Antigua Guatemala Blog – Travel and Lifestyle Guide

Antigua Guatemala in Color - Mercado

Looking for information about visiting and living in Antigua Guatemala? You’ve come to the right place!

Welcome to OkAntigua, a project I started more than six years ago as a place to document my journey from full-time US resident to explorer and traveler of the American continent. At first, my plans were to make a brief stop in Guatemala. But the country won me over, and I decided to stick around a little longer.

Check out my Antigua Guatemala blog!

Eventually, I started blogging about life in Antigua Guatemala. And what a beautiful place it is! So much so that I’ve put my plans to travel the world on hold for the time being, while I explore everything Central America has to offer. I’ve come to know many interesting people seeking information about Antigua and Guatemala in general as a place to visit and as a place to live, both short and long-term.

All the information I’ve written – and a lot more – has been published in an electronic book, “Living in Antigua Guatemala“.

If you’re more interested in visiting Antigua and knowing more about its traditions, history, culture and fun things to do here, take a look at my extensive travel guide, updated with the latest restaurant information for 2017: “Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide 2017.

To help you get the most out of this site, I’ve arranged the most popular posts below to help you get answers to your most pressing questions about Antigua. I know that seeing is believing, so I’ve also included lots of pictures to give you a sense of Antigua and its people. It’s the site I wished had been available two years ago when I was planning to move here.

I hope you enjoy the site and that you find it helpful!

Photos of Antigua Guatemala

Farmers Market in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala’s Mercado

Colorful Fruits and Vegetables of Guatemala

Interesting Doors of Antigua

Beautiful Walls of Antigua

Patron Saint Festivals in Antigua

Living Next to Volcan Fuego

The Prettiest Church in Antigua Guatemala (featured in a local magazine) 

Busker of Antigua

Maya Women in Antigua 

Children’s Processions  – Holy Week

New Year’s Celebrations in Antigua Guatemala (with video)

Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala Part 1

Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala Part 2

Tour of Antigua Guatemala’s Mercado

Living in Antigua

Parque Central, Antigua Guatemala

Fountain of the Sirens

25 Lessons Learned Living in Antigua Guatemala

7 Reasons Why Antigua Guatemala is Heaven for Expats

The Cost of Real Estate in Antigua Guatemala

How to Find the Right Community to Live in Antigua Guatemala

How to Avoid Getting Lost in Antigua

Cost of Living in Antigua Part 1

Cost of Living in Antigua Part 2

Getting Around Using Chicken Buses

How to Bank in Antigua Guatemala

Strategies for Renting Like a Local in Antigua Guatemala

How to Extend Your Foreign Vehicle’s Import Permit

How to Secure Internet Access in Antigua Guatemala

Retiring in Antigua

Pensionado Paperwork in Antigua

Renewing Your Tourist Visa in Antigua

How to Make an Inexpensive Visa Run to Mexico from Antigua

How to Renew Your Tourist Visa Without Leaving Guatemala

Things to Do in Antigua

Cerro de la Cruz Antigua Guatemala

Cerro de la Cruz

Our Top Ten List of Things To Do in Antigua Guatemala

Attending Patron Saint Festivals Around Antigua

Staying Fit and Running in Antigua

Attend Special Activities with Your Dog

Have Lunch with a View at Earth Lodge Antigua

Get a Magnificent View of Antigua from Cerro de la Cruz

Visit an Incredible Art Museum in Santo Domingo del Cerro

Hope you find a lot of useful information here. Stick around; there’s more to come. Sign up for my non-spammy newsletter and don’t miss a thing.


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Published by Rich Polanco

Fan of dogs + all things tech. Love a great pizza. My goal is not to travel to every country in the world. I only want to get to know my favorite ones REALLY well. Check out the big bio here. Follow @RichPolanco and connect on Facebook. Currently exploring: Guatemala.