Top 7 adventures in Antigua, Guatemala with Maya Trails

2024-02-13T18:53:50-05:00February 13th, 2024|

Antigua Guatemala, with its cobblestone streets and well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture, is a city that offers a unique blend of history, culture and outdoor adventures. Here are the top 7 adventurous activities you can enjoy in and around Antigua with Maya Trails:

1. Hiking and/or camping Acatenango Volcano:
Acatenango is one of the most iconic volcanoes in the region and the hike to its summit is a challenging yet rewarding adventure. The trek usually takes a full day, and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of nearby Fuego Volcano erupting and the beautiful surrounding landscapes.

2. Pacaya Volcano trek and cooking pizza over the lava:
For a less strenuous but equally exciting volcano experience, consider hiking Pacaya Volcano. The trek takes you through lava fields and you can often see flowing lava. The hike is generally shorter, making it suitable for a half-day adventure. And cooking your own pizza and s’mores over the lava is the icing on the cake! Check out Tad’s first-hand ‘pizza-Pacaya’ experience in this blog.

3. Mountain biking:
Antigua and its surrounding areas have diverse terrain perfect for mountain biking. Maya Trails can take you through the scenic countryside, coffee plantations and small villages. It’s an excellent way to explore the region, as well as to enjoy the outdoors and the culture surrounding Antigua.

4. Canopy/zip-lining adventures:
Experience the thrill of zip-lining through the lush Guatemalan rainforest. Several canopy tours in the vicinity offer a series of zip lines, suspended bridges and platforms, providing a unique perspective of the area’s natural beauty.

5. Coffee community farms:
Discover the journey from bean to cup on a behind-the-scenes exploration of a local coffee plantation. Learn about the coffee making process, from harvesting to roasting, and enjoy samples of some of the finest Guatemalan coffee.

6. Rappelling/canyoning on a waterfall:
Explore the natural beauty surrounding Antigua by embarking on a canyoning adventure. Rappel down waterfalls, swim in natural pools and traverse stunning landscapes with the help of experienced adventure guides from Maya Trails.

7. Hiking and nature trails around the city of Antigua:
Antigua Guatemala and its surrounding areas offer a variety of hiking and nature trails, allowing you to explore the stunning natural beauty of the region.

Antigua Guatemala’s unique blend of culture and natural beauty makes it an excellent destination for those seeking both historical charm and outdoor excitement. Contact Maya Trails for more information.

About the Author:

Gretchen Healey
Gretchen is the Marketing Director for the Kusini Collection.

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