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Recent Antigua reviews

  • Beautifull and relaxing house

    "Catherine house was a very relaxing place to stay. We were lucky to be able to stay at the house before and after the delivery of my baby girl helping me and my husband to be tranquil and get prepared for the geat day, with the beautifull views of the volcanoes and the contryside, and with the special presence of the two charmy and clam dogs (Barley and Kaira) who accompanied us for long walks which helped me a lot. Catherine and her employees were always available during our stay at her house, they always were accessible for any questions that we had. I really really recommend to stay in that magical and spectacular house. I know that you will not regret it."
    Guest: ... Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: January 2, 2014
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  • Cute and safe

    "I loved this little apartment!! A friend and I stayed 4 days and it was the perfect place. Neat and clean with a very nice house keeper that comes in on the weekdays. It is about a 10 minute walk to businesses and a little further to the center of town. We loved making dinner and eating out on the patio. It is a very secure area with a security gate so we felt very safe. If I ever went back to Antigua, which is a very lovely place also, this would be the first place I would want to stay again. I would highly recommend it to any of my friends and family. It was very affordable and friendly. I probably wouldn't recommend it to families with small children though because of the concrete stairs but Becky has another unit she rents out that from what I could tell was very nice also and I don't think it had any stairs. I would say better suited for a couple or as in my case a few friends on vacation together as there is a futon to use that my friend thought was comfortable."
    Guest: Kelli Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
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  • Lovely home perfect for a writing sabbatical

    "My husband and I visited Casa Alegre for a week in August 2014 and had a wonderful time. I know Antigua well, but it was my husband's first trip. I spent the mornings in Spanish classes and he dedicated the week to writing, using the house as a home office. It was perfect for that purpose -- quiet, peaceful, with a lovely view, and all the convenience of being in a home instead of a hotel. The house is lovely, and very well-equipped, with a spacious master bedroom and bath. The neighbors were very friendly and offered tips on local excursions. The location is very convenient to Antigua's Gym, a grocery store, and several of Antigua's excellent restaurants. We spent most afternoons walking around Antigua, taking in the local sights, but the home would also be a perfect base for day-long or multi-day excursions. We plan to return and will absolutely stay in Casa Alegre again."
    Guest: TKM Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • great location

    "My son and I roomed in the Don Pedro apartment for three weeks this last July. We found the location to be excellent; few blocks from the plaza but far enough from the center's noise. The staff, and especially David, the manager, made every effort to make our stay special and comfortable and provided us with extra kitchen gadgets since we did not want to eat out every night. (The kitchen is not fully equipped but you may ask to borrow what you need). They also provide their guests with airport shuttles and have a tour agency they can refer you to for travel around the country. My son's wonderful Spanish academy, Ixchel Spanish School, is located two-and a half blocks away and so are several little shops nearby where you can buy many edibles including fresh made tortillas. The security of the building complex made us feel secure throughout our stay and the apartment has a safe where to store valuables. We will gladly stay again at El Marques de Antigua when we return to Antigua."
    Guest: jacqueline s. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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Antigua Travel Tips

Historical Beauty near Antigua Vacation Rentals

Antigua is a city known for its beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. In almost every part of city, there are magnificent churches, stately homes, and ancient and ornate facades. Even in the places where the architecture has been reduced to ruins as a result of earthquakes, there is still an air of former elegance. Visitors with an architectural or historical interest will love visiting Antigua where they can meander the streets and marvel at the city sights. Antigua is also a city rich with traditions and culture. When visiting the city, you'll find its cultural charm is captivating. Travelers who enjoy browsing through colorful markets for handcrafts will love the artisan stalls and beautiful, handcrafted items that represent age old Antiguan traditions.

Best Time of Year to Stay at Antigua Vacation Houses

Antigua is located in a highland valley and has a mild and temperate climate. The warmest months are April and May when temperatures average between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. April is also the start of the rainy season which tends to last until November. The dry season is between December and April. The majority of travelers come to Antigua in the dry season as the temperatures are still warm; getting around to sightsee is more pleasant in the dryer months.

Benefits of Renting Homes in Antigua

While Antigua is a beautiful city, it is a place where you need to be a little cautious. Tourists are often targets for theft and pickpocketing. Renting a vacation home in Antigua will give you an opportunity to mix with the locals and blend in. You won’t be hanging around hotel lobbies and advertising that you’re a foreigner. Many rental apartments are located close to the major tourist sites. This means you can get around easily using local transport. Most of the locals are friendly and will assist you in getting fresh produce from the markets or pointing you in the direction of the local grocer. It does help to be able to speak a bit of Spanish as that will make getting around much easier. The vacation homes in Antigua are characterized by the culture of the city and you can expect colorful vibrant décor and warm hospitality. Most are well equipped, providing you with a comfortable haven in a bustling city.

Must-See Attractions in Antigua

The Central Park or Plaza Mayor is at the very heart of the city. Beautiful landscaped gardens have paved walkways that expand in concentric circles and wind their way through tall trees. There are benches for sitting and people watching. The park is a popular leisure spot for the local Antiguans during the day. A fountain is at the center of the park. At night, the trees are often lit up with lights but visitors should exercise caution about hanging around the park after dark on their own. Surrounding the park are several majestic historic buildings which house the city hall and police office, the Inguat Tourist Agency and several smaller tourist-related stores, the city’s main banks and the magnificent cathedral.

If you would like to get a view of the city, follow the trail that runs up from the central park to the Cerro de la Cruz. This is a large cross located on a prominent hill just to the north of the city. The tourist police lead a free walk up to the cross twice daily and this is the best option for visitors. The walk is moderately strenuous and takes approximately 30 minutes each way. Once up on the hill, you can enjoy spectacular views over the city.

Guided cultural walking tours are great ways to learn about the history and culture of Antigua. The city lies in an earthquake zone and because of this, some of the city’s prominent historical sites are tumbled ruins. They are nevertheless still beautiful and if you catch the light just right, you can get some excellent photographs.

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