Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, photo by ZackClark
Antigua Guatemala (photo by ZackClark)
 

Antigua Guatemala is located 20 miles (32 km) from the capital, Guatamala City.

It was the colonial Spanish capital of Central America from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and has preserved much of its traditional character.

It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and perhaps the most popular travel destination in the country.

In addition to its historic center, Antigua Guatemala also offers colorful daily markets and a scenic setting amongst volcanoes, with diverse hiking and mountain biking options.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Koi Rejuvenece Spa

Featuring free WiFi, Koi Rejuvenece Spa offers accommodation in Antigua Guatemala. Each room is equipped with a TV. Each room has a shared bathroom. There is a shared kitchen and hairdresser's at the property. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$24

 
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Hotel La Ermita de Santa Lucia

Hotel La Ermita de Santa Lucia is located 850 metres from Antigua Guatemala main square and from San José Cathedral. It features a garden and free Wi-Fi throughout. The rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and linen. Average score from 63 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$60

 
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Villas Catalina

Villas Catalina offers accommodation in Antigua Guatemala. Santa Catalina Arch is 1.1 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. All units feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$78

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Hotel Casa Noble

This boutique Hotel Casa Noble is a 17th-century colonial mansion located in Antique Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Features include a garden and views of the town and volcanoes. Average score from 112 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$56 - $163

 
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Posada El Reposo

Offering a garden, a furnished terrace to relax and free Wi-Fi in common areas, Posada el Reposo is located 700 metres from Antigua Town Centre and its cathedral. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$27

 
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See all hotels in Antigua Guatemala.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hotel Cuscatlan

Hotel Cuscatlan

Located a 3-minute walk from Los Llanos Bus Station, Hotel Cuscatlan offers functional rooms with flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The beautiful historic city of Antigua Guatemala is just 3 km away. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$51

$519.4
La Villa Serena Bed & Breakfast

La Villa Serena Bed & Breakfast

La Villa Serena Bed & Breakfast, located in Antigua Guatemala, is a colonial B&B that offers free Wi-Fi access, free Breakfast and in-room massages. Rooms here include cable TV, a seating area and a safety deposit box. Average score from 85 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$49

 
$499.0
Hotel Boutique Casa Blanca

Hotel Boutique Casa Blanca

Located in Antigua Guatemala, 700 metres from Santa Catalina Arch, Hotel Boutique Casa Blanca boasts a restaurant and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$55

$559.0
Hotel La Ermita de Santa Lucia

Hotel La Ermita de Santa Lucia

Hotel La Ermita de Santa Lucia is located 850 metres from Antigua Guatemala main square and from San José Cathedral. It features a garden and free Wi-Fi throughout. The rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and linen. Average score from 63 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$60

 
$608.9
Hotel Las Farolas

Hotel Las Farolas

This charming hotel is located in the centre of Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It offers elegant accomodation and beautiful gardens, just a 5-minute walk from the Cathedral and Central Park. Average score from 69 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$59 - $99

 
$598.8
Hotel Lo de Bernal

Hotel Lo de Bernal

Located in the centre of Antigua Guatemala, Lo de Bernal offers Spanish Colonial style and luxury. It is just 600 metres from the Central Park, and 700 metres from the bus station. Average score from 143 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$60 - $170

 
$608.8
Hotel Candelaria Antigua

Hotel Candelaria Antigua

Featuring a roof terrace with views of the Central Highlands, El Hotel Candelaria Antigua is set in a beautiful colonial-style house with an interior courtyard. It is set in the centre of Antigua Guatemala. Average score from 127 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$67 - $110

 
$678.7
Posada La Merced Antigua

Posada La Merced Antigua

Posada La Merced Antigua is located just 200 meters from La Merced square and its church, a 5 minutes' walk from Antigua Main Square. Free WiFi access is the rooms and public areas. Some rooms como with a desk. The private bathrooms include showers. Average score from 121 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$30

 
$308.6
La Casa de Don Pedro

La Casa de Don Pedro

La Casa de Don Pedro is located on the East side of Antigua next to the historic Casa Santo Domingo Cultural Centre and 10 minutes' walk from the Antigua Central Park. It features colonial-style rooms, free Wi-Fi, as well 2 beautiful gardens. Average score from 190 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$61 - $163

 
$618.6
Hotel Casa Noble

Hotel Casa Noble

This boutique Hotel Casa Noble is a 17th-century colonial mansion located in Antique Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Features include a garden and views of the town and volcanoes. Average score from 112 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$56 - $163

 
$568.5
Hotel Meson del Valle

Hotel Meson del Valle

Hotel Meson del Valle is located in central Antigua Guatemala, on the most famous street in Antigua, Arch Street. It is across the street from San José Cathedral and 400 metres from the Chocolate Museum. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Average score from 200 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$57

 
$578.4
Hotel EuroMaya Suites

Hotel EuroMaya Suites

Located on a cobblestone street just 4 blocks from Parque Central, this hotel offers complimentary WiFi in common areas and there is a 24-hour reception desk and security. All rooms at Hotel EuroMaya feature an elegant, colonial-style décor. Average score from 60 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$43 - $160

 
$438.2
Hotel Convento Santa Catalina

Hotel Convento Santa Catalina

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Convento Santa Catalina is located at the Arch in Antigua Guatemala. The hotel features beautiful gardens and is set in a 400 year old historical building. It includes free WiFi access. Average score from 280 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$57

 
$578.1
Posada El Reposo

Posada El Reposo

Offering a garden, a furnished terrace to relax and free Wi-Fi in common areas, Posada el Reposo is located 700 metres from Antigua Town Centre and its cathedral. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$27

 
$278.0
Hotel Casa Rustica

Hotel Casa Rustica

Hotel Casa Rustica is just a 2-minute walk from Antigua Guatemala’s Central Park and a 5-minute walk to La Merced Church. It offers free Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen and charming gardens and terraces with wonderful volcano views. Average score from 63 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$36

 
$368.0
Casa Antigüeña

Casa Antigüeña

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Casa Antigüeña is located in Antigua Guatemala, 400 metres from Santa Catalina Arch . Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 28 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$34

 
$347.9
Hotel Euro Maya

Hotel Euro Maya

Hotel Euro Maya is located steps away from the Sacatepéquez Central Park and 5 minutes’ walk from the Handcraft Market. It features free breakfast and a free Wi-Fi zone. Average score from 120 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$47

 
$477.9

Highlights:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
This city was founded by the Spanish in the XVII Century, and it follows the traditional design of a Main Plaza surrounded by Government and Catholic Church buildings. Among the landmark buildings are La Catedral, el Palacio de los Gobernadores, Convento de Capuchinas, Convento de Santa Clara, el Arco de Santa Catarina, Iglesia La Merced and the Handcrafts Market.
Combination
Scenic Local Market
El Mercado. This is located about 3 blocks directly west of the northwest corner of the town center. Walking through it is a cultural experience. The market is opened every day including Sunday, but is largest on Saturday, Monday, and Thursday.
Natural
Volcanoes
Antigua is the best place in Guatemala hike on volcanoes. Climb the active Pacaya volcano, or challenge yourself to reach the highest peak (almost 4,000m) of Volcan Acatenango and watch Volcan Fuego come alive. Volcano tours range from day trips to overnight trips.
Also of Interest:
Combination
Unusual Local Feature
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Hiking and Trekking
Biking

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