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Popular amenities for Antigua Guatemala vacation rentals

Stay near Antigua Guatemala's top sights

Arco de Santa Catalina83 locals recommend
Hotel Casa Santo Domingo97 locals recommend
Central Park91 locals recommend
Cerro de la Cruz171 locals recommend
La Merced Church87 locals recommend
Porta Hotel Antigua9 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Antigua Guatemala

  • Total rentals

    2.2K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    95K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    850 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    600 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    270 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Antigua Guatemala

All About Antigua

With stunning, pastel-colored architecture visible on every street, Antigua is a historic city in the central highlands of Guatemala surrounded by active volcanoes. The city withstood massive earthquakes in 1541 and volcanic eruptions in 1773, and its remaining ruins are protected World Heritage sites. You can wander along cobblestone streets lined with jacaranda trees past buildings in the signature Barroco antigueño style — such as the governmental Palace of the Captains General, the Antigua Guatemala Cathedral, and the convent and church Las Capuchinas — and note the distinctive decorative stucco and and low bell towers.

Beyond these stately structures, Antigua comes to life in its many markets, where you’ll find handmade purple corn tortillas, fresh mangos and pineapples, and other mouthwatering goodies as you wind through the indoor and outdoor walkways of the central market. Or browse the Antigua Mercado de Artesanías for traditional artisan goods such as rugs, jewelry, and handmade weavings.

As you wander the city’s narrow streets, popping into cafes and markets, the trio of volcanoes bordering the city beacons. These peaks, called the Three Sisters — Acatenango, Agua, and Fuego — can be explored along hiking or horseback trails. Outside the city, you can also explore local coffee farms, where some of the country’s world renowned beans are produced. Or just soak up the views from the elevated Cerro de la Cruz — the Hill of the Cross.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Antigua Guatemala

With moderate weather year round, there is no bad time of the year to secure your rental house in Antigua. However, there is a rainy season that lasts from May until September, which is important to keep in mind when planning outdoor activities. The rain usually only lasts a few hours, however, giving you plenty of time to explore around the downpours. Pack rain gear if you’re planning to travel during this time.

In August, you can take in the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Asunción and observe the small parades and gatherings as people celebrate the patron of Guatemala. November through April usually brings much drier weather and is a great time to go on hikes or head out to explore one of the nearby volcanoes.


Top things to do in Antigua Guatemala

Cerro de la Cruz

From the top of Cerro de la Cruz, you can get sweeping views of the town of Antigua, the surrounding emerald green hills, and the soaring silhouette of Volcán de Agua. You can reach the viewpoint, designated by a prominent cross, via a relatively steep climb from the historic center of Antigua, or you can take a taxi to the top.

Pacaya

A little over an hour south of Antigua is one of the region’s most-visited sites, the Pacaya volcano. The hike to the top takes around two hours, and along the way, you’ll get amazing views of the surrounding area. At the peak, you can admire the moon-like atmosphere, complete with lumps of hardened lava and rocks hot enough to roast marshmallows, or watch a spectacular sunset.

The Plaza Central Park

Antigua’s main square hosts beautifully landscaped gardens and fountains surrounded by imposing Spanish-style buildings, the most striking of which is the Santa Catalina Arch, a yellow archway that straddles Fifth Avenue North and is topped with a clock tower. The walkway above the street used to serve as a pathway for the cloistered nuns that resided at the Santa Catalina convent to pass from one wing to the other without interacting with the public. The square is a wonderful place to sit back with a coffee or ice cream and people-watch.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Antigua Guatemala?

    Antigua Guatemala experiences a tropical climate with a wet and dry season. The average temperature is around 70°F (21°C) throughout the year. The wettest months are from May to October, while the driest months are from November to April.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Antigua Guatemala?

    In Antigua Guatemala, you can explore the rich history at the Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture like the Church of La Merced, engage in artisanal workshops to learn traditional weaving techniques, or partake in a coffee tour to learn about the famous Guatemalan coffee production process.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Antigua Guatemala?

    The most popular time to visit Antigua Guatemala is during the dry season, from November to April. This period includes the famous Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations in March or April, featuring colourful processions and traditional alfombras (carpet) art.

  • What are the best places to stay in Antigua Guatemala?

    The Central Park area is frequently suggested for its close proximity to historical sites and local markets. The San Pedro Las Huertas and Jocotenango neighborhoods are also popular, known for their quiet environment and scenic views.

  • What are the best places to visit in Antigua Guatemala?

    The most popular places to visit in Antigua Guatemala include the Santa Catalina Arch, the Cathedral of San José, and the Capuchinas Convent, all known for their colonial architecture. The vibrant Mercado de Artesanias is an often recommended place to shop for local crafts.

  • What are some hiking trails in Antigua Guatemala?

    Antigua Guatemala has several hiking trails around its surrounding volcanoes. The trails up the Acatenango Volcano and the Pacaya Volcano are the most popular, providing breathtaking views of the landscape.

  • What are some family activities to do in Antigua Guatemala?

    Families in Antigua Guatemala can spend a day at the Children's Museum, explore the ChocoMuseo where they can learn about chocolate-making, or participate in a family cooking class to create traditional Guatemalan dishes.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Antigua Guatemala?

    Day trips from Antigua Guatemala often involve exploring nearby natural sites. Hiking the active Pacaya Volcano or visiting the serene Lake Atitlán, surrounded by three majestic volcanoes, are popular choices. The Iximche Mayan ruins are also frequently suggested.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Antigua Guatemala?

    Experience the best of Antigua Guatemala with our house rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there tiny house rentals with a dedicated workspace in Antigua Guatemala?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 tiny house rentals in Antigua Guatemala featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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