Experience Guatemala

Porta Hotels caters to the adventurous, independent traveler who seeks authentic and unique experiences with every trip. Boasting central locations in Antigua, Guatemala City and Panajachel Sololá, our luxury boutique hotels offer unparalleled access to the top activities, events and festivals in each of these vibrant regions. 

  • Independence Day

    Guatemala gave name to one of the audiences that the Spaniards established in America. The conquest of the country was entrusted by Hernán…
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  • October 20th

    The Guatemalan Revolution of 1944, also known as the October Revolution or October 20, was a civic-military movement that took place in…
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  • May 1st

    Holiday in the country and celebrations at Guatemala City, commemorating the Labor Day

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  • The Day of All Saints

    The Day of All Saints is commemorated throughout the country and many people keep the habit of sharing the "fiambre" with the family, as…
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  • Assumption Day

    The Virgin of the Assumption is the patroness of the City of Guatemala; is celebrated with the busy fair of Jocotenango, in addition to…
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  • Holy Week in Guatemala

    Holy Week in Guatemala is celebrated with processions with religious images of the Passion of Christ, or Marian images, although there…
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  • I Eco Festival Artistico en Panajachel

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  • I Eco Festival Artistico en Panajachel

    29/03/2017
  • Holy Week in Guatemala

    09/04/2017
    Holy Week in Guatemala is celebrated with processions with religious images of the Passion of Christ,…
  • May 1st

    30/04/2017

    Holiday in the country and celebrations at Guatemala City, commemorating the Labor Day

  • Assumption Day

    14/08/2017
    The Virgin of the Assumption is the patroness of the City of Guatemala; is celebrated with the busy…
  • Independence Day

    14/09/2017
    Guatemala gave name to one of the audiences that the Spaniards established in America. The conquest…
  • October 20th

    19/10/2017
    The Guatemalan Revolution of 1944, also known as the October Revolution or October 20, was a civic-military…
  • The Day of All Saints

    31/10/2017
    The Day of All Saints is commemorated throughout the country and many people keep the habit of sharing…
  • I Eco Festival Artistico en Panajachel

    29/03/2017
  • Holy Week in Guatemala

    09/04/2017

    Holy Week in Guatemala is celebrated with processions with religious images of the Passion of Christ, or Marian images, although there are exceptions such as allegorical steps or saints. Most images date back to colonial times and are true works of art.

  • May 1st

    30/04/2017

    Holiday in the country and celebrations at Guatemala City, commemorating the Labor Day

  • Assumption Day

    14/08/2017

    The Virgin of the Assumption is the patroness of the City of Guatemala; is celebrated with the busy fair of Jocotenango, in addition to the Catholic activities organized by the church.

  • Independence Day

    14/09/2017

    Guatemala gave name to one of the audiences that the Spaniards established in America. The conquest of the country was entrusted by Hernán Cortés to Pedro de Alvarado, who soon subdued the territory, and in 1527 was appointed governor and general captain of Guatemala and its provinces. During the colonial period (1523-1821), Guatemala was the capital of the General Captaincy, which covered the present countries of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica and the territory of Chiapas, the captaincy in turn dependent on Viceroyalty of New Spain, (Mexico at present-day).

    Obtaining independence was relatively peaceful. Unlike the other American countries which fought fierce battles to become independent states. Many were the factors that culminated in the independence of the old Captaincy General of Guatemala, but the predominant ones were: the influence of revolutionary ideas of the European Enlightenment, the independence of the United States of America, as well as the neglect of Spain in Central America due to to socio-political changes in the Iberian Peninsula itself.

    In the Act of Independence the foundation of a new regime were established: it was determined that they should be elected by the Provinces, Representatives to form the Congress of the nation, which should correspond to the establishment of the form of government and the formation of the Constitution. It was also determined that the election of Representatives should be made by the same electoral boards that had elected deputies to the courts of Spain, observing the previous laws for the procedure of the election: that the provinces chose representatives on the basis of one deputy for each fifteen thousand inhabitants.

    At present, Independence celebrations include colorful parades of school bands throughout the country.

  • October 20th

    19/10/2017

    The Guatemalan Revolution of 1944, also known as the October Revolution or October 20, was a civic-military movement that took place in Guatemala on October 20, 1944, carried out by military, students and workers, which overthrew the Government of Fact of General Federico Ponce Vaides, gave rise to the first free elections in the country, and inaugurated a period of ten years of modernization of the State for the benefit of working-class majorities. Later historiography has called this period as the "ten years of spring" or the "golden age" of Guatemala, and now October 20 is a national holiday, commemorated as Day of Revolution of 1944.

  • The Day of All Saints

    31/10/2017

    The Day of All Saints is commemorated throughout the country and many people keep the habit of sharing the "fiambre" with the family, as well as visiting cemeteries and depositing flowers in the tombs of relatives who have passed away; however there are wonderful traditions of their own in every part of the country.

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