How to Spend the Weekend in Antigua, Guatemala

How to Spend the Weekend in Antigua, Guatemala

Planning a weekend trip to Antigua, Guatemala? Lucky you! Weekends are the best time to explore Antigua as there is so much going on that doesn’t happen during the week. In this post, I’m going to talk you through my perfect weekend Itinerary to ensure you make the most of your weekend in Antigua

Saturday

Early Breakfast at Union Cafe

This is one of my favorite spots in Antigua, they have amazing coffee and smoothies. Get there early and fill up on overnight oats. Make sure you leave some time for your breakfast to settle though, yoga next!

Yoga in the park

At 9:30 every Saturday Lauren and Irene from Shakti Shala offer a FREE community yoga class in Union Park in partnership with Union Cafe. The deal is you get the yoga class free and you pre-order a smoothy from Union Cafe for 35Q for after the class. This is such a great deal and both Lauren and Irene are incredible yoga teachers! Make sure you follow them on Instagram and Facebook too.

Caoba Farm

Once your class is finished and you have enjoyed your smoothie you are going to head down to Caoba Farm. It’s a 20-minute walk down 5 Avenida, there is a free shuttle that picks up close to the Central Park or jump in a Tuk Tuk for 15Q per person.

Saturday is the market day so you can shop for local produce, eat some amazing food (best pizza in Guatemala), listen to live music and even take a free class. The classes differ every week from Zumba to Tai Chi.  You are going to want to spend a few hours here exploring and relaxing.

Bar Crawl

It’s time to get your Gladrags o and hit the town! I have created a special Antigua Nightlife Tour on Walkli which you can download here. There are plenty of places on this tour that also offer great food. Take a read of each one and feel free to skip through any that don’t suit you.

 

Sunday

Enjoy the best Brunch in Antigua Guatemala

You are probably going to want to take it easy today if you went out last night? So I would say you have 2 options for Brunch in Antigua Guatemala:

  1. Breakfast Club – It serves breakfast/ brunch all day and it’s on a terrace so the views are incredible. They have a great breakfast menu served all day. Comfy seats and great wifi!
  2. Cafe Condesa – If you are really hungry then this place does an amazing all you can eat brunch for 70Q including tea and Coffee. They serve brunch until 1 pm only on a Sunday

Take a Historic Walk in Antigua

Once you have eaten and got some caffeine inside you it’s time to explore the city. Antigua is a UNESCO world heritage site and it is full of beautiful ruins. The ones you are able to enter you will have to pay a small entrance fee. But even if you don’t want to go in you will be able to get a great street view.

I have created a walking tour of all of the key ruins in Antigua. You can download the map at Walkli and it starts at Cerro De La Cruz

Street food in Antigua Guatemala

Finish off your day by heading up to Iglesia La Merced on 1a Calle to get yourself some street food.

How to spend a day in Antigua Guatemala

There are 3 places I recommend Selina or Yellow House Hostel if you are looking for a hostel. Alternatively, if you want an Airbnb I can’t recommend this house enough. The owner Chelsea is a very good friend and I stayed in the larger one last time I was in Antigua. For hotels, I recommend Hotel Mesón de María, Barbara’s Boutique Hostel, or Hotel Paseo de la Merced.

Would you like up to $29 off Airbnb? Just use this link.

 

How to Spend the Weekend in Antigua, Guatemala

 

I’ve added links below for all of my Antigua Itineraries just in case you have more or less time:

Guatemala Guides | Things to know before visiting Antigua, Guatemala

Guatemala Guides | How to Spend 4 days in Antigua

How to Spend the Weekend in Antigua, Guatemala

Guatemala Guides | How to Spend 2 days in Antigua, Guatemala

Guatemala Guides | How to spend a day in Antigua Guatemala

Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip?  To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with. 
  • Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there. 
  • Worldpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Worldpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership! 
  • Book a Way – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then bookaway.com is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and cars.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review. 
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration. 
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.

Claire Summers

Dancer, producer, traveller, photographer, cake maker, dog lover and knitter of Christmas scarfs.

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