Not All the Roads in Antigua are Cobble-stoned

Side dirt Road between Santa Ana & San Cristobal El Bajo

Not all the roads in La Antigua Guatemala are cobble-stoned, some side roads that travel the distance between villages or coffee plantations could be simple dirt path like the one shown above. But even this dirt road can sometimes lead you to jewels like that one I found the other day tucked, as Suzanne pointed out, between Santa Ana village and San Cristobal El Bajo. Thanks to Suzanne, now I know that the name of the ruins is Santa Isabel. The view you see in the photograph above is looking towards Santa Ana village from the Santa Isabel Ruins.

Best wishes to El Canche in his ‘official’ launch of version 2.0! Boy, you were missed greatly.

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  • Where I grew up the roads were dirt and then covered with gravel and then a misture of gravel and tar and finally to what we call black top. I remember when the road was so soft that it would cause people on bicycles to wreck.

    Nice shot.

    Dirt roads are very nice until it rains a lot.

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  • Jerry

    Now, this road would scare me. I would be concerned about the closeness of the trees to the road and would worry about bandits in the bushes. (See Rudy, I am not invincible)! I never really got scared in your beautiful country, but tried to travel with my eyes open and avoid scary places. Keep up the great work, and don’t get discouraged when folks are negative. Your work is great and many of us love your site. I am planning my next trip to Gua and saving money to come there as soon as I can.

  • Diane

    Is “Santa Ana Village” the same as the section of Antigua known as “Santa Ana?” I am wondering because of a rental house we are looking at that is in the Santa Ana section of Antigua. It doesn’t LOOK like a home that would be down that dirt road, but then again, I don’t know much about the area. Would appreciate any information on this area. Thanks!

  • Dianne, yes Santa Ana village is the same as Santa Ana. Remember this is a side road between coffee plantations. If you have any doubts about the roads or near by streets from your possible rental house, better to ask your dealer for more photos of the area.