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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

Antigua Ruins Tips (34)

Earthquake City

As is common known, Antigua hasn't been a very safe city in the previous centuries.They have the vicinity of the volcanoes which are unpredictable and, secondly, they suffered from various...
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May 20, 2004

Antigua Catedral

The old cathedral is adjacent to the current one. It has been incredibly damage by earthquakes, but visitors can walk through its ruins and those of a neighboring rectory-type building. This is a fun...
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kmbruening
May 19, 2004

The Santo Domingo Monastery

If you want to spend an hour or two enjoying some of the ruins of Antigua (it blends it well with a self-guided walking tour of Antigua's streets, shops, buildings, ruins, cathedrals etc.), this is a...
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Kindra
Jan 16, 2004

San Francisco Monastery Ruins

Once one of the most extensive monasteries in Antigua, San Francisco Monastery was abandoned after damage from earthquakes.
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Jim_Eliason
Feb 01, 2014

Las Capuchinas

This former convent is one of the most extensive ruins in Antigua. The convent was completed in 1736. The cloister was in a unique round building with individual living spaces all around the center. ...
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Jim_Eliason
Feb 01, 2014

Iglesia El Carmen

Another of Antigua's church ruins started in 1638 and abandoned after the 1773 earthquake. This church is also the site of a local handicraft market.
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Jim_Eliason
May 04, 2008

Los Remedios

This ruin is of a church built in 1679. It was damaged numerous times and abandoned after the 1773 earthquake.
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Jim_Eliason
May 03, 2008

San Jeronimo

These are the ruins of a school built in 1739. it was damaged in the 1773 earthquake but still saw limited use up until a 1976 earthquake.
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Jim_Eliason
Apr 29, 2008

Santa Clara Convent in Ruins

Founded in 1,715, destroyed by the Santa Marta earthquake in 1,771. Beautiful gardens, catacombs...a great experience!
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CC81
Mar 06, 2005

Ruins in Antigua

Ruins are abundant in Antigua. The town has been the victim of natural disasters. It is impossible to visit Antigua and not find any ruins.
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Aug 12, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Antigua Guatemala

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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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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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