Antigua Guatemala Blog – Travel and Lifestyle Guide


    Looking for information about visiting and living in Antigua Guatemala? You’ve come to the right place!

    Welcome to OkAntigua, a project I started more than six years ago as a place to document my journey from full-time US resident to explorer and traveler of the American continent. At first, my plans were to make a brief stop in Guatemala. But the country won me over, and I decided to stick around a little longer.

    Check out my Antigua Guatemala blog!

    Eventually, I started blogging about life in Antigua Guatemala. And what a beautiful place it is! So much so that I’ve put my plans to travel the world on hold for the time being, while I explore everything Central America has to offer. I’ve come to know many interesting people seeking information about Antigua and Guatemala in general as a place to visit and as a place to live, both short and long-term.

    All the information I’ve written – and a lot more – has been published in an electronic book, “Living in Antigua Guatemala“.

    If you’re more interested in visiting Antigua and knowing more about its traditions, history, culture and fun things to do here, take a look at my extensive travel guide, updated with the latest restaurant information for 2017: “Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide 2017.

    To help you get the most out of this site, I’ve arranged the most popular posts below to help you get answers to your most pressing questions about Antigua. I know that seeing is believing, so I’ve also included lots of pictures to give you a sense of Antigua and its people. It’s the site I wished had been available two years ago when I was planning to move here.

    I hope you enjoy the site and that you find it helpful!

    Photos of Antigua Guatemala

    Farmers Market in Antigua Guatemala

    Antigua Guatemala’s Mercado

    Colorful Fruits and Vegetables of Guatemala

    Interesting Doors of Antigua

    Beautiful Walls of Antigua

    Patron Saint Festivals in Antigua

    Living Next to Volcan Fuego

    The Prettiest Church in Antigua Guatemala (featured in a local magazine) 

    Busker of Antigua

    Maya Women in Antigua 

    Children’s Processions  – Holy Week

    New Year’s Celebrations in Antigua Guatemala (with video)

    Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala Part 1

    Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala Part 2

    Tour of Antigua Guatemala’s Mercado

    Living in Antigua

    Parque Central, Antigua Guatemala

    Fountain of the Sirens

    25 Lessons Learned Living in Antigua Guatemala

    7 Reasons Why Antigua Guatemala is Heaven for Expats

    The Cost of Real Estate in Antigua Guatemala

    How to Find the Right Community to Live in Antigua Guatemala

    How to Avoid Getting Lost in Antigua

    Cost of Living in Antigua Part 1

    Cost of Living in Antigua Part 2

    Getting Around Using Chicken Buses

    How to Bank in Antigua Guatemala

    Strategies for Renting Like a Local in Antigua Guatemala

    How to Extend Your Foreign Vehicle’s Import Permit

    How to Secure Internet Access in Antigua Guatemala

    Retiring in Antigua

    Pensionado Paperwork in Antigua

    Renewing Your Tourist Visa in Antigua

    How to Make an Inexpensive Visa Run to Mexico from Antigua

    How to Renew Your Tourist Visa Without Leaving Guatemala

    Things to Do in Antigua

    Cerro de la Cruz Antigua Guatemala

    Cerro de la Cruz

    Our Top Ten List of Things To Do in Antigua Guatemala

    Attending Patron Saint Festivals Around Antigua

    Staying Fit and Running in Antigua

    Attend Special Activities with Your Dog

    Have Lunch with a View at Earth Lodge Antigua

    Get a Magnificent View of Antigua from Cerro de la Cruz

    Visit an Incredible Art Museum in Santo Domingo del Cerro

    Hope you find a lot of useful information here. Stick around; there’s more to come. Sign up for my non-spammy newsletter and don’t miss a thing.


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