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Help Planning Our Honeymoon in Guatemala in June

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1. Posted by nolana (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

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Hey, I posted about the Costa Rican half of our honeymoon in a separate post, but I will be in Antigua, Guatemala from June 7 - 21st. I know this is the beginning of the rainy season but will we still be able to travel around?
We're both sport rock climbers (not traditional though) and have our own gear, is there anywhere to rock climb?
What are the local places (including non-touristy restaurants!) not to miss in Antigua?
We are both fairly active and adventurous - are the national parks far away from Antigua?
Neither of us speaks Spanish, so I'm guessing we would need to go with tour groups...
Any suggestions or advice would be more than welcome!

2. Posted by ppereira (Full Member 25 posts) 8y

Hi Nolana!
A great restaurant in Antigua Guatemala is Sangre (wines and international food) located in Calle del Arco (5 avenida), another one is Quesos y Vinos (Italian) just around the corner of Sangre, near La Merced Church. If you like a sports bar, Mono Loco is agreat option for nachos and beer!.

Tikal is a national park in Peten. You can go 1 day trip for $300 (airplane included). By land is 8 hrs. But it is WELL worth it!!!

We don't have much rock climbing in Guatemala, but there are bungee jumping and active volanoe (Pacaya Volcanoe for $10 a tour). You can book in Antigua Guatemala (there are a bunch of agencies)

If you are on your honey moon, consider Lake Atitlan, Go to San Pedro La Laguna for kayaking and solar pools (Q25 per person, US$1.00=Q7.50) or to San Marcos La Laguna for yoga and all types of massages. (US$10 shuttle from Antigua Guatemala)

If you want to see more pictures of Guatemala go to:

Good travelling!!!

Patty Pereira

3. Posted by nolana (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Thanks so much! The Kayaking and Solar Pools sounds fantastic! We will have to check out those restaurants and Tikal.