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Local Activities

Antigua is full of unique and memorable experiences for every kind of traveler. 😊

We have compiled a list of the most recommended activities.

Many of these trips are bookable through the Chabad Antigua website.

Only for Volcan Acatenango you must Whatsapp message +502 5554 0770 to RSVP. Enjoy!

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Acatenango Overnight Hike

Watching Volcan Fuego erupt is one of the highlights of any Central America trip.

You’ll spend the night in a cabin at a base camp on neighboring Volcan Acatenango that overlooks Volcan Fuego, which is famous for its frequent eruptions. (Like every 30 minutes or so!)

This is a challenging uphill hike, at a high altitude, but something no visitor to Guatemala should miss. 

Reach out to Chabad closer to your trip for more details about our daily trips!

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Hobbitenango and Altamira 

Hobbitenango is located in Vuelta Grande, just 20 minutes by car from Antigua.

The Hobbit-themed park includes a variety of activities, from bungee swings to axe-throwing, all included with the entrance fee. There are beautiful panoramic views of the Panchoy Valley and the surrounding volcanoes.

It is recommended to arrive in the afternoon and stay until sunset. 

Altamira is just a 15-minute walk away from Hobbitenango and a great place to enjoy nature with friends and family.  

zip line bicycle selfi museum 

Entrance Fee: 50Q

Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(We recommend using Uber or WhatsApp chabad at +502-5554-0770 to arrange a personal driver)

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Finca El Pilar

An amazing ecological park only a 10 minute drive away from Chabad Antigua.

El Pilar has several hiking trails at different fitness levels, an amazing view of the area, and three large natural pools of water for swimming.

The pool area also has showers and toilets for your convenience.

Entrance fee per person: For the pools - 60Q

For the walking routes - 50Q

Opening hours:

Every day from 8:00 - 17:00

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Finca Filadelphia Coffee Tour

A fascinating tour of the coffee plantations of Guatemala.

Learn about the coffee making process and taste  authentic Guatemalan coffee straight from the orchard!

Duration: 2 hours

Tour hours: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm

Price: $25 per person

Ask for an English tour.

* Book 24 hours in advance 

* The best tour is 11 AM 

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Cerveceria 14

Gorgeous brewery with many places to sit and relax with music and beautiful scenery 

HOURS 

Tuesday--sunday 8 AM-11PM

Choco Museo

Learn about the history of cacao, the cacao tree, and cacao in Guatemala. 🍫

The ChocoMuseo is a free museum in the heart of colonial Antigua, they also offer an in-house chocolate workshop daily for a fee. 

*Needs to be booked 24 hours in advance 

*It is not kosher 

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Pacaya Volcano Tour

An experience not to miss- hiking up a recently active volcano. 🌋

This hike is not overly strenuous and provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. The top of the volcano is hot and you can even roast marshmallows over the lava. 😋

The tour leaves daily at
1. 6:00 am (6:00) and returns 2:00 pm (14:00)
2. 2:00 pm (14:00) and returns at 9:00 pm (21:00)

The hike is about 1.5 hours each way

You can book the trip directly on our website. 100 Q Payment will be given directly to the driver. 

Entrance fee - 100 Q (paid at the entrance)

Optional Horse ride: 200 Q for each way

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Ziplining and Casa Santo Domingo

A cultural park with expansive views of all 3 of Antigua's volcanos, shops, museums and bars with a ziplining activity. ☀️

You must schedule this in advance and be at your hotel to catch the shuttle that leaves at 10:00 am, 12:30pm and 2:30 pm. 

Extreme Plus track- $45 (recommended)

Medium Extreme track- $37

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ATV and Motorbike Tours

Antigua offers multiple ATV tours for any style traveler. Half-day and full-day tours are available. 

We recommend a tour of the surrounding villages and factories, but there are also sunset tours 🌅 mountain tours 🌄 and coffee tours ☕️

 

For more details and registration visit the website or call Freddy and mention that Chabad sent you.

For 25Q-50Q discount, use code "CHABAD"

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La Aurora National Zoo

Considered one of the most beautiful zoos in Central America, La Aurora boasts an impressive collection of fauna and flora. 🐵

Roam the different areas of the zoo, cleverly divided by continent to visit all 287 species of animals. Less than an hour away from Antigua, La Aurora is the perfect low-impact day trip.

The Artisan Market

A covered market nestled in the heart of Antigua, filled with brightly colored textiles, jewelry, wooden handicraft and souvenirs.

 

Bargaining with the local vendors is expected and brings an authentic feel to your shopping experience. 🛍

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Antigua Earth Lodge

With a spectacular mountain side view boasting Guatemala's active volcanos and natural beauty, the Earth Lodge offers a range of exciting activities including musical events, a restaurant, bar, Yoga classes 🧘, an avocado farm, and much more! 

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Corazón de Agua

Hike in a beautiful forest area a short distance from the city. After a moderate hike, reach a spectacular viewpoint of the surrounding cities, volcanoes, and river. Try to spot some native Guatemalan wildlife such as toucans 🦜, ocelots, and white-tailed deer. Bring your own lunch and enjoy it in the eco park picnic area. 

Rock climbing in Antigua

The first bouldering gym in Antigua, built with the highest quality and safety standards. We have more than 40 standard routes and over +15,000 thanks to our Tension Board, a LED connected wall directly to your smartphone. We offer a range of activities courses, events and courses, for beginners to expert level. We also provide courses for belaying and outdoor climbing (in Amatitlan or Xela).

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Pastores

An Interesting neighborhood about 25 minutes from chabad that sells leather and you can see them make the leather stuff the easiest way to get there would be uber 

Eco Farms 
very suitable for children for specific activities please call them and ask what is available at the moment because it keeps on changing 

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Coaba farms 
 

Beautiful relaxed organic farm suitable for kids they have a playground it is a 5 minute walk from chabad 

HOURS

wedneday-sunday 

8 am-5 pm 

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