Things to Do in Antigua with Children

Top Family-Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Antigua, Guatemala

Things to Do in Antigua with Kids

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  • robjustrob
    Lethbridge, Canada1,756 contributions
    i bought these choclate discs that i didnt realize are for making hot chocolate, you simply drop them into hot water or hot milk and they dissolve. they are great. too bad i was eating them like a big cookie, lol
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • Kelly L
    Toronto, Canada41 contributions
    Easy and short hike from the main town. We used the marked trail (off of 1a Avenida Nte) to go both up and down, even though there is another path down with signs saying “SALIDA.” This other path looked poorly maintained, so we thankfully decided to go back down the way we came.

    During our travels we met another girl who did this hike, but went back down the path marked “SALIDA.” Unfortunately she encountered a man with a machete and was robbed of her belongings including cellphone. She was obviously still very upset and shaken telling us this story, so just wanted to warn others to not take this path down.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • ilovelanguage
    Escazu, Costa Rica108 contributions
    Really cool museum to visit. It is more like 6 different museums: one for silver, one for chocolate, one of the ruins of the church and its relics and crypts, one of claywork and candles, one of architecture that had a 'then and now' photograph exhibit to show old and current photos of places in Antigua and in the capitol, and the Vical museum, which had pottery, urns and figurines from ancient times (like 2000 and 3000 years ago!) alongside modern pieces that take inspiration or 'mirror' the ancient works of art. This last museum was a real treat! The space was amazing, the lighting was proper and the pieces were breathtaking. Highly recommend this museum to all Antigua visitors.
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,102 contributions
    This is not beautiful or picturesque but atmospheric! Always buzzing with activity and a central square. Not the cleanest. You can't miss it!
    Written 29 March 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,102 contributions
    Highlight. Your likely to walk under it many times. The colour in the sunlight is lovely. Take a photograph and enjoy! You can't miss it walking around.
    Written 29 March 2022
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  • Dorsa F
    Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania4 contributions
    We worked with Caoba Farms to host our welcome dinner for our wedding. Little did we know that this was the first private event they had ever held, but you would never be able to tell with how SEAMLESS everything went. First the food was the best we had in Antigua. We offered both vegan and meat options, and all of our meat eaters ended up going back for vegan seconds because the food was that good! People were literally talking about the soup for days! It was such a fun great and unique atmosphere to host a welcome dinner to Antigua! We were worried people would have a hard time since the floor was dirt, but honestly the ambience and the place was so pretty it didnt end up mattering! This is a great place for events because it also has a small stage for speeches, and it feels so private and exclusive! A must visit in Antigua!
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • robjustrob
    Lethbridge, Canada1,756 contributions
    this old church is beautiful but really shines at night. it presents some pretty good opportunities to take some remarkable pictures, too bad we couldnt get inside it.
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • robjustrob
    Lethbridge, Canada1,756 contributions
    there is an admission fee if you want to go in and walk among the ruins and see them close up, but i had my drone with me and made a couple of videos of them from above and flying through them. They are pretty cool to see and made great images for those who are into photography
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • Rebecca M
    154 contributions
    Loved the history of the church. We were able to visit inside and pray. Much to learn and the architecture was awesome
    Written 5 May 2021
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  • Jim B
    Grapeview, WA1,212 contributions
    We went here since it was close to where we are staying, not expecting anything great based on other reviews. It was better than we expected. It has two distinct museums, one on coffee production and the other on Mayan culture, centered around music.

    Both museums are worthwhile to visit. There are guided tours, but you can also wander through at your own pace, as they have plenty of descriptions in both Spanish & English. We were able to tag along on an English tour through the music museum but did a self guided tour through the coffee museum as there was only a Spanish tour being offered while we were there.

    It was very quiet while we were there on a Wednesday morning & early afternoon. The grounds around the buildings are quite pleasant to walk through. Price for each museum is 35Q but they offer both for 60Q.

    The visit concludes with a small cup of coffee at the gift shop.
    Written 5 February 2020
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
    From 1543 to 1776, "Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala" (the actual "Antigua") was the capital city of the "Capitania General de Guatemala", also known as the "Kingdom of Guatemala". From this very building, at the Southern side of the city's "Plaza Mayor" (or "Parque Real"), the "Palacio Real de los Capitanes Generales", the Spanish conquerors governed a huge area that comprised Guatemala itself and the todays territories of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Mexican State of Chiapas. The awesome colonial building, with its double-arcaded facade, dates from 1549 and housed the "Capitanía General del Reino de Guatemala" (the seat of the colonial government), the "Real Audiencia" (the supreme court), the "Tesoro Real" (the royal treasury), as well as the public jail, army quarters and accomodations for the members of the colonial government and supreme court. "Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala" was then the richest capital of Spain's New World! This magnificent building survived the innumerable earthquakes that have struck the region. After extensive renovations, the "Palacio Real de los Capitanes Generales" is used today for occasional exhibitions and events. So, it is generally closed for internal visits, but its monumental facade represents indeed the enormous Spanish colonial power in Central America and, whether liking it or not, the history of Spain's New World cannot be simply erased. Its scenic 54 arches make the "Palacio Real de los Capitanes Generales" one of the most photographed buildings in beautiful Antigua. Enjoy!
    Written 17 August 2020
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  • Jane Marie M
    Pittstown, United States31 contributions
    A nice building to tour, but you have to know the hours it is open because often it is closed to the public.
    Written 22 January 2019
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  • Sydney W
    Detroit, MI5 contributions
    This was phenomenal tour of Martin's farm followed by lunch and chocolate making with his wife Andrea. I can't recommend it enough! Both of them were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learned quite a bit about sustainable farming in Belize and Mayan culture. Seeing every step of the chocolate making process was incredible. Truly a farm to table experience!
    Written 11 October 2021
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  • Psych4Travel
    Fort Worth, TX1,366 contributions
    You must do this!! I was solo and ended up by myself and it was worth every penny! Fabulous communication beforehand. Picked up on time. We then proceeded to visit 3 villages near Antigua. At each village I learned about the owner of the cart/restaurant (I use that term lightly), the history of their cart/restaurant, and about the food they serve. Throughout the 2 hours, I also learned a lot about Guatemala and Antigua. No topic was off limits and we touched on family, politics, and religion. Also talked a lot about food.
    The places we had visited had zero tourists. If you want an authentic, local experience then this is a must!!
    Written 12 October 2019
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  • cnj840
    Dillon, CO69 contributions
    I booked a Saturday ‘Chicken Bus Tour’ with Niños de Guatemala was thrilled to hear that the $40 fee goes directly to the organization. They’re doing amazing work in Ciudad Vieja and the sounding communities lucky enough to have a school! My tour guide, Tania, was fantastic and she truly made the tour special! I have so much admiration for the work she does with Niños de Guatemala and I also love her independence and friendly demeanor. I felt like I was hanging out with a friend all morning! Tania met me outside the house where I’m staying and together we took a ‘chicken bus’ to Ciudad Vieja to see the main school for Niños de Guatemala. Of course, it was Saturday and the students weren’t there (so if you’d like to visit it when they are, try to book a weekday tour). We discussed their programs and how local families take pride in the school. I am really impressed at how they’re changing the futures for kids who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to go to school (public school here is expensive for many families because parents have to buy uniforms and books for their kids every year). After visiting the school, we walked to a factory where they turn old school buses from the US and other countries into ‘chicken buses’ (aka public transportation). It really was interesting to see how they basically remove everything and re-build it from scratch and finish with color and art. Very interesting! Then, Tania gave me a tour of town and our final stop was a private home where I learned how to make tortillas. The mother and daughter there were lovely and I truly enjoyed connecting with local Guatemalans. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Antigua or the surrounding area. You can give back to the community and you’ll learn something while doing it! The tours can be in English or Spanish, and if you want to learn more about the culture here in Guatemala, the tours with Niños de Guatemala are excellent!
    Written 5 May 2022
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