Grab a cerveza and post up at a small cafe, because you are in Antigua, one of the oldest cities of the "New World." The colonial architecture abounds in this city of history and culture. As the clear tourist capital of Guatemala, Antigua boasts an international flair that is lacking in Guatemala City. But don't mistake its cosmopolitan nature for a lack of Guatemalan influence - the bustling markets and early morning quiet will show you what the Guatemala life is all about.
Between the ruins, the nice weather, and the volcanoes Fuego, Acatenango, and Agua, Antigua has plenty to keep each and every gringo busy. Take an morning stroll, learn Spanish with a local, or explore some of the majestic ruins among the cobblestone streets. There is much to love about Antigua.