Pitaya is the fruit of a cactus. Pitayas are easily found in Guatemala all year round in the farmer market and. They are grown in the eastern part of the country particularly in Zacapa, Jutiapa and Chiquimula.
The outside of the pitaya is rubbery and the inside is very much like a kiwi, but a vivid fuscia. The word pitaya is commonly used to describe that color.