Antigua

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  • A Learning Adventure in the Most Spectacular City in Latin America

    Aug 26, 2001 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: spectacularly scenic with volcanos and 16th century spanish architecture
    Cons: hard to leave such a wonderful place

    Summary: Antigua is one of the most fascinating Latin American cities I've ever visited. It's a curious mix of colonial antiquity, rugged natural beauty, and cosmopolitan flair far beyond what you'd expect to find in what is essentially a small backwater ... read more

  • Antigua, Guatemala - Culture, History, Relaxation and Nature!

    Jan 4, 2013 by reginafug is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact city, easily walked about, inexpensive.
    Cons: A few inconveniences such as pick-pockets. It is a relatively safe city.

    Summary: Antigua Guatemala invokes images of conquistadors, catholic missions, and the hope of finding El Dorado somewhere in the nearby mountains.  Well, there you go! Antigua is like stepping into a time-warp, the 1500’s to be exact. ... read more

  • A picturesque town perfect for a long weekend getaway

    Nov 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful architecture and ruins, hand-made crafts, easy to get to, volcanoes in the distance
    Cons: Annoying street vendors, very dark at night, narrow sidewalks

    Summary: I recently spent two nights and one full day in Antigua, Guatemala at the end of a mission trip in the Solola (lower highlands) of Guatemala. Antigua is a beautiful city, full of 16th century Spanish architecture. It is the old capital of Guatemala, ... read more

  • Rustic Charm in Antigua, a step into the past

    Mar 26, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful, lots of good deals, only an hour from Guatemala City
    Cons: none

    Summary: We only visited Antigua for one afternoon while we were waiting for our final papers to take our daughter home. It was a short trip (about an hour) from Guatemala City. We took at cab from the Westin Camino Real (where we were staying) to Antigua. ... read more

  • Antigua - A Perfect Trip

    Jan 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good restaurants, hotels, scenery, attractions, and shopping
    Cons: Traffic, confusing streets

    Summary: I have visited Antigua, Guatemala a few times in the last few years. I will be sharing some general information on the city, as well as some information about hotels, restaurants, markets and shopping, and attractions and scenery. Antigua is a ... read more

  • Hotels in Antigua

    Mar 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Antigua is a great destination
    Cons: Check the hotel carefully before booking

    Summary: Antigua Guatemala Hotel Recommendations I recently returned from 8 days in Guatemala and would like to comment on two hotels. I booked a single room over the Internet at Hotel Camino de Santiago, Calle Santa Ines #1, ... read more

  • Day trip to Antigua

    Dec 16, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: people, market, buildings,
    Cons: Prices

    Summary: I went to Antigua during September. It was a great time to go. The weather was good. We went on market day and the market was beautiful. There were a lot of shops that sold products made of "tipica". The city itself was really great. I ... read more

  • Incredible natural beauty, students' paradise

    Oct 26, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Overwhelming natural beauty, student friendly
    Cons: third world, with third world problems

    Summary: I went to Antigua to brush up on my Spanish for two weeks in the summer of 1998 (June). It was my first trip out of the country, and I have to say I am sure that it was one of the best places I could have gone. The natural beauty is breathtaking, even ... read more

  • Chillin' in Antigua

    Sep 23, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: cool, cheap, beautiful, exotic
    Cons: Might be daunting without a guide

    Summary: I visited Guatemala in September of 1998, and Antigua was the homebase. I was visiting my roommate's high school friend, who was living with a Guatemalan family, doing research for her doctorate. She was an excellent guide--particularly since she knew ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • AMAZING PLACE!!! WILL VISIT AGAIN!

    Aug 13, 2012 by
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    Pros: -safe
    -easy access to the rest of Guatemala
    -culture
    -not too developed


    -calm, peaceful setting
    Cons: -alot of tourists

    Summary: Truly, I felt safer in Guatemala than in America. The highlight of my trip, and my home base, was the enchanting colonial cityof Antigua. Many people call this place home, and many others come here as travelers. You will have no trouble finding english ... read more

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