Founded in 1543 in the shadow of three volcanoes, Antigua de Guatemala (commonly referred to as “La Antigua”),was the country’s capital city for two centuries. It boasts grand Baroque architecture, superb cultural attractions, and breathtaking natural beauty. La Antigua has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was voted one of the Top Five Cities in Central and South America by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2013.
Stroll Antigua’s cobblestone streets and discover the history behind its most famous churches and ruins, including San Jose Cathedral, La Merced, and La Recolecciòn. Spend some time in the fascinating Museum of Colonial Art, followed by a relaxing meal at a café in the city’s famous Central Park. Tour the Capuchinas Convent, or pick up a keepsake of your Guatemalan travels at the craft market.
There is so much to do and see here in La Antigua and the surrounding area that you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit overwhelmed by your options. That’s why the Posada de Don Rodrigo offers a range of fantastic tours – some organized by our hotel, others in partnership with local tour operators – to help you get the most out of your visit.
Witness firsthand the mesmerizing history of the city of La Antigua, as told through its churches and monuments. You’ll tour landmarks including:
… and much more. This tour lasts around four hours.
See Guatemala from an entirely different perspective! As a participant in an Antigua Canopy Tour, you’ll sail high in the sky from platform to platform via horizontal double zip lines. Choose between two different tours – Forest Express and Canyon Express – and bring your camera, because both tours include walks through the woods with spectacular wildlife views. Each tour lasts an average of two hours once you arrive at the your venue.
Coffee is one of Guatemala’s finest exports. On this tour, you’ll learn about how it’s cultivated on this plantation, whose history dates back well over a century. You’ll also have a chance to enjoy a hot cup of homegrown coffee while watching a documentary video on coffee cultivation in Guatemala. This tour lasts around two hours.
La Antigua’s museums are world famous, containing an impressive collection of religious art, sculpture, furniture and murals depicting colonial life. You’ll tour some of the top museums in the area, including:
This tour lasts around three hours.
Travel to Pacaya Volcano National Park via shuttle or private transportation, and take a one-and-a-half hour hike to the base of the volcano; you’ll watch newly forming lava rivers and eruptions before climbing back down and heading back into town. A truly unforgettable experience!
Travel on horseback along the foothills of the Volcán de Agua overlooking Antigua.
This tour leaves from the hotel and passes through the picturesque villages of San Juan del Obispo, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja and San Pedro Las Huertas, as well as through a macadamia estate.