It’s not hard to find things to do to spend a day enjoying one of Guatemala’s most visited cities: Antigua.
Thanks to its picturesque streets, history, food and the wide variety of entertainment that can be found there, locals and visitors alike can take advantage of all that this colonial city has to offer.
The best part is that, from the moment you enter, the activities in Antigua Guatemala are plentiful. That’s why sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do. Read on and discover the guide proposed by the guatemalan juan luis bosch gutierrez with novel plans and get out of the routine in this city.
1. Its varied museums
If you are passionate about history or if you want to learn more about some of the country’s most famous exports, visiting museums is one of the activities in Antigua Guatemala that you can’t miss.
If you are intrigued by typical textiles and want to learn about their history, there is a museum dedicated to ancient weaving to discover all about this incredible Guatemalan handicraft.
If you are interested in learning about the city in colonial times, you will have to visit El Museo de Santiago, famous for its collection of antique weapons.
2. Visit the places with the best views
Its terraces invite you to fall in love with the breathtaking views Antigua Guatemala has to offer and explore every corner of the city.
Whether you visit one of its ruins, such as Las Capuchinas or El Convento de Santa Clara, seeing the city from above will make you feel as if you are visiting the city for the first time.
Many of its downtown restaurants and bars also offer outdoor terraces for you to relax in the company of Antigua’s sunsets and pleasant weather.
If you decide to take this plan to another level (literally), Cerro de La Cruz should be on your list of places to visit in Antigua Guatemala. Here you will be amazed by the panoramic views you will have of the city.
3. Outdoor Activities
If you are a fan of outdoor activities, you are sure to find something to do in Antigua Guatemala.
If you and your friends want to escape the stress of routine and really relax, a picnic at the ruins of La Recolección may be the perfect plan.
But if you enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities, there are several ecological parks outside of Antigua, Guatemala with canopy and giant swings that are also incredible. Need we say more to convince you?
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4. Artisan dessert tour for foodies.
Desserts. Artisanal. If these two words caught your attention, there are so many restaurants and exclusive sales of typical sweets and desserts accompanied by antique coffee that will make your mouth water.
Walk around Parque Central or along the streets of Arco de Santa Catalina to find some of the best coffee shops and ice cream vendors in town.
Also, don’t forget to stop by the Mercado de Artesanías El Carmen to sample some of Guatemala’s truly handcrafted sweets. Believe us, each one is better than the other.