Candelaria Antigua Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
Next stop a slightly odd detour to Guatemala in central America. Originally we had arranged to meet the team from Wildhearts (one of the social enterprises Bob works with back in the UK) in Ecuador to visit some of their micro finance clients. That fell through though, apparently it was considered a little dangerous to travel to certain parts of …
... is the best place for architecture that we have gone to so far. It is a beautiful blend of colonial buildings and five-hundred year-old churches. The streets there are all made of cobblestone, and if you want to take a tuk-tuk anywhere you are in for a bumpy ride. It was a lot like Granada (Nicaragua), but much more than in Granada you can walk a few blocks in any direction and find yourself at a crumbling ruin ...
Today we left our remote patch of tropical paradise bound for the pretty town of Antigua in Guatemala. After spending a little longer than anticipated in Mexico we decided to speed things along a little by flying from Belize City to Guatemala City. There was really only one option and that was to take a tiny 8 person plane for two hours stopping briefly in Flores. It was truly spectacular. We sat right behind the pilots and watched them operate all the millions of buttons as we smoothly ...
... pretty much everyone is in the fat to obese weight range – I personally think Guatemala as a nation is the fattest – more so than Mexico, and I don’t think I saw a single attractive one while I was there BUT all that aside, I absolutely loved it as a country.
Scenery was amazing, prices were cheap and there was so many things to see and do. I had the option, and did the balance of the backpacking and drinking side (in some ways it was nice to stay in ...
... and we all had to disembark, make our way to another gate and wait for another plane. We boarded another plane and we finally arrived in Guatemala City 3 hours behind schedule. We were afraid our hotel airport transfer wouldn't be there. But he was thank goodness, holding a sign with my name! And based on how much he paid for parking, he was waiting for 3 hours! The ride to Antigua took around 45 mins and the way they drive, well there are no road rules ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking