Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala

If you travel to Guatemala, chances are that Antigua Guatemala is on your list of places to visit. There is a good reason why it is one of the top touristic destinations in the county. So let’s start planning all of the Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala.

This is, in my opinion, the last true Colonial City in Central America. It was founded in 1592 and has had to be rebuilt several times due to earthquakes. Antigua was the capital for the whole Central American territory during colonial times.

Locals make hard work at preserving its original beauty. This work paid off when it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It might be a tiny city but it packs a ton of hotels, attractions, restaurants and things to do.

Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala - Hotels, Restaurants and Tours

Our New Climbing Spot – QuboAntigua Climbing Gym

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) QuboAntigua, a new indoor climbing gym that opened just one week ago is our new never-want-to-leave-place. It’s a bouldering gym that is awesome and not huge. They also double as a restaurant … Continue reading

Travel Gear – Travelers Coffee Kit Review

Living in Antigua Guatemala and being a lover of hiking, it is a normal thing to spend Sundays hiking the Acatenango trails with friends. One thing we love to do is start the hike extremely early in the morning, at … Continue reading

Roasting Marshmallows On Pacaya Volcano Leaves You Speechless

Few places in the world truly leave you speechless. Pacaya Volcano is definitely one of those places. And nothing beats sharing a Volcano Hike with your kids and friends. Pacaya Volcano is located about one hour from Antigua, Guatemala and … Continue reading

Night Rider – Taking in the Sights of Antigua, Guatemala on a Bike

Whenever we travel anywhere in the world one of the most important things we do is hop on a bike and check out the place. We have done this from Spain to Biking in Vermont to Florida and so much … Continue reading

A Day for Myself – Self Care Ideas Outdoors with Natural Beauty Products

Living in Antigua, Guatemala is one of the most inspirational places not only with the scenery, but for the people who live here. One of my great friends, founder of Tierra & Lava all natural, organic beauty products, is definitely one … Continue reading

Coming Up with Unique Birthday Party Ideas for Boys is Half the Fun

Each year we celebrate birthdays in three ways: We always do something just the four of us – usually go out to dinner – this is normally gifted by my parents since they don’t live close by to give us … Continue reading

A Night Acatenango Volcano Hike

If you read my last post you know that I have hiked the Acatenango trails and been to its summit more than 15 times. That is because it is gorgeous of course but mainly because it is the closest one … Continue reading

Where to Eat in Guatemala- 6 Restaurant Recommendations

I have lived in Guatemala for many years and have taken the time to explore it. Most of my readers know this so I get tons of emails every day asking for all sorts of tips and recommendations. One of … Continue reading

Dining and Art in the Most Unique Restaurant of Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, in my opinion, is a central hub for restaurants of all sorts of gastronomical experiments.  And, when one lives in Antigua it is easy to experience most of them since the town is so small. And even though there … Continue reading

Fine Dining in a Ruin in Antigua, Guatemala – Photo Essay

Dining in Antigua, Guatemala can be different and unique if you know what to look for. Each year a special night – Noche de Chefs – happens around March. Where over 20 different restaurants offer up their best dishes as … Continue reading

Local Circus in Antigua, Guatemala

Visiting authentic local attractions can be such a fun and different experience. I saw this circus near where my son takes horse back riding classes. So I ran over there to ask what the price was and I was told … Continue reading

Jade Museum in Antigua, Guatemala

Jade is one of the rarest stones in the world. As a matter of fact, there are only two places in the entire world where you can find Jade: China and Guatemala. Antigua, Guatemala is known to have the best … Continue reading

Star Wars Convention in Antigua, Guatemala

Nerds are universal and thanks to them they bring fun conventions to small cities like Antigua, Guatemala. We went to it the first time one year ago, so this was our second time around. Last year when I came, I … Continue reading

A Romantic Getaway for Parents (Sans Kids) in Antigua

What would be the perfect birthday gift to the Papa of my children? How about an escape from Papa duties to enjoy a romantic getaway with the Mama of his children. Without extended family nearby, we aren’t able to go … Continue reading

Horse Back Riding Lessons – Equestrian Style

Living in Guatemala and being an Expat has so many benefits it’s hard to keep track of them all. But one of the top ones by far is my son’s Horse Back Riding Lessons. Horse Back Riding Lessons in Guatemala: I … Continue reading

8 Secrets You’ll Learn During a Chocolate Making Workshop

Instead of material gifts for my birthday, I prefer experiences and memories. So when it was time for my celebration I decided to do a Chocolate making workshop with my boys. Guatemala is famous for it’s chocolate due to the … Continue reading

Perfect Day In Antigua – 5 Must Do’s

Antigua Guatemala is known as one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala. It is a small city with colonial architecture and cobblestoned streets. It was once the capital city of all of Central America and is now the last … Continue reading

About Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

I’m sure that if you are planning a trip to Guatemala you have definitely considered to travel to Antigua Guatemala. This beautiful, tiny colonial city is a place full of surprises. This is especially true when it comes to hotels. … Continue reading

5 Tips to Travel to Antigua on the Cheap

Antigua Guatemala is a small colonial city in Guatemala. It is very popular among travelers because of its beauties. It looks like tike hasn’t passed through its buildings. However as it happens in most major tourist attractions in Guatemala, things … Continue reading

4 Restaurants of Antigua Guatemala for Families

There are many things to do in Antigua Guatemala, it might be a tiny city, but it is filled with a lot of culture & history. It is also a place filled with great restaurants & bars for all tastes … Continue reading