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Old Oct 28th, 2013, 08:22 PM
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Guatemala: travel options on Christmas day

Hey guys! This is our first time to guatemala and we're arriving in guatemala city at around noon on christmas day. And we were planning on heading straight to antigua from there, but since it's christmas, I was wondering what our transportation options are? Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
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Old Oct 28th, 2013, 09:14 PM
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I'm guessing they'll be similar to usual, though it might be worth setting something up ahead to be sure. Here's how getting to Antigua generally works:

You can just walk out of the airport and choose someone who has "Antigua" on a sign; the cost will be $10 per person. You may have to wait a few minutes for the van to fill and a few minutes on the other end if others are dropped at their hotels/destinations in Antigua before you are. Be sure to have your hotel address handy; they'll say they know where it is to get your business but that hasn't always the case for me.

You can hire a taxi on the spot; cost might be $25-35, depending on your negotiating skills (shared, not per person). When I'm arriving at night I have my hotel - http://www.casa-cristina.com - arrange a shuttle for me, $30-35 for up to 3; many hotels will make arrangements for you and Spanish schools will, too. After a long trip it's kind of nice to exit the airport and see my name on a sign.

Here are 2 transportation providers I’ve been pleased with in Guatemala for share shuttles, private transfers, and flight arrangements:
http://www.adrenalinatours.com
http://www.rainbowtravelcenter.com

Happy trails!
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thank you so much! Especially for the links!
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I just returned from Guatemala on Sunday. I found Adrenalina tours to be fantastic. When we first arrived in Guatemala, hour hotel had arranged a taxi from the airport to Antigua. We were charged $50! Adrenalina took us back to the airport from Antigua and charged $10. If you make arrangements in advance, ask for Manual - he was amazing!
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Thanks for posting - glad you enjoyed Adrenalina's service, too.
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