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Hot Chocolate Guatemalan Maya Recipe

Guatemalan Mayan-style hot chocolate has existed as a traditional energy drink since pre-Spanish colonization. It is still today one of the most traditional and liked drinks in Guatemala, not only by local Guatemalans, but also by foreigners. And the preparation for this recipe is very simple and quick to do.


Loquat Liqueur Recipe

San Juan del Obispo, a few minutes from the city of Antigua Guatemala, is a town also known as "the door to heaven", it is characterized for being a town with a lot of history and for being the center of many loquat fruit plantations on the slopes of the Agua Volcano.


Flower Festival Antigua Guatemala 2022

Antigua Guatemala is once again the host of the Festival of Flowers. It's been six years since this festival for all lovers of nature, local culture and the natural color of Guatemalan flowers. A festival that every year shows growth and interest, not only by local citizens, but also by tourists, merchants and artists alike.


Chile Guaque Guatemala

Chile guaque is a type of hot pepper originating from Guatemala, and it's primarily cultivated in localities of the central highlands and some areas of Sololá Department in Guatemala. These chili peppers are eaten before they're completely ripened, when their color is dark green to black, or in their dried versions, which is the most popular and most known presentation.


Chiltepe Chili Guatemala

The chiltepe is a pepper of the species "Capsicum annum" used throughout Latin America and can be found in practically the entire continent. It is generally harvested in the wild when it is still incompletely ripe, and then dried.


Guatemalan Chili Habanero

This species of chili is found in most of the country, but it is especially cultivated in large quantities in the department of Petén, characterized by its special flavor and aroma, as well as its bell-shaped shape. It is very easy to prepare a sauce with habanero peppers, but you must not forget that it is very, very hot.


Guatemalan Chile Cobanero

This is the very famous seasoning that is used in a large number of dishes in Guatemalan gastronomy and that is produced in most regions of Guatemala. It is a round chili pepper with an intense red color and a relatively intense spiciness.


The types of chili available in Guatemala

If you have visited Guatemala and you like the spicy flavor of our Guatemalan cuisine, then you will like to know more about the main types of chili that originate and are cultivated in the territory of Guatemala.