Antigua Travel Guide
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 87%History Buffs
- 85%Local Culture
- 73%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 62%Family Travelers
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- AntiguaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2
Antigua is a nice colonial looking town. I have been to a couple of colonial towns and prefer Cartagena, Colombia to Antigua but overall it's nice. There is tons to do here and you can take a trip to volcanoes and a lot of other day trips. If you are in Guatemala it's a tourist hot spot.Recommended for:
- AntiguaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure Travelers
Yes, it's a tourist trap. But it's also one of the prettiest colonial cities in the Americas. Spanish churches, bougainvillea, amarillo ochre walls and a couple of surrounding volcanoes make Antigua exceedingly picturesque. A good home base if you'd like to study Spanish for a week, or just eat at fabulous restaurants. The bar scene is also one of the best in the country. It's located very near to Guatemala City.Recommended for:
- AntiguaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4
I lived here for three months, studying Spanish and dancing. And I would love to go back. There's almost no better urban planning on the planet than Antigua. The colonial town in laid out in an easy-to-navigate cobblestone grid with a downtown park where everyone meets up to just relax and chat. Cafes, restaurants and open-air shops selling Guatemalan-made wares are everywhere. It can get crowded with American students over the summer, but the off-season provides a bit more elbow room. And the architecture just can't be beat.
- AntiguaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13
Charming colonial city a short trip from Guatemala City. If you spend any time in Guatemala, Antigua is one of those places you should mark down. It is fairly touristy, but for good reason, the town is lovely.
- AntiguaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
Cute town in Guatemala about 1 hour away from Guatemala City. Plenty of different bars and restaurants to please everyone. One of the highlights here is climbing Volcan Pacaya. It's about a 30 min ride from the city and $20 for a group tour.
- AntiguaMember ofLocal CultureAdventure Travelers
At the foot of three volcanoes in the central highlands of Guatemala you'll find a quaint colonial town that the modern age of mass consumerism appears to have missed. A UNESCO World Heritage sight in its entirety, life in Antigua unfolds around the town square much as it has for centuries although the Spanish immersion schools are a new addition a great boost to the local economy.
I always say if I were to 'Study Abroad' in Central America, it would be in Antigua. Stunning town that feels like you are more in Europe than Guatemala, but in a great way. Cobble stone streets, safe, beautiful colonial buildings and great cafes make this town completely unforgettable!
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