Head north of La Antigua Guatemala and, after a few minutes, you’ll eventually get to Pastores. Truth be told, there isn’t a whole lot to do in this sleepy town, yet it still draws hundreds of locals and tourists alike because of its handmade leather products. Its main street is lined up with stores and workshops with boots of all sizes, shapes and colours. Some of them advertise other products such as belts or hats, but everyone knows that footwear is the town’s main attraction.
Lorenzo de los Santos and Jorge Sánchez cut leather in their shop in Pastores. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite