We finally made it out of Guatemala City today when we visited Antigua, the old colonial capital. It was raining on us as we traveled through the mountains, getting quite foggy at times as we gained elevation. We thought our prospects of a rain-free visit were looking pretty slim and were wondering if we would simply arrive, drive through and have to make our way back out.
Thankfully, it was not raining when we arrived and we were able to find a parking spot and enjoy a few hours of wandering through the streets, as well as a delicious lunch of traditional Mexican food at Frida’s. It felt great to be out and about in a more touristy area and the city is beautiful with its colonial architecture. We’re looking forward to returning later in September when we’ll be staying for a couple of nights.
The Santa Catalina arch:
Looking south towards Volcán de Aqua, which rises to 12,356 feet: