carpets made of different materials, from sawdust and flowers to recycled materials. Semana Santa, or Easter week in Guatemala is one of the most colorful times to visit the country and to admire the religious and folkloric traditions on display in different regions of Guatemala. The best place to be during Holy Week is La Antigua Guatemala. Other villages with colorful folk traditions are Huehuetenango and Totonicapán, in which the passion of Christ is reenacted live by a regional council of Indians who restage the events that happened on Holy Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Holy Week in Guatemala represents a conjunction of Catholic beliefs and of pagan Indian rites in the more picturesque regions of our highlands. We invite you to come and admire our beautiful processions and colored sawdust carpets. We recommend arriving in Guatemala the Friday before Holy Wednesday and to stay for at least one week after Easter Sunday to have time to visit the major archaeological sites in the Petén area (you can also take an extension to visit the beaches in Belize). Please be aware that groups stay at a single village. And, since only full-week packages are available, all-day excursions are scheduled to the major villages of interest, such as Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlán, etc.

  • Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2017

    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate in this beautiful ceremony. It takes place on one of the most important hills of the colonial city.

  • Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2017

    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events throughout Antigua include cultural and spiritual celebrations.

  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2017

    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited and decorated in memory of loved ones. It is a union of ancient pagan beliefs and of the Catholic traditions brought over by the Spaniards in the XVI and XVII centuries. On this day two major celebrations take place "the horse races in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango," and the flying of giant kites in Santiago Sacatepéquez. The village of Santiago Sacatepéquez is of Cakchiquel origin, and is located 30 Km from La Antigua Guatemala. From the early morning hours, the people in this village gather in the narrow streets and begin their procession to the local cemetery. Once there, they take part in one of the most colorful traditions of Guatemala, flying giant kites to communicate with their loved ones who have passed away. The celebration takes place in the local cemetery, and it ends with a sumptuous lunch and a traditional dish called "fiambre." The giant kites are around 2 meters in diameter, and have small messages tied to their tails in which the villagers let their dead know how they are doing and ask God for special favors. The celebration in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango, takes another perspective. This isolated village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains is of Man origin, and the Indians celebrate this day by racing horses and eating the most traditional dishes peculiar to that day. The oldest Indians tell us that the traditional meal of this day begins with a prayer and then a black tamale is eaten.

  • Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2017

    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday and Sunday the Indians gather at the main plaza to sell their wares. But every December the celebrations in this Quiche village take on even greater proportions. Come and admire the rare change of Cofradias and how the Indians commemorate their mythological gods and the Christian god. Admire the Palo Volador, in which the Indians fly around a high pole in the central plaza, suspended by nothing more than a rope. We invite you to come and celebrate these festivities.