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If you are considering taking a lay day (or possible not everyone in your party wants to fish like a demon from dawn to dusk, there are several worthwhile sightseeing trips to consider while on your fishing trip in Guatemala. Some are definitely easier than others!

If you are only thinking about taking a single day between fishing in Guatemala, our best recommendation is for you to take an easy day trip to the old capital of Guatemala – Antigua.Antigua_Santa_Catalina.jpg

It is about an hour away from the Marina Pez Vela on good roads. Our company van will take your group of up to eight persons directly from your villa, resort or lodge to the town square of Antigua. From here you are free to wander the old cobblestone roads and ways of the town – populated by internet cafes, travel agencies, bars and cafes

 

antigua Semana Santa.jpgLa Antigua is noted for its very elaborate religious celebrations during Lent (Cuaresma), leading up to Holy Week (Semana Santa) and Easter (Pascua). Each Sunday in Lent, one on the local churches and parishes sponsor a series of processions through the streets of Antigua. This is by far the most popular week of the year to visit Antigua, and travelers can expect an extreme shortage of good accommodation – as well as restrictions in the town for parking and access – given the crowds.

Lake Atitlan – is a beautiful volcanic lake surrounded by high hills and dormant volcanoes. The lake is surrounded by a series of small villages named after the saints, each having their own personality and offering opportunities to shop, browse and absorb the colourful culture. The lake is renowned as the deepest lake in Central America, and although it has yet to be fully sounded, it is known to be at least 1000 ft deep at its deepest point. The region encompasses the lake and the towns around them. Panajachel is best known, and a good entry point, but more off the beaten track are San Pedro la Laguna or the "less party, more meditation" village of San Marcos.

    • The market at Chichi(castenango) – can be done as a (long) day trip, or more easily as an adjunct to a trip to Atitlan. The market (Thursday and Sunday) is one of the largest in the region and offers all of the usual shopping/bartering opportunities as well as local fare. Chichicastenango is well known for its famous market days where vendors sell Chichi2.jpghandicrafts, food, flowers, pottery, wooden boxes, condiments, medicinal plants, candles, pom and copal (traditional incense), cal (lime stones for preparing tortillas), grindstones, pigs and chickens, machetes, and other tools. In the central part of the market plaza are comedores (small eateries).Among the items sold are textiles, particularly the women's blouses. The manufacture of masks, used by dancers in traditional dances, such as the Dance of the Conquest, have also made this city well-known for woodcarving.

There are an incredible 33 volcanoes in Guatemala - in fact it becomes one of the lasting impressions of the landscape as you come to Guatemala whether for fishing or travelling.

Five of these are classes as active, with three within easy travel distance of the coast where you will be staying when fishing in Guatemala.

Probably the best known and most visited of these is Pacaya which is a popular day trip for visitors to Antigua.The volcano first erupted approximately 23,000 years ago and has managed it at least 23 times since.It rises to a height of 2,552 metresand after being dormant for a century erupted violently in 1965 and has been going pretty much continuously ever since.

When you are thinking of golf destinations, Guatemala may not be the first that comes to mind.
For a population of about 14 million living in a country roughly the size of Tennessee, golf remains largely an elitist sport, but that is starting to change. The country is home to five courses and to date has comfortably accommodated the country’s two thousand or so active players. La Reunion Antigua
The most recent addition to this stable of International courses is La Reunion located just 11 miles outside the old capital and world heritage site of Antigua.
The course is based within the 1380—acres of a former coffee plantation and in the shadows of four towering volcanoes—Agua, Fuego, Acatenango, and Pacaya. It has been appropriately named “Fuego Maya” or Mayan Fire – and was designed by renowned course architect Pete Dye. The course is relatively long, although even an average golfer should be able to complete the round in under 4 hours.Golf Guatemala

 


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Office: 00(502) 7934-62-20
Cell: 5966-4528 or 4065-1179

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