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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

Language Schools Tips (19)

Spanish school antigua Guatemala

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...
Jean1957
Oct 30, 2014

Spanish school Antigua Guatemala

I've studied Spanish several times along with my wife in recent years in Antigua Guatemala. We fell in love with the city the first time we saw it; a small pedestrian-friendly colonial town at the...
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guatemax
Mar 10, 2014

Don Pedro de Alvarado Spanish School

After reading numerous positive reviews for this school I contacted the management about studying at the school and living with a local family for one week- I spoke with the manager Leticia several...
alynnho
Jan 26, 2014

Spanish school in Antigua Guatemala

My favorite school in Antigua is the Don Pedro school : http://www.donpedrospanishschool.com . I have studied there six times over the course of the last few years. The first time I chose this school...
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Freequebec
Nov 04, 2013

Spanish school in Antigua Guatemala.

My favorite school in Antigua is the Don Pedro school : http://www.donpedrospanishschool.com. I have studied there six times over the course of the last few years. The first time I chose this school...
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Freequebec
Nov 04, 2013

Mundo Spanish School - The Best School in Antigua

An ideal combination of excellent classes, and fantastic teachers and persons at Mundo Spanish School in Antigua! I have taken classes abroad and in the U.S. at many different schools – and I really...
Patrick0123
Sep 17, 2013

Don Pedro de Alvarado Spanish School

I can highly recommend Don Pedro de Alvarado Spanish School is by far the best place to study Spanish in Antigua Guatemala. The school is rated with 5 stars on www.123teachme.com. It is one of the...
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annemarie56
Sep 10, 2012

Don Pedro de Alvarado language school

I chose this school on the advice of a friend and it is working out very well. It is relaxed with 1-on-1 tuition and happens at tables under awnings or in the garden. The individual tuition allows one...
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agcw
Feb 04, 2011

Work on your Spanish?

Living in Los Angeles it would be rather pointless to do so since I just have to go a few miles inland to do it but for those of you will teenage kids or other who live in cities where Spanish is not...
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flynboxes
Dec 17, 2010

Nonprofit Language School

I would like to suggest that if you're looking for a language school that you might consider Probigua (Proyecto Biblioteca Guatemala). Unlike a lot of the language schools in Antigua, Probigua is a...
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RavPadfoot
Aug 30, 2010

Escuela de Español "Cooperación"

I spent 3 months studying at Escuela de Español "Cooperación" (Spanish School Cooperación) in Antigua, Guatemala and I highly recommend it. Here’s why. First, the teachers are great and have a lot of...
jbtraveling
Feb 28, 2009

Spanish School in Antigua Guatemala

Have you thought about traveling to Guatemala with your family to learn Spanish? Well you aren’t alone. It is a great way to introduce your child to a new country and immerse them in a foreign...
turbokaos
Apr 30, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near 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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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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