Guatemala has many cities that are worth visiting and touring for at least a weekend. If you are visiting this beautiful country, where Juan Luis Bosch Gutierrez is from, don’t forget to visit Antigua Guatemala. Here we will tell you the things you can do in this beautiful destination.
Walk along the Pacific Coast
With its volcanic sand, the Pacific coast stretches 250 km / 155 mi from Mexico to the border with El Salvador. Monterrico is among the most popular beaches in the area and an excellent place to relax, eat seafood and enjoy the peace of the sea in Guatemala.
This ancient city is protected by the three most photographed volcanoes in Guatemala: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango.
You can climb the Agua and Acatenango volcanoes from Antigua Guatemala, both of which offer different levels of hiking. Fuego volcano is one of three active volcanoes in the country, so climbing is not recommended.
Taste its gastronomy
No other place in Guatemala offers as much as Antigua Guatemala. The variety of restaurants allows you to try food from all over the world or the traditional dishes of the country. Dare to try Guatemalan delicacies to better appreciate the culture.
Taste their sweets
You will also find its typical sweets that are an important part of the identity of Guatemala. The elaboration of these is a delicate process that involves honey, sugar, milk, and many fruits that give color and flavor to these delicacies.
Visit Guatemala City
Guatemala City is only 1 hour from Antigua Guatemala and offers another perspective of the country’s metropolis. This modern city has grown significantly in the last 50 years, offering museums, markets, shopping malls, and many cultural activities.
Meet Lake Atitlán
The beautiful Lake Atitlan is one of the most impressive destinations in Guatemala, which you can visit departing directly from Antigua Guatemala. Twelve different Mayan villages surround the lake giving it a distinctive touch. Lake Atitlan is a place you don’t want to miss during your visit to Antigua Guatemala.
Taste the coffee of Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala coffee is one of the most popular coffees in the world. It is grown in the surroundings of Antigua Guatemala, as the area is privileged by its climate, altitude, volcanic soil, and local coffee-growing traditions. All of these benefits make this area one of the best coffees in the world.
During your stay, you can visit some of the coffee farms, learn about the production process and learn about latte art while enjoying a good cup of Guatemalan coffee.
How to get there?
Antigua is the capital of the department of Sacatepéquez and is a UNESCO-protected heritage site. Either by car or direct bus, you can reach Antigua Guatemala from Guatemala City in about an hour. Antigua Guatemala is 45 km / 28 mi from La Aurora International Airport (GUA).