We had a great time in Antigua, which is a lovely, small, and welcoming town. The town is focused on tourism so there is a wide variety of accommodations and restaurants. (Our tastes are more toward luxury than economy, so prices at restaurants we used were more comparable to US prices.) We loved the friendly street dogs, which are amazingly clean and affectionate. The cobblestone streets are charming but walking around was difficult for my wife who has mobility issues. (A wheelchair will not work on cobblestones and the sidewalks are too narrow and uneven.) Fortunately the town is very compact which facilitates short walks and taxi fare into town from the hotel is only about $5 or $6 dollars. We always felt safe everywhere we went. Unfortunately we visited in June, which is the rainy season, so the nearby volcano was always covered by clouds except for short time periods. Still, the sights were interesting, the jewelry stores (lots of jade & silver) were fun for looking & shopping, and the food was great. Oh, transfers from the airport ( Guatemala City) to hotel were seamless with no anxious moments at all. We had a great time.
Traveller from Cherry Hill, NJ
Located in the heart of Antigua Guatemala, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of San Jose el Viejo Ruins and La Merced …More
Beautiful natural setting- the perfect place for a quiet getaway. Set on the side of the mountain, the hotel and location are pretty rugged, so be prepared to climb some stairs. Staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating, although food and drink service closes up on the early side.
Traveller from New York, NY
Nestled on the beach, this Jaibalito hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Casa Cakchiquel Arts Center, The Maya Traditions Herbal …More
The hotel is simply gorgeous and the staff is caring and attentive. Since I made the reservation, the staff got in touch with me to ask me if I wanted to arrive earlier to have lunch. Unfortunately, we arrived a bit late, but they still welcomed us with amazing smoothies and snacks. Since there was no one at the hotel, we got upgraded to one of the domes overlooking the lake. The entire weekend the staff took care of us. The food was delicious (it's all-inclusive). And there are kayaks and paddle boats for guests to use. We also received a complimentary foot massage and sauna time in their mayan sauna. It was an unforgettable weekend and I highly recommend the hotel to anyone who wants to splurge a bit and stay at spa-type hotel. It was totally worth it!
Traveller from Lima, Peru
Located in Agua Escondida, this spa resort is 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from The Maya Traditions Herbal Medicine Garden and 8.2 mi …More