Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Any info on Antigua, Guatemala???

Jump to last reply

HELP!!! I'm leaving on June 26th for Antigua, Guatemala for a month. Would love any comments, day trip suggestions or advice from anyone who has been there. Please respond quickly as my time is limited. Thanks so much!!!

  • Report Abuse

    Hi. Yes, I've been to Antigua and just loved it. Its very quaint and cute. Its pretty cold there, so be aware. You're probably going for language school? there are tons of foreigners there, like americans and europeans - that was the only part i didn't like about it. The zocalo (main square) is one of the prettiest i've ever seen. (i live in mexico and am a tour guide so i've seen quite a few). The volcanoes nearby are quite spectacular but should be climbed with care (like a guide) because lots of tourists are ripped off while out alone climbing the volcanoes. The greatest thing nearby is Lake Atitlan , which is incredibly gorgeous. Also, the ruins at Tikal are not to be missed, but are rather hard to travel to. There are many cute little hotels and posadas to stay in - some are not even advertised anywhere, so you just have to go to one place and then ask them for another place to go and see. Its a great town! for dinner you can eat home cooked food that indian women bring to the zocalo and sell. There are always crowds standing around eating food in the evenings and its super cheap. Hope you have a great time! If you're ever thinking of going to Mexico, Oaxaca is the best place ever!

2 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Beware of sea lice!
  2. 2 Ho, Ho, Oaxaca
  3. 3 Departure tax
  4. 4 questions on a few Nicaragua logistics
  5. 5 Zipline at Arenal or Monteverde
  6. 6 Activities in Tamarindo, Guanacaste
  7. 7 Looking for Info on Coba Schools
  8. 8 HELP! Need a Guide for a Day in Managua
  9. 9 Guatemala suggested itinery/transport/etc
  10. 10 Costa Rica first timers
  11. 11 Bringing snacks into Mexico
  12. 12 Costa Rica: Drive from Arenal to Guanacaste via Monteverde
  13. 13 MEX to Polanco hotel? Taxi?
  14. 14 Spanish School in Tulum, Mexico
  15. 15 OAXACA markets….question or two..guide?
  16. 16 think twice before using expedia
  17. 17 Meztli Spanish School in Tulum, Mexico
  18. 18 best places in Baja
  19. 19 Beachfront in Tulum
  20. 20 Belize, first time
  21. 21 las palapas/mahekal???? Looking for quiet AI in Mexico???
  22. 22 How far a drive from Playa Grande to Riu Palace?
  23. 23 Catamaran Sailing in Costa Rica & Questions Answered
  24. 24 Costa Rica with young kids
  25. 25 10 Days in Central America. Where should I go?
View next 25 » Back to the top