How to Get to Antigua
Antigua Guatemala, as it’s formally known, lies 50 miles (80 km) north of Puerto Quetzal. Your best bet for making the scenic 1.5-hour drive past coffee fields and volcanoes is to book a shore excursion with port pickup.
One Day in Antigua
The Spanish Baroque architecture is the main attraction of this colonial city, set 4,500 feet (1,372 meters) above sea level. Orient yourself with a leisurely walk along the cobblestoned streets, checking out the star sights (and make sure that camera is charged – around every corner is another charming photo op). Past and present churches and convents abound: San Francisco, La Merced, Capuchinas and Santo Domingo (now a hotel) are some of the prettiest.
Don’t miss a stroll under the Santa Catalina arch before heading to Parque Central to rest your feet and indulge in some people watching. Then re-fuel with the national brew at a local coffee shop like much-loved Fernando's Kaffee.
Tours & Tickets
This Shore excursion leaves from pear at Puerto Quetzal and takes you to La Antigua Guatemala to have a unique experience visit an old city and learning how to ... Read more
Location: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)