Cultural Activities

JUNE 22, 2:30PM – 5:00PM

Open to all LAMITE participants. Please choose from the following options and sign up at the Hospitality Desk. Sign up as soon as possible as these will fill up fast on a first come, first served basis. 

TOUR 1: LA CASA DEL RON / LA CASA DEL JADE

La Casa del Ron welcomes you to the world of Zacapa Rum, where time is not only a key ingredient – it’s where the magic begins. They take the time to carefully select the best sugar cane and extract its juice through one single pressing, concentrating it to obtain our virgin sugar cane honey through a slow fermentation process. During this process the characteristics of an exceptional rum are revealed – the final character is defined upon distillation.

At 2,300 meters above sea level – above the clouds – the Sistema Solera system is used to age our rums. Time creates its master piece engraving its trace on the world’s most exquisite rum. Simply experiencing its aromas allows us to declare that time certainly is the greatest expert. The complex, generous and balanced flavor of Zacapa Rum, with its delicate yet dense aftertaste, has earned Zacapa Rum worldwide recognition.

La Casa del Jade: A profound respect for yesterday and today’s culture prevails; that is why they have undertaken the task of building and restoring a colonial monument in order to preserve and highlight the artistic manifestations that, due to their relevance, deserve to be called true works of art.

La Casa del Jade Museum and jewelry factory. Mesoamerican Jade Museum La Casa del Jade exhibits 70 different pieces that tell the story of the four main Mesoamerican cultures; Mokaya, Olmec, Maya and Aztec. It holds original pieces, as well as perfectly sculpted replicas made by talented local artisans, that will take you for a journey through our history. During the visit to the museum, guests will be guided through a fascinating journey in time, where you will learn the historical value of what our ancestors knew as “The stone of eternal life “

TOUR 2: CASA DEL JADE / CASA SANTO DOMINGO

In its earliest days, Casa Santo Domingo was the bastion of one of the grandest convents of America: a sanctuary that sheltered the followers of the order of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. Today, the hotel stands as an important monument, housing and preserving the treasures from the baroque era of ancestral America. Each
corner of this house, each stone, each image and each piece that composes this hotel museum is a chapter in history.

La Casa del Jade: A profound respect for yesterday and today’s culture prevails; that is why they have undertaken the task of building and restoring a colonial monument in order to preserve and highlight the artistic manifestations that, due to their relevance, deserve to be called true works of art. La Casa del Jade Museum and jewelry factory. Mesoamerican Jade Museum La Casa del Jade exhibits 70 different pieces that tell the story of the four main Mesoamerican cultures; Mokaya, Olmec, Maya and Aztec. It holds original pieces, as well as perfectly sculpted replicas made by talented local artisans, that will take you for a journey through our history.

During the visit to the museum, guests will be guided through a fascinating journey in time, where you will learn the historical value of what our ancestors knew as “The stone of eternal life “

TOUR 3: CENTRO CULTURAL LA AZOTEA

Casa K’ojom, Mayan Music Museum: a collection of Mayan musicial instruments artifacts, costumes and naif paintings are exhibited in three halls: Pre-Hispanic Maya, Living Maya and Cofradia of Maximon. An audio-visual show will carry you through the rituals and dreamy landscapes of the Maya world accompanied by the
sounds of their magical music.

Rincon de Sacatepéquez Museum: The life Styles and colorful costumes of the people living in villages around La Antigua Guatemala are displayed here in dioramas, showin kite flying, weaving, tortilla making, typical shops and market and a newly wed couple leaving the village church.

Coffee Museum:
Exhibits and dioramas introduce you to the history of coffee and explain the growing and processing of the Golden vean. Walk through a working mil built in 1883 and operated by a water wheel. A video show completes your visit.