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Eliot Greenspan

Antigua, Atitlan, Chichi and then what?

by Eliot Greenspan »

I'd definitely recommend Tikal. And I'd definitely recommend flying there. There are several daily flights, and they are somewhat reasonable, and often sold built into packages with a hotel either at the site, or nearby (Flores/Santa Elena or El Remanso). While there, also visit Yaxha.

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CuriousGeorge

RE: Antigua, Atitlan, Chichi and then what?

by CuriousGeorge »

We're looking ahead to next spring and thinking of going to Antigua to see the Easter processions these, then going on to Lake Atitlan and Chichicastanengo. The next logical stop seems Tikal, but it also seems like quite a haul to get there. Is there another fourth stop you all would recommend, or should we make the long journey to Tikal. And if the advice is to do that, how should we get there? What's the best method? I'm not sure if I'm comfortable driving myself in Guatemala.

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austintraveler121

RE: Antigua, Atitlan, Chichi and then what?

by austintraveler121 »

Tikal is definitely a highlight of Guatemala, and if you have the time and energy it's worth making the trip there. Eliot is right, flying there (via Flores) is certainly the easiest way. I'd definitely do that if you can afford it. 

However, if you'd rather not make the trek to Peten you can find some other good places around central Guatemala. Quetzaltenango is a large city, but is pretty cool and cosmopolitan. Nice people too. You might also consider making the trip to Coban - a pleasant mountain town surrounded by coffee farms. It's also close to Semuc Champey, which has some of the nicest swimming holes in all of Central America. Check it out:

http://www.anywhereguatemala.com/attractions/national-park/semuc-champey

 

 

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