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Quetzaltenango Street Food Tour
"You will start this tour walking   the 14th Avenue one block away from  the most important avenue in Xela to taste the Tostadas de Guacamole de Don Richard delicious fried corn tortillas with avocado. After this amazing experience you will walk walk to the 4th street to visit Doña Josefina Indigenous local K’iche woman here you will drink atolito de Elote and eat famous chuchitos with tomato sauce.You  will take a cooking class from Doña Letty and  learn how to prepare the Rellenitos famous in Guatemala for the combination of plantains (bananas) and sweet beans.For Lunch or dinner you cannot miss the Quichom (lunch) with rice and made hand tortillas
From $32.00
 
Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon
"Journey along the natural paths of the volcano and see over 40-Mayan altars that were used in ceremonial services. Learn about the Mayan calendar and its importance to this ancient culture. Wander down the paths and see the incredible and diverse variety898 feet. On clear mornings it is possible to see the major volcanoes of northwestern Guatemala as well as the Pacific coast. The crater rim and volcanic cone are covered in a lush cloud forest and the lower slopes of the volcano are used for agricultural purposes by the locals. This easy day-hike provides a perfect mix of tranquility culture and natural beauty.On this 5-hour tour you will go from the base of the volcano all the way to the top. There you will find an impressive view onto the lagoon. From the top the guide will lead you down the stairs to the lagoon itself. Lots of times
From $44.00
 
Santiaguito Volcano Hiking Tour from Quetzaltenango
"This hike gives you the opportunity to see the beautiful Guatemalan landscape and the eruptions of one of the most dangerous volcanos in the world while not being overly strenuous. You will have the chance to see different types of plants and flowers. The first part of the hike is a bit steep with some rocks as obstacles but when looking over your shoulder you can see breath-taking views of Quetzaltenango in the early morning.Halfway the road becomes more flat and easy
From $40.00

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Monoloco: Monoloco - the bar from hell

Hideous - avoid this unless you are a 19-year-old college brat wanting to get legally drunk the first time. There are SO many great nightspots in Antigua and Monoloco really should be avoided except by the most unadventurous.

LADH
Jun 30, 2007

Monoloco: Bar scene

This is a sportsbar and restaurant that largely caters to foreigners. Normally not into this sort of thing, but for some reason, i just really liked it and kept finding myself coming back. the food was amazing, and they had plenty of vegetarian fare. I had an undiagnosed football withdrawl, and was amazed to find myself, quite content, parked on a bar stool for four hours here. You likely won't meet any locals, but the ex pats and foreigners that wander through were just as interesting.

there's also a great internet spot here too.

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xpythias
Nov 23, 2003

Monoloco: Strong Drinks, Friendly Bartenders

I stumbled onto this place after using the internet cafe which is in the same building. The bar was full of regulars at happy hour (5-8), and Zac the bar manager seemed to know everybody. I ate a yummy burrito, and had a couple of strong rum and cokes. Zac seems to have a pretty heavy hand. This was a great place to people watch, as customers walked up to the roof top terrace for dinner.
Stop in and say hey to Zac, and ask him if you can ride the banana, which is actually three shot glasses glued to a big wooden banana. Bring a couple of friends, or grab a couple new friends at the bar.

hairyricky
Sep 25, 2007

Monoloco: good fun good food

Best things about the Monoloco are: watching sports and drinking beers in the afternoon, eating a monster burritos or a mound of killer nachos.... getting stiff gin and tonics from Bar Tender Cougar Killer Zac for happy hour and watching the locals from the city all roll in for ladies night... Really a great place... family atmosphere for lunch and early dinner generous portions of good food and a fun place to meet and drink late nights.

chuckels
Jul 01, 2008
 
 
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Monoloco: Great place to drink

Make sure you stop by the Monoloco while in Antigua. It's a great place to get a good meal, meet interesting travelers, and watch sports. There is always something fun going on whether it is Ladies' Night, a 4th of July party, or the Superbowl or World Cup. The food is great- large portions and fresh ingredients. The bar manager, Zac, is a great guy and especially popular with the Cougars. If you are tired of the usual Bob Marley or salsa/meringue, you will probably dig their music and atmosphere.

bobbilicious
Jul 01, 2008

Monoloco: My favorite bar!

Sports bar, different from any other bar in Antigua. Great atmosphere. If you don`t like to dance but you like to drink, then this is the place for you!

Dress Code Casual

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Things to Do Near Antigua Guatemala

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Antigua Ruins

This small museum in the Santo Domingo complex preserves some of the best colonial art in Antigua. It's set in an old colonial university building opposite the cathedral that is now converted into...
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Pacaya Volcano

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...
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Churches

Confusingly, Hermano Pedro is not buried in the church dedicated to and named for him, but here in nearby San Francisco. This is one of Antigua’s oldest churches, dating back to 1579, although little...
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Parque Central

Parque Central is the heart of Antigua and house the main cathedral and the colonial governemnt buildings. It is also the center of the tourist district and the side streets leading off the plaza are...
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Language Schools

I studied at Don Pedro de Alvarado for ten weeks ,I chose to study Spanish in Antigua after the excellent reports that I had read about the city. I stayed 10 weeks, and I wasn't disappointed. I am 65...
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Markets

Antigua might strike you at first, as it did me, as something of a museum piece, but you only have to walk a few blocks from the centre to discover that “real” life happens here too. The market on...
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Getting to Antigua Guatemala

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