Things To Do In Antigua Guatemala

While you could easily spend days on end wandering the cobbled streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antigua Guatemala, it also worth venturing outside of the city to explore the surrounding area. Our top picks for what to do outside of the city itself include a visit to Chichicastenango, or 'Chichi' as it's known by the locals, which is a mountain village that has a brilliant traditional market twice a week; and Iximche archaeological site which is best seen on a helicopter trip from the city to admire these pre-Colombian ruins in all their glory. For more on our recommendations of things to do in and around Antigua Guatemala, take a look below.

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Chichicastenango

Central America > Guatemala > Antigua Guatemala

The mountain village of Chichicastenango, three hours from Antigua, is especially worth visiting on Thursdays and Sundays when indigenous Mayans from the surrounding villages come to trade at the market. Read more

Iximche

Central America > Guatemala > Antigua Guatemala

Perched on top of a fortified hilltop, and surrounded by a deep moat, sits the pre-Colombian archaeological site of Iximche. Read more

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