Cobblestone streets lined with brightly coloured colonial buildings, a jacaranda-wreathed central plaza, 16th-century ruins and with volcanoes surrounding it. Few cities in Latin America can match Antigua Guatemala (usually referred to as just Antigua) for postcard prettiness. But this Unesco-listed city is about much more than surface-level charm and Instagram opportunities.
This quaint two bedroom property offers mountain views and is located about 10 km from Hobbitenango. The property is 2km from the Santa Catalina Arch and features a garden and free private parking.
The house features two comfortable bedrooms, a flat-screen cable TV, a large terrace, a dining area and a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge.
Cerro de la Cruz is 3.8km from the accommodation.
Thousands of visitors descend on Antigua for its famous Semana Santa celebrations over Easter, but this colonial gem is worth a visit at any time of year.
*1 king; 2 full; 2 twin - 6 people in total.
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Single Family Home with 2 levels
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2800 square feet
King and Full
6 guests maximum
La Aurora International Airport (GUA)
1 hour by car
...views over the rolling hills of central Guatemala!
Activities of Interest
- Art at Santo Domingo Del Cerro - This (free) sculpture park dedicated to the work of Efraín Recinos, the so-called “Guatemalan Picasso” is one of the best places to see contemporary art in the city.
- Learn to salsa - Antigua is among the best places in Central America to learn salsa and the city’s undisputed dancing queen is Nancy Gudiel, who runs the New Sensation dance studio.
- Shop for textiles and handicrafts - Local women in their embroidered huipiles (blouses) are walking advertisements for Guatemala’s textile heritage.
- Caoba Farms - Just 15 minutes from Antigua is Caoba Farms, an organic farm with a café serving up mouthwatering local Guatemalan fare, often with live music.
Places of Interest
- Cerro De La Cruz (20 mins) - This quaint city was rebuilt after the earthquakes of the 18th century on a grid pattern inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
- El Arco de Santa Catalina (5 mins) - Its arabesque-patterned stucco is evidence of the Moorish design trend in Spain at the time. The attached former monastery is also worth a look.
- Parque Central (10 mins) - Buzzing with activity, and bordered by cathedrals, fountains, trees and colonial buildings, the plaza is the best place to get a feel for the town.
- Church of San Francisco (15 mins) - Its spectacular colonial architecture, grand courtyard and ruined monastery make it an incredibly photogenic place to visit.
- Covered Parking
- Espresso Machine
- Pets (with Approval)
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Wireless Internet