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- Very nice zoo. My kids loved it , definitely will be back here. It was worth the trip from Antigua to the Zoo. I liked the guacamayas the most.Written 1 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a beautiful area with lots of shops, dining and green-spaces. Very safe, modern and a great place to walk around, browse and chat with friends.Written 28 November 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Many options for everyone to enjoy a great family day.
Children and teens will see that there is always something to do and to see.
A good amussement park for the whole family.
The zoo is a great walk experience.
There are many food options and the personnel are nice people.Written 10 October 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It is a mixed occupancy area, many hotels, a great variety of restaurants for all tastes, office space, apartment buildings, condominiums, boutiques, drug stores ( pharmacies )
There is a Coffe shop/restaurant chain calles SAN MARTIN, affordable prices, there is also a McDonalds across the street from this place, and many hotels.
Not to be missed are two Greek Restaurants, DEL GRIEGO and the other MYKONOS, large menus to satisfy any apetite. For Hotels you have the Radisson, The Westin, Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Courtyard by Marriott, etcWritten 9 February 2020
- In all my travels, this has easily become one of my all time favorite museums. It's off the beaten path on a university campus and quite small, but even so their collection is impressive. We had the museum all to ourselves, which made it all the more special. We first had the option of choosing which video to watch before going to the exhibit-- we chose the one focusing more on textiles in Guatemala which was an interesting overview to the creation of textiles and how they vary by location/status. Walking through the exhibit rooms, the museum was expertly curated with dioramas, textiles, mannequins wearing clothing, maps, and information plaques in Spanish and English. I was amazed that some of the items were not obscured by glass... something that would never happen here in the US! The gift shop was quite large for such a small museum, and had some great items to purchase including lovely little wooden tea boxes with a woven textile as a lid. This museum was a highlight of our trip to Guatemala and is not to be missed!Written 26 December 2022
- If you are visiting Ciudad de Guatemala, make sure to do not miss its high-end "Plaza Fontabella" mall, right at the heart of its affluent "Zona Rosa". With an attractive architectural project, which even includes a very Spanish "Plaza Mayor", you'll be able to shop and eat at a modern, comfortable and safe mall. Enjoy!Written 31 July 2020
- Eric is a fantastic guide! He made the tour to Antigua to the most exciting experience. He speaks a very good English and is very helpful.Written 22 March 2022
- This was my first mall to visit when I was in Guatemala. It’s amazing how nice and great their malls are compared to the ones we have in the US. This place has areas opened to the outside so you get to enjoy Guatemala’s great weather and nature while shopping. While this place is considered smaller than others they do have a lot of shopping and dining options. This is a must when in the area.Written 23 May 2018
- I wrote to Hector stating I was coming to Guatemala for a wedding. I was interested in someone picking me up at hotel in Guatemala City, giving a quick tour of the City, then quick tour of Antigua and then dropping me off at the wedding site, in Atitlan. He was very quick to respond. Answered all questions and made suggestions. Roberto was at the hotel about 15 minutes before our scheduled 7 am pickup and provided an excellent tour, and delivered us to wedding venue hotel around 4 pm
I was really impressed that a couple days before the tour, Hector contacted me, before I could contact him, to confirm all details. I recommend this tour company.
One note-- the traffic in Guatemala is horrific, so make sure you include build in extra time into any itinerary.Written 6 December 2022
- We flew in from London and had Guatemala Adventures put together a bespoke 14 day trip for us which we then modified several times with them, which they were happy to do.
Our email and then Whatsapp communication was excellent, our drivers, guides and vehicles (except one) clean and in good condition and we had a wonderful holiday. This despite the fact that our El Mirador helicopter flight got cancelled due to it having to have a service a few days before we were to fly on it. The agency kept us informed, provided several alternative trips (at their own expense) and re-imbursed us the cancelled helicopter flights promptly.
We can highly recommend Guatemala Adventure for their professionalism and especially would like to thank Lorenn for always being on call and for looking after us.Written 4 December 2022
- Mario was booked through our travel agent Martsam travel and he was a fantastic guide to show us up. Mario is incredible friendly, accommodating, knowledgable about the volcano as well as the nature and region around it, he's simply a lot of fun to be with and made the trip a very exciting and special experience for my girlfriend and me.
Especially for the last bit, I would recommend to wear actual hiking shoes, as you will walk on lava stone so you make sure your ankles are firm, then it will be much easier than just with hiking shoes. Going up closer to the cone and actually seeing hot red lava is super exciting.
Everything else, Mario took care of, he also prepared a nice picnic for us before we went down again and his home baked banana bread was just yummy.
Thank you very much, Marco, we hope to see you again!Written 16 December 2019
- Prior to coming from Guatemala, I booked 3 Day tours on the Gray Line website. All of them were group tours.
1) Antigua Half Day - $30.40 per person. This is a walking tour. We were picked up at 8 am and returned at around 1 pm. We spent 3 hours walking around and 1 hour was lunch. Lunch is not included. The drive to Antigua takes around 1 hour. Coming back there was more traffic.
2) Tikal Full Day Tour - $306 per person including airfare, transfer, entrance, guide and lunch. Pick up was 4:30 am for a 6:30 am flight on Tag Airlines. The return flight is 6:30 pm. Flight time is 1 hour. We spent a total of 4 hours in Tikal not including lunch.
3) Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan and Panajachel - $52 per person. Lunch is not included. Pick up was 6:30 am and we returned to the hotel around 6 pm. This area is around 3 hours from Guatemala City. They only offer this tour on Thursdays and Sundays since those are the only 2 days for the market. The market is busy and we literally saw someone get pick pocketed. Not someone from our group since Juan Pablo told us to be very careful.
Everything was paid online with a credit card and I even had a 10% and 20% discount by applying a discount code. We were staying in the Westin Camino Real and pick up was very prompt for every tour.
The vans they used were clean and new. The vans were never completely full so there was room to spread out which was nice. For the Antigua and Chichicastenango tours, we had the same tour guide - Juan Pablo. Since these were group tours, we had to pick up and drop off other passengers at different hotels. Juan Pablo would have to alternate between speaking in Spanish and in English.
The Tikal tour is worth the price and effort. We enjoyed visiting Tikal very much. The only issue we had was when we flew back from Flores to Guatemala. Gray Line was supposed to pick us up but we saw no one at the airport. Someone offered to call them and they said the driver was running late due to traffic. I couldn't really understand them and I thought they said we could take the hotel transfer and they would pay for that transfer. When I asked the hotel shuttle, they said we had to wait 30 minutes. I tried to communicate with Gray Line again via WhatsApp but they didn't respond so we ordered an Uber to take us back to the hotel. It wasn't expensive (18 GTQ) but that really wasn't the point. We saw other travel companies are the airport picking up people. Not sure why Gray Line couldn't account for the traffic. It could have been we were the only 2 people in the group flying back so we weren't really important. When I sent them a message the next day, their response was we booked a Group Transfer so the expectation was it was a 30 minute wait. This was the first time I heard this. My expectation of a group transfer is that we will go to other hotels to drop off people - not that we would have to wait 30 minutes for a pick up.
Other than this issue, all of our tours were great and I would recommend them.Written 16 December 2019
- Relatively close to the city, has horse back ride, animal seeing, in winter a small waterfall, canoping, and lots of other ammenities.
Very good decks to watch the sunset, cool spots for pictures.
It also has lots of spots for hiking, cicling etc
The food is becoming better .
Spots to camp are good as well.
Lots os security which is good.Written 10 March 2018