Departamento de Sacatepéquez Travel Guide

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Antigua Guatemala

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San Antonio Aguas Calientes

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Santiago Sacatepéquez

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Sumpango

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San Miguel Dueñas

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San Juan del Obispo

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Santa María de Jesùs

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Santo Tomás Milpas Altas

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Antigua Guatemala

  • Pacaya Volcano

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antigua Guatemala Things to Do

    The village near Pacaya Volcano is very poor - there is not even a grocery store. There are many wonderful dogs you'll encounter on your hike. They are friendly but skinny! Please take dry dog food in zip lock bags to feed these wonderful dogs. ALSO, MORE IMPORTANT, talk to the local vendors on the hike up who sell sodas and chips. Tell them...

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  • Meson Panza Verde

    Antigua Guatemala Hotels

    Really beautiful and small. Close to parque central but not in the center of things. Nice...

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  • Cafe Sky

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antigua Guatemala Restaurants

    A great view of the city and volcanos. Be sure to go all the way to the roof - there is a small spiral staircase on your right when you reach the second floor. The chips - guacamole - salsa platter with a Zacapa rum makes for a pleasent afternoon nibble. Some backpacking aquaintences ordered the nachos - which was almost as large as their heads...

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San Antonio Aguas Calientes

  • IXEL Women's Weaving Cooperative

    San Antonio Aguas Calientes Things to Do

    Check out http://www.ixelcop.com - this is a group of women who have banded together in a cooperative so that they could stay home with their kids. They are delightful women - they offer weavings, weaving lessons, and cultural presentations to individuals and/or groups. Definitely worth a stop!Matthew Pepper

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  • Public Laundry

    San Antonio Aguas Calientes Local Customs

    The public laundry sinks that are present in the main plazas in Guatemala villages around Antigua are a perfect glimpse into the lives of the locals. There are certain times when women will come to do their laundry and they basically use the time to socialize and catch up on the day's news and gossip. We found it fascinating to watch and the women...

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  • Traje Museum

    San Antonio Aguas Calientes Things to Do

    Located on the second floor of the Mercado de Artesanias, this small museum will give the visitor some background information on the craft of making indigenous clothes, or traje including the beautiful women's blouses, or %huipils. Interestingly the design woven onto a huipil is usally indicative of where the woman is from. This is explained in the...

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Santiago Sacatepéquez

Sumpango

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  • Volunteer at the animal shelter

    Sumpango Things to Do

    With over 200 dogs and nearly 100 cats they always need help with anything from building dog-runs or putting up fences to bathing, brushing, or walking dogs, providing some human company for both the dogs and the cats, or helping out with the educational programs.

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  • Buses

    Sumpango Transportation

    There are buses leaving Antigua every hour, and buses leaving Guatemala city almost every half hour. Sumpango is located 42 kms from the city in the Pan American highway.

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  • All Saint´s day.

    Sumpango Things to Do

    This festivity takes place the 1º of November, time to visit the cemetery and to drive out the bad spirits through fliying kite´s. Then it´s time to eat, drink and dance. I found Sumpango (even when is less colorful) more authentic than Santiago, less tourists and more local people.

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San Miguel Dueñas

  • Visit the Valhalla Experimental Station

    San Miguel Dueñas Things to Do

    The Valhalla Experimental Station is located in San Miguel Duenas and I am glad my guide brought me to this wonderful farm. I also got to meet the owners, Larry and his lovely wife, Emilia. Larry actually started the farm way back in 1975 and their mission is to “reverse global warming, assist indigenous people in developing self-sustaining...

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  • See the most photographed bathroom in...

    San Miguel Dueñas Things to Do

    When visiting this amazing macadamia farm (Valhalla Experimental Station) at San Miguel Dueñas, Guatemela, ask if you could see their bathroom. The young lady (Libby I think) who was guiding me through the farm said it was the most photographed bathroom in Guatemala, lol....So, I got my camera out and took pictures!And yes indeed, they did a good...

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San Juan del Obispo

Santa María de Jesùs

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    by RAZOR-REN Updated Dec 27, 2006

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    RETURNING TO GUATEMALA AFTER 1 YEAR LATER, I DECIDED I WOULD HAVE ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT CLIMBING UP AGUA. WE CLIMBED UP SANTA MARIA A FEW DAYS BEFORE AND IPALA THE DAY BEFORE AND ALTHOUGH AGUA IS ALMOST AS TALL AS SANTA MARIA (3760M ABOVE SEA LEVEL), I ACTUALLY FOUND THIS EASIER THAN SANTA MARIA TO HIKE UP.

    THE TRAIL STARTS SOMEWHERE FROM THE TOP END OF THE MAYA TOWN SANTA MARIA DE JESUS AND CAN GET VERY ROCKY AND EVENTUALLY STEEP THAT IT COULD EFFECT YOUR BALANCE. YOU NEED TO BE FIT TO DO THIS.

    IT CAN BE A LONG WAY UP AND LONG WAY DOWN BUT WATCH OUT FOR HORSE *** EVERYWHERE AS THE PATHS CAN BE NARROW AND BE CAREFUL OF LOOSE ROCKS AND MUDDY PATHS AS YOU COULD SLIP.

    HALFWAY UP THE VOLCANO IS A SMALL STORE WHERE YOU CAN BUY REFRESHMENTS INCLUDING BISCUITS, CRISPS, AND FIZZY DRINKS WHICH COULD BE IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR ENERGY LEVELS UP.

    UNLESS YOU PLAN TO CAMP AT THE CRATER OVERNIGHT, START YOUR HIKE EARLY IN THE MORNING TO AVOID NIGHTFALL ON YOUR DESCENT. IT'S ABOUT 5-6 HOURS CLIMB.

    TAKE SOME WATER, A WARM TOP, AND SANDWICHES WITH YOU.

    AGUA VOLCANO SEEN FROM SANTA MARIA DE JESUS HERE IS WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE STORE HALFWAY UP YOU HAVE TO CROSS THIS GORGE, BE CAREFUL HERE NEVER REACHED THE VERY TOP BUT THIS HOW FAR I GOT
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