Antigua Hidden Gem Attractions

Antigua Hidden Gem Activities

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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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  • vwoot001
    Dallas, TX7 contributions
    I booked this tour on 6/23/21 because I wanted to know the most scenic points to take a few flicks - I got so much more! Even if you care nothing for photography, this tour is a must! The guide Rudy is amazing and very knowledgeable on the history of the city, his expertise adds a richness to viewing the city and exquisite details visitors would otherwise overlook. Rudy is also an excellent photographer. No camera needed, bring your iPhone or Android as Rudy is also very savvy on the features of both and will show you how to maximize any scene. As a bonus, Rudy provided a list of great things to do and eat around the city and offered to be an ongoing contact for any questions the group may have throughout our stay. If you’re Spanish is dicey, don’t worry! Rudy is perfectly bilingual, speaking fluent English, in addition to being awesome company. I’ve included shots inspired by Rudy that I (a novice) took during this trip.
    Written 24 June 2021
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  • Amie K
    Bath, UK17 contributions
    We had a fantastic tour with Luis and local coffee family Marta. We had a delicious lunch with them at Marta’s home, before walking up-to a field of coffee trees. We enjoyed a detailed and authentic tour of the coffee process, taking us from seedling to the cup! We roasted and ground our own coffee and had a cup with Marta and Luis. We were picked up and dropped back to our accommodation in Antigua and was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting day out. This tour will give you a real insight and appreciation for coffee whilst supporting local families in the cooperative. Fantastic experience and would highly highly recommend.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Emilka
    1 contribution
    La Tortilla is the perfect place to gain an experience of Guatemalan cuisine. The space is located in the heart of Antigua and it is clean, beautiful and spacious, with multiple well equipped class kitchens, big table and outdoor patio to enjoy the prepared meals. Stuff and owner are friendly and patient, taking care that everyone has the best experience. The best value and quality. I highly recommend taking cooking classes with La Tortilla.
    Written 14 February 2022
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  • מאי ז
    1 contribution
    We do the villages tour with Eric
    He was so nice and patiently explained to us about everything.
    amazing experience thank you, you are the best!!
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • KK K
    1 contribution
    Hut to Hut Trekking Nebaj to Todos Santos

    I did the 5 Day Hut to Hut Trekking from Nebaj to Todos Santos recently. Amazing scenery, nice mountain hiking with incredible views over the mountain ridges of the Western Highlands of Guatemala. We stayed overnight in small villages along the trek with local mayan familys, we had dinner together with the familys and we got an incredible view into the life of the people living in the mountains. Our Guide Pepian was amazing- very friendly, knowledgeable and funny. I really enjoyed every single day of Trekking and also the food along the way was always very delicious.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Roberta Scott
    19 contributions
    Kwame was absolutely awesome to walk around the city with! Not only did we eat a bunch of fabulous food, but he also informed us about the city and gave suggestions on other places to eat and things to do for the rest of our trip in Guatemala. He was so knowledgeable about all the food we ate and looks like he has a great relationship with all the restaurants we went to. It was an awesome experience.
    Written 20 July 2021
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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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