antigua guatemala

Scenes from Semana Santa, Antigua Guatemala

semana santa design

Imagine being woken up at 5:30 in the morning because a marching band is outside your window, the sound of cymbals and sousaphones clanging in your ear. Only three and a half hours earlier, I had been outside, painstakingly helping my neighbors prepare an intricately designed alfombra, or “carpet” for the street.  It was Semana Santa — …

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Hiking Pacaya Volcano is a Must-Do in Antigua Guatemala

becky on pacaya volcano

For years, hiking Pacaya Volcano was the #1 tour from Antigua.  Nothing’s more fun than getting up close to molten lava, especially without the rules and restrictions that most other countries apply.  But in Guatemala, you were free to poke the lava with a stick or count how long it takes for the soles of …

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An Essential Resource of Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala

rooftop antigua guatemala tour sightDOING

While most visitors spend just 2-3 days in this compact city, I’ve visited a few times, adding up to more than three weeks in the city.  That’s given me lots of chances to try Antigua activities — most of which I’ve enjoyed! Since I was fortunate enough to explore the city thoroughly, here’s what I …

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