Archive for the ‘Parks’ Category


Saturday, May 7th, 2016


In the Center of Xela, The Kiosco.

Things to do in Xela Tip No. 1: Sunday of artisans

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Weekend full of activities by José Moreno

If you’re searching things to do in Xela, I tell you, every first Sunday of the month the artisan markets is open around the Central Park for buy souvenirs, who, normally you find in Panajachel or Antigua Guatemala.

You can walk around of the artisan market and shot some photos, buy souvenirs or eat local meal.

Please fell free to comment.

Extreme photo of the week

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Extreme photo of the week by José Moreno

It was simply incredible to see rollers that was impossible a few years ago become a reality now, now they have a big extreme park for rollers, skate and bike, so if you love that sports, you are welcome.

Please feel free to comment.

Fitness morning

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Fitness morning by José Moreno

I would like to see everybody do some exercising everyday, be better persons.

Plase feel free to comment.

Beatiful statues

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Beatiful statues by Marieke Smulders

Beatiful statues by Marieke Smulders

Xela has hundreds of statues. The one on the photograph is located in front of the Municipal Theater (14 av. z 1). Other locations like the Central Park, the Benito Juarez park, Parque Bolivar. The most important and beautiful ones are located on the Cementery, but many bad people have cut heads and another parts of the statues for sale. You need to take a photo-walk, because in few years time there want be left anymore.

Paco Perez Park Construction

Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Paco Perez Park Construction

Paco Perez Park Construction

Paco Perez Park Construction 1972.

One of the most popular songs in Guatemala and lately sung by many national artists, is “Luna de Xelajú” (the moon of Xelaju – Xelaju is the name for Quetzaltenango), created by Guatemalan composer Paco Pérez (Francisco Paco Pérez) who was born on April 25, 1917, in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Paco Pérez had his great entrance in 1935, in the local theatre of Quetzaltenango.

Later he became famous with the walz “Luna de Xelajú”. Paco Pérez died on October 27, 1951, in an aircrash in El Peten province at the age of 34.


Monday, October 27th, 2014


We don´t have much information on this photograph but probably it is a parade in honor of the 15th of September, independence day. If you have any information, we would like to share it.

Text Translate: Maria van

The 1930’s

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
The 1930's

The 1930’s

In this photograph we can see how “Cerro El Baul” looked like back in the 1930 decade, when the local fair was held there. The indigenous queens were crowned there too. You can also ser the original state of the “Obelisco del Tigre”.  The only means of transportation was wagon pulled by horses or calves.

Leave your bike arround the central park

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Leve your bike arround the central park -Photo by Marieke Smulders-

Leave your bike arround the central park -Photo by Marieke Smulders-

The narrow streets of Xela are welcoming for those who like cycling, it’s a faster way to get around in town and enviroment friendly aswell. You can leave your bikes here and walk around Central Park, where you can find almost everything you want!

Text: Nadia Peláez

Welcome Again to XelaDailyPhoto!

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Pasaje Enriquez - José Moreno Photography

Pasaje Enriquez – José Moreno Photography

Greetings to all of XelaDailyPhoto followers! We are back and ready to publish new photos for all of you!

So let’s start off with this photo of the well known ” Pasaje Enriquez” in the heart of Quetzaltenango. Where you can enjoy a cup of warm coffee or a cold beer with a wonderful view of Cental Park.

We would also like to welcome our translator Nadia Peláez who will now join us in our adventure!

Don’t forget to.visit our blog for updates on events, news and stories and of course our occasional weird tale! Feel free to comment on likes and dislikes. Thank you for your visit! -Jose Moreno

Text translate: Nadia Peláez

Morning in the Central Park

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013


One morning in Central Park, exact time 4:00 a.m.


Monday, September 30th, 2013

Preachers by José Moreno

For the parks, markets, bus terminals, shopping malls, and in almost all luares find “preachers” most sent by churches or doing it for their own.

Por los parques, mercados, terminales de buses, centros comerciales, y en casi todos los luares encuentras “predicadores” la mayoria enviados por iglesías o haciendolo por su propia cuenta.

Hunting doves!

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Hunting doves! by José Moreno

In this place the central park every day we see many happy children running doves.

En este lugar del parque central cada día vemos muchos niños felices corriendo palomas.

A faithful friend

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

A faithful friend by José Moreno

Correct me, not a lot of animals but perhaps this is a boxer dog?

Corrijanme, no se mucho de animales pero ¿quiza este sea un perro boxer?

Xtreme Day

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Xtreme Day by José Moreno

In the skate park all enjoy an extreme day.

En el parque para patinar todos disfrutan de un día extremo.