Cheap Flights to Santiago Sacatepequez

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How much do things cost in Santiago Sacatepequez?
Lettuce USD 0.66
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre USD 552.80
Loaf of white bread USD 1.90
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff USD 0.24
Eggs (12) USD 1.80
Cappuccino USD 2.09
Oranges (1kg) USD 2.16
Taxi start USD 1.28
1 Summer dress in a chain store USD 52.45
Rice (white) USD 1.28
* All price are converted to USD

About Santiago Sacatepequez

Santiago Sacatepequez belongs to the Sacatepequez Department. It is a small municipality where the majority of the people are of Kaqchikel-speaking Mayas.

The best time to visit the city is during the Giant Kite Festival held every November 1. The festival is held to honor the dead during the Day of the Dead. Locals built their giant kites made of colorful papers and other indigenous materials to fly before the day ends. The festival is worth seeing even if it only lasts for a short period of time as the people really have fun in struggling to set their kites airborne and see them fight the strong autumn winds.

If you want to enjoy the festivals, it is best to be at the local cemetery where the kite flying is done. The day starts with people visiting the graves of their departed loved ones wearing colorful clothes and carrying their giant kites. Before the festival, the locals clean and beautify the graves of their dead and cook food to be shared with all the family while in the cemetery. Before the sun sets, the locals gather around and start flying their giant kites amidst the cheering crowd. The last to remain flying up in the skies is awarded as the winner while the most beautiful kite is also awarded.

Many tourist come to this small municipality to watch the Giant Kite Festival. Hotels in Santiago Sacatepequez is fully booked during the festival however, there are alternative accommodations like small Inns and rented small villas that offer the same hospitality and services. You can also save a lot if you book in hotels that are nearby the local cemetery or that provide transport specifically for the festival.

If you really want to save, try to avail the cheap flights to Santiago Sacatepequez. Most of the times, airlines have sale months before the festival so it is best to have an advance booking. If you miss getting cheap flights to Santiago Sacatepequez, you can try to the alternative routes like taking the public bus serving the routes to Santiago Sacatepequez. Most of Guatemala’s cities use the bus as the main public transportation. It is not recommended to drive your car, as most of the routes are of narrow strips of land and cautious driving is a must.

Information about travelling to Santiago Sacatepequez

  • Average temperature for this month in Santiago Sacatepequez
    23 °C
  • Average temperature in winter for Santiago Sacatepequez
    21 °C
  • Average rain for this month in Santiago Sacatepequez
    72 mm
  • Currency exchange rate
    $1.00(GTQ) = USD 0.13(USD)