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La Antigua Guatemala Site de Viajes Ya de Espanol

The travel site about La Antigua that we like most about is being translated into Spanish. See this link for the Spanish version. See this link for the same travel site in English. Advertisements

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Jungle Party Hostel and Restaurant

After remodeling, Jungle Party hostel in Antigua Guatemala is one of the leading Antigua hostels on the west side of town. The restaurant has gourmet pizza by the slice or whole pizza, salads and sandwiches, juices and breakfast (guests get … Continue reading

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Safety in Antigua: Citywide Surveillance System Being Installed

Sixty videocameras are being placed around Antigua, Guatemala, and should be surveilling away by high season. Last year saw just 19 assaults on tourists, but authorities want to bring that number down in 2014. Even with increased security, it’s always … Continue reading

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Weekly Poker Game in La Antigua

 Pappy’s BBQ hosts a  Texas Hold ’em cash game every Wednesday at 8 PM. Q50 buy-in. No word on whether it is No Limit or Limit.

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Fresh Eruptions at Volcan Fuego near Antigua

Activity has been on the upswing for the past week, and it’s beginning to look as if this will continue. If visiting La Antigua soon, the best time for photos is after dark. See Volcan Fuego Erupts for the latest … Continue reading

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The Snug — Antigua’s Newest Bar

This hole-in-the-wall bar takes me back to New York in the Seventies. Nothing bright, shiny or new here, just a one-room bar with cold beer, cool people and top shelf liquor. The Snug is on Calle 5, on the same … Continue reading

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New Bar in Antigua Guatemala

La Morena is the new bar in town. It’s around the corner from Ocelot and Lava, whose also is the madman behind La Morena. When standing at the front door of the cathedral in Parque Central (facing it), go left … Continue reading

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Eruptions at Volcan Fuego and Pacaya

Both volcanoes have entered a new cycle of activity, with strombolic eruptions and ash. No lava yet reported at Fuego, but it’s been making a lot of noise here in Antigua and putting on a great show at night. If … Continue reading

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New Hostel in Antigua

The Banana Azul (Blue Banana) is the newest hostel in La Antigua. It’s on 3rd Street between 7th AVenue and St. Lucia Avenue.

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Black Cat Hostel Closes

The Black Cat Hostel (Gato Negro) in La Antigua has closed both their locations. There are no plans to reopen.

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