How easy is it to ship textiles over to the UK? Can you recommend any shipping / freight Companies in Antigua?
What is the climate/weather like in December and January? Especially interested in humidity level. May come down and stay in hostel, any suggestion? How is traveling from Guatemala to Beliz, Costa Rica, Panama, etc.? Is there good transportation between countries? Bus, boat, or train?
Hi, I will be visiting Antigua for the first time during Holy Week 2014. I am from the UK and was wondering what would be the best currency to use in Antigua - Dollars or Quetzals? Also, do the banks close during Holy Week, if so, where would be the best place to withdraw money or exchange travellers cheques during this time, do hotels still exchange money for you? Many thanks.
I (33yo gay male) have just arranged flights to Guatemala City (21 November evening arrival - 30 November morning departure). I'm wondering if anyone has a suggested itinerary for things that are a MUST in that small timeframe and/or must stay hotels. I'm quite interested in Antigua & Lake Atitlán and a possible short-stay meditation retreat.
I live in the rainforest of Costa Rica so not much is very daunting for me.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Is it easy to arrange shuttle buses for a group of 5 or 6? From Guatemala city to Antiqua? Is it possible to even hire a mini van and driver for several days? 5-10 days?
How bad are the mosquitoes in Antigua in July? Should I take plenty of DEET?
Hi, how bad are the mosquitoes in Antigua, Guatemala in July?
has anyone driven over the border to Quetzaltenango ? How long does it take and what are the roads like
hotel near casa de fe
Im planning a long trip of backpacking through Central and South America with my boyfriend and have been wondering what is 'acceptable' to give to kids and families in need of clothes, books, toys, diapers, school supplies, ect.
Also, i will be backpacking, so i can imagine it would be difficult to carry all the extra weight around with me. Has anyone tried buying things IN the country and giving them away there?
Also is it acceptable to approach people and give them things?
Are the markets in Antigua active during Holy Week from Good Friday to Easter Sunday?
Hi. My husband and I are going to Antigua, Guatemala in December and we are wondering about safety measures...are there certain places, things, pointers that would be good for us to know about? I have read travel advisorys about the crime and have talked with people...some say its fine others say the opposite...any feedback would be greatly appreciated...Cheryl
My wife and I are planning to move to Antigua later this year; she was born and raised in Guate -has lived here in Los Angeles for over 10 years- and we're looking forward to moving to her homeland. I would like some advice on how she could secure a job (she's in business/administration) before we move. I'm curious of the likelihood of doing a Skype/phone interview; that's not too rare in the states but don't know about in Guatemala. At worst case scenario we can stay with her family in Guatemala City until we find work in Antigua but would prefer to bypass this step. Does anyone know of any Guatemalan job boards that we can post a resume'? As for me working, it's my understanding that I would have to wait at least 3 months to get some residency to then apply for a work visa. I'm not sure if that's correct information though. Also, we would just like to meet some people from the area to connect with. If anyone has any great general advice about moving there (or anything else) we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.
Hi I am taking my family, wife and two kids, to Guatemala for the first time. I wanted to know...
How safe it is to rent and drive a car there? Do you think as an American I can follow the road signs to Tikal?
What the weather is like during Febuary?
What is a good back packing hostel like staying place for a family in a quiet area? Kind of like a house run by a local family. If there is a kitchen that would be great.
I am planning my first trip to Antigua Guatemala in June and July and am looking for suggestions on lodging. I'm not interested in a home stay with a family. Looking for something like a VRBO, renting a small house with a kitchen. Would like it in town as I will not have a car.
Thanks for any help.
A friend of mine told me that only "idiot" American tourists wear shorts in Antigua. Is it really frowned upon? What should women visiting NOT wear. I see no jewlery....do you mean gold? Is inexpensive "costume" jewlery okay?
anyone aware of what should be the approximate cost of a taxi from gua airport to antigua? we are 3 people with 3 medium bags. would love to arrange a shuttle beforehand, but, i fly stand-by (work for airline). thanks for any help. any type of taxi superior to any other?
Does anyone know/have experience in traveling from Antigua to the town of San Juan Ostuncalco? I hope to visit the young person & his family I sponsor there. I'll be in Antigua studying Spanish.
We are planning a last minute trip to Guatemala in 2 weeks (7/10-7/20). O course this is during the rainy season. Has anyone traveled during this time and have any suggestions? Will it be sunny during the day and then have afternoon thunderstorms or more rainy and cloudy all day? Obviously weather is unpredictable but if anyone has any thoughts or comments on traveling during this time, I would VERY much appreciate it! Thanks!
I mean I'm sure they do but does anyone have any idea of some dates as the when they close during december/january? I will be arriving on the 19th December with the intention of starting a month long spanish course. I'm happy to wait if the schools are closed.
planning a language immersion program in late 2010/early 2011. will have two girls 12 and 10. thinking if quetzaltenango. will this be safe? can we safely travel around the country?
I want a spanish school that can provide homestay accomodation and that has a really friendly vibe. I'll be traveling alone and wish to do a month long spanish course...so I'll really want to meet other travelers at the same time as improving my spanish by staying with a spanish speaking family. I think I just said the same thing twice!
I am currently planning my trip through Central America and I have just become aware that no matter what, with every country you enter, you need to have some kind of bus/flight/train/tour ticket booked that takes you out of the country usually within 90 days. So I want to book a bus from Antigua Guatemala to Copan Honduras but even Hedman Alas (the poshest bus company) doesn't appear to be a company you can book online with. Does anyone know of any companies that I can book online with? If not are there any that I can book over the phone from England? Any way that I can have the bus trip booked before I get to Heathrow airport on the day of my departure.
Hi. I will be in Antigua on business in May and will have a free weekend. I want to visit the market in Chichicastenango on Sunday, but I also see references to a great market in Solola on Fridays, but not a lot of information. If anyone has been there and could provide some background info, and whether this market is worth the trip, I would greatly appreciate it. I assume one can take a shuttle from Antigua and back. Many thanks for any replies.
Hi all, I will be setting off to Central America on 14 March. I will stay in Antigua, Guatemala for four weeks volunteering then set off for a further 2 months travelling around the rest of the area. I will be taking in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama definitely. I have no fixed itinerary yet and if I have time I would like to try to get up to Belize and Mexico too. My ticket is valid for 1 year so I am quite flexible on time. My question is about the rabies and hep b vaccinations. I have had all the others that are recommended but I thought if I am away for up to a year and travelling at will I may find myself in rural areas where exposure to these two problems is riskier. My problem is time. I think I will be able to have at least 2 of the 3 recommended injections for both but the 3rd is a problem. Does anyone know if It would be advisable/possible to complete the vaccinations in Antigua?
Hello, Does anyone know of a house in Antigua that can be rented for the last 3 weeks in October of this year? closer to center of town. Please let me know :)
We are planning on going with our children ( 6 and 8). Do you think that they will be able to climb Pacaya with the aid of horses? It sounds like an amazing opportunity for them.
Im going between 14th and 21st Jan leaving from Bristol.. no plans yet other than to explore and have a few adventures :) thought id see who else might be around to share adventures with over a beer!
So, I'm going to Guatemala to get in some of surfing, and will have a week or 10 days extra to look around.
I will probably stay a couple days in Antigua but wondering what/where else would be interesting to have a look at, or do.
I will be travelling by myself.
I'm flying to Guatemala next January (2010) and plan to visit Antigua, Chichicastenango Market and the Titlan before coming back to Guatemala City to fly to Flores. what's the logical sequence to follow ? how far are each one from another ? how do I get from one place to another ? does it make sense to rent a car ? what are the things I should not miss anyway ? I'll have 11 days in Guatemala and surely want to see Antigua and Tikal as the tops ones