Antigua City Guide
Antigua Location: Western Highlands (1 hour drive from Guatemala City)
Antigua is by far the most popular destination in Guatemala. Visitors from around the world come to Antigua to admire its impressive colonial style architecture. From a colonial architecture standpoint there are few other cities in Latin America that can rival Antigua. In its long and storied history Antigua was a main center of power during Spanish colonial rule.
Situated in the Valle de Panchoy, Antigua is surrounded by three imposing volcanoes; Agua, Acatenango and Fuego. Culturally speaking Antigua is a treasure. The city is host to interesting museums, expensive art galleries, shops, and local markets. In and around the city are numerous small Indian villages which to this day retain many of their historic traditions.
At night you will have many different things to do to keep yourself entertained. Antigua boasts a wide range of restaurants, has great little bars, plus has many different night club options. It truly is a city that has something for everyone.
The climate in Antigua is rather moderate throughout the year. It seems as though the place has just the perfect temperature to keep you comfortable.
Finally, Antigua is a great jumping off point to some of Guatemala’s many interesting sights of interest which range from natural beauty, to famous markets, to ancient Mayan sites such as Tikal.
Make the most of your time study and learning Spanish and enjoy all the beauty Antigua, Guatemala has to offer.
Things To See And Do In The Area
- Visit the various museums in Antigua
- Climb some of the nearby volcanoes
- Visit some of the historic locations in Antigua
- Check out the market in Chichicastenango
- Climb the pyramids at Tikal
- Visit some nearby Indian villages
- AND much more!
Come to Antigua o learn Spanish and explore a cultural, historic, and fascinating area of Guatemala.
Getting To Antigua, Guatemala
You have one main way to arrive.
- Fly into Guatemala City.
- Each day there are numerous international flights arriving into the city
- Antigua is about 45 minutes to 1 hour away by vehicle.
- We can arrange pickup service.
If you have questions about how to arrive into Antigua, Guatemla please do not hesitate to to contact us.