Welcome to Antigua
While Antigua's churches, plazas and markets throb with activity, the town is also a global hot spot with a laid back vibe, thanks to the dozens of Spanish-language schools that operate here. Outside the city, Maya communities, coffee plantations and volcanoes offer ample opportunities for exploration.
Through the course of its history, this city has suffered earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and virtual abandonment. But in recent decades it has re-emerged with a vengeance, buoyed by the pride of its inhabitants. No wonder Antigua remains Guatemala's most visited destination.