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

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 booking rooms for spring break
  2. 2 Suze: Can you tell me about your trips to Puerta Vallarta?
  3. 3 Wanna be Expats!!! Can we move to Mexico sooner? Work? Elsewhere?
  4. 4 Costa Rica questions
  5. 5 Trip Report 5th Trip CR with Teenagers-Bosque Del Cabo and Iguana Lodge June '14
  6. 6 3 extra hours in Mexico City airport, any shopping malls nearby?
  7. 7 Car Rental in Costa Rica
  8. 8 Playa Del Carmen Day Tours
  9. 9 Uvita during green/rainy season - should we go??
  10. 10 Riu Santa Fe vs Palace
  11. 11 Guatemala customs question
  12. 12 Jaco to Montezuma ferry- has anyone taken it??
  13. 13 30 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cozumel (in pictures)
  14. 14 Trying to decide between Hawaii or Mexico for family trip
  15. 15 Costa Rica: Mal Pais or Manuel Antonio?
  16. 16 Mextrotter
  17. 17 CAR RENTAL 4WD COSTA RICA
  18. 18 carniva cruise key west and cozumel in august 2014
  19. 19 How to Reach Cancun Tourists
  20. 20 Costa Rica Osa Questions
  21. 21 Trip Report Back from Bosque del Cabo
  22. 22 costa rica
  23. 23 Costa Rica during Easter week?
  24. 24 Car rental Cancun
  25. 25 Three week backpacking adventure with kids….
View next 25 » Back to the top