An historic pearl between three volcanoes

This picturesque town, located between the green slopes of the Agua, Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes, is one of Latin America’s best-kept secrets. A wonderful place with brightly coloured houses and cobblestone streets.

Stroll through this amazing city

Antigua is only one hour away from Guatemala City and is Guatemala’s old capital. It is an amazing city to stroll through. All the city’s attractions are within walking distance. Most streets are still very characteristic and covered in cobblestones. There is plenty to see, such as the daily colourful market, the churches, museums, monasteries, ruins and the Parque Central where the locals are relaxing on one of the many benches. Antigua is known for the jade that is being sold in numerous of little shops.

The colonial city is surrounded by 3 volcanoes; Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. This gives the city a special atmosphere and spectacular views. Because the city is located at an altitude of 1,500 metres, there is a pleasant climate throughout the year with temperatures of around 20°C during the day and 10°C at night.

Travel through Guatemala?

Would you like to make a trip through Guatemala yourself and are you curious about the possibilities? Then take a look at the travel itineraries that we have put together for inspiration. You can book these trips directly, but we are also happy to create a personal programme based on your wishes and ideas.

Do you have a question? Feel free to contact us. Call +31 73 610 62 04 or send an e-mail to We are happy to help.

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