The City and Country

Antigua is proudly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage City. It is conveniently located in central Guatemala, making it easy to take short trips to other popular destinations such as Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango, both coasts and Tikal. Antigua is known as the "land of the eternal spring” since the temperature is between 70-75 degrees all year round.

 

It is the number one visited town in all of Central America, offering visitors an abundance of language schools, shops, restaurants, restored ruins, churches, parks, and cafes. Antigua tourism offers daily trips to view the surrounding volcanoes, tours of the city, and excursions to various coffee fincas and nearby ruins. The cobblestone streets and baroque architecture take the visitor back in time.

 

Indian women in their colorful traditional attire offer hand-made jewelry and weavings to those who wish to take home original and interesting Guatemalan handi-crafts. Life in Antigua is a cacophony of color, sound, motion and history. People who visit Antigua are possessed by its charm and often return to re-experience the magic again and again.