One thing that constantly surprises me is that tourists come to Xela, expecting for it to be warm and tropical. It’s not. We are in the highlands of Guatemala and in the “winter” (right about now), it gets very cold. Average night time temps can be as low as -10, although right around 0 is the average overnight temperature in late December. Good thing it’s dry season, or we might be seeing more snow in the air than just in this photograph!!
Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.