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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
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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
 
Santa María Volcano Hike from Quetzaltenango
"Meet your guide before dawn prepared for a challenging half-day trek to the top of the Santa María Volcano. Take a short drive to the base of the volcano which is situated next to the small village of Llanos del Pinal. Embark on an early morning hike to accompanied by your friendly and informative guide.Reach the summit and enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of the Santa María. See numerous other volcanoes such as Tacana Tajumulco Chicabal Lacandón the volcanoes around Lake Atitlan as well as the volcanoes Acatenango Fuego and Agua. This trek is especially popular because the top of the Santa Maria Volcano gives a perfect view down on the crater of the Santiaguito Volcano
From $40.00

More Shopping in Antigua Guatemala

Fragancias Orientales

Aromatic products imported from Egypt, Morocco, India, Tunisia and other countries from the old continent. Pure perfume essences for personal use, essential oils, massage oils etc. as well as more...
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AnnaLupilla
Jul 30, 2005

Mayan Weavery

Most of the local goods sold are Mayan weavings. The colors will liven up any room and the weavings are very intricate. Furthermore they are very inexpensive. You can shop for jade, artwork and other...
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VinTolucci
Aug 12, 2004

Mercado

Antigua's mercado is far better for touristy purchases than anything I found in Guatemala city (I have heard that Chichicastenango is also the bomb). Thanks to my bargaining hero boyfriend I got 90%...
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kmbruening
May 19, 2004

Atipico

MNG sweaters, ponchos, beautiful and original tops, skirts, pants for very reasonable prices. The owner is very inclined to give "discounts" as well so a certain degree of bargaining is fine here. A...
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Kindra
Jan 16, 2004

Shopping in Antigua

Shopping in Antigua is wonderful - there are many local handicrafts available and the goods are well made and cheap. There are several markets in the city where women gather during the day to lay out...
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bellatrix
Jul 06, 2003

Jade Imperial Maya

They have incredible jade here..both jewellery and sculptures. We loved the Mayan amsks. They were jade covered wood...priced from $350.00 to $1000.00..
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Mar 22, 2007
 
 
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Nim Po't

Very close to the iconic Arco, you will find this huge crafts co-op. Textiles, carvings, masks... Prices are very reasonable. Nim Po't stays open late.
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calcaf38
Dec 25, 2006

Mercado de Artesanias

A modern building in the traditional style, housing various booths with crafts. Textiles, masks, wooden crafts, leather, metalwork. Prices are not always the lowest. You may haggle a bit.
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Dec 25, 2006

Top Hotels in Antigua Guatemala

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8a Calle Poniente no 1, Antigua Guatemala, Western Highlands, Guatemala
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3a Calle Oriente 28, Antigua Guatemala, Western Highlands, Guatemala
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5 Av Sur 19, Antigua Guatemala, Western Highlands, 03001, Guatemala
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9a Calle Poinente Esquina #1, Antigua Guatemala, Western Highlands, Guatemala
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Calle de Los Duelos Residenciales Dona Beatriz, Antigua Guatemala, Western Highlands, Guatemala
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9a Calle Poniente La Antigua, Antigua Guatemala, Western Highlands, Guatemala
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Top Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala

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Antigua Ruins

A collection of small museums housed in the 5-star hotel Casa Santo Domingo. The hotel, which is very upmarket, is built on and incorporates the ruins of the old Dominican church complex. Of the...
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Churches

Yes, I am lazy period end of report. Use your guide book/internet if you want the facts on them. I came here to take some pics....not a very religious person except when I travel as these seem to be...
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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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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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Colonial Architecture

This is perhaps the defining symbol of Antigua. It is a remnant of the once-enormous Convent of St. Catherine. This convent was founded in 1613 with only four nuns, but by 1693 its numbers had...
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Parque Central

Central Park is a great place to get a quick feel for Antigua or if you get lost head here as it is a great reference point for to reorient yourself. Come here to relax, buy an ice cream off a local...
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Top 5 Antigua Guatemala Writers

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Hopkid

"Whole Lotta Shaking Going On"
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toonsarah

"A colonial gem"
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Jim_Eliason

"Antigua"
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VinTolucci

"UNESCO World Heritage Site"
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"Step Back in Time in Antigua Guatemala"
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