Asian Tourists Have Arrived to Antigua Guatemala

Asian Tourists Have Arrived Antigua Guatemala

La Antigua Guatemala is very culturally rich and enchanting town; thus it comes as no surprise that La Antigua Guatemala is the premier touristic destination in Central America. Antigua Guatemala has evolved into a cosmopolitan city to accommodate travelers and tourists who choose to spend some time in this 500-year old Spanish Colonial Town embedded between coffee plantations, flower farms and volcanoes in the highlands of Northern Central America.

So far most of the visitors have come from North America and Europe. However, it is quite common to see Asian tourists stroll around town; and when I mean Asians, I mean the entire continent.

In the words of Jeannine who recently commented about Antigua Guatemala:

…it feels sooo good to know that I’ll be back in one of my favorite cities in the world !! ( though for me it’s more like a nice little village actually, cause people are so kind and open, everyone says hello, you can always find strangers to chat with in Parque Central and when you’re there for two weeks, you always seem to meet the same people all over town almost every day. I so love Antigua and reading your blog every day makes the time till the next vacation shorter ;o) !

How about you, do you feel welcome when you’re in La Antigua Guatemala?

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  • jen

    I felt like I was at home for the entirety of the 6 months I stayed. So much so, that now that I am “home”…it doesn’t feel quite right. Even though it is 5 years later. I plot and plan, daily, to ExPat to Guatemala. I LOVE ANTIGUA. I LOVE GUATEMALA.  🙂 

  • … wow, now I really feel honored that you even put my comment on the main page!! Thanks so much !! Your great blog and beautifu Antigua deserve all the credit they get, that’s for sure.  I keep telling everyone here they should go to Guatemala on vacation, cause it’s the most enchanting place and you won’t find nicer, kinder people anywhere.  Sad to hear how many people don’t go there because they think it’s so dangerous and I keep telling them it isn’t. Especially as a female solo traveler it’s very comfortable and I always felt totally safe eveywhere I went.  Visiting some lovely villages like San Juan Atitan high up in the mountains and being the ONLY tourist/foreigner there, is a once in a lifetime experience and even though I would love to repeat this over and over again, I know that the people depend on tourists as often the only source of income, so folks from all over the world, come to Guatemala !! See why we have fallen so much in love with the scenery and the people. Experience their heartfelt welcome and feel at home wherever you go. ( Hey… maybe I should work for the Guatemalan Tourist Info in Europe ? ;o) lol !! ) Can’t wait for next spring to come to Antigua again…

  • Richard

    Antigua is a friendly city and has been since our first visit to Antigua 30 years ago.   People were helpful and friendly even during the Civil War.
    In other countries vendors ignore tourists as soon as they realize that you are not going to buy something, but that is still not the case in Antigua.   We think of Antigua as another home town.