Local Attractions

Explore La Antigua

Throughout Antigua, from its most popular and joyful Parque Central to its many cobblestoned avenues, you will find a Spanish colonial paradise inspired by vivid Mayan culture, the warmth of resplendently clad locals and the youthful, carefree energy of everyone living or visiting here. And when you stay at Porta Hotel Antigua, the best things to do in Antigua, Guatemala are only steps away. 

Antigua is the kind of place where local kids chase soccer balls around plaza fountains and marimba bands hold impromptu concerts in the park. On the sidewalks, resident artisans fire up candles to illuminate their handmade woodcarvings, colorful clothing, leather accessories and indigenous jade jewelry. Experience the ruins of centuries old churches, monasteries, convents and universities. Explore places such as Compania de Jesus, Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo, San Carlos University and civic buildings such as the Palacio de Capitanes slumber beside Easter egg-colored shops. You can also visit beautifully restored mansions and restaurants offering cuisine from all corners of the world.

In the hills outside the city, you’ll find three majestic volcanoes (Volcán de Agua, Volcán de Fuego and Acatenango) standing guard over historic coffee estates. There are also thermal baths shrouded in steam to see and plenty of thatched roof restaurants, where you can sample delicacies like tortillas, guacamole, frozen bananas and, of course, locally harvested Guatemalan coffee. 

You’ll discover how much is available to experience during your stay. We invite you to absorb it all from Porta Antigua. For assistance with arranging tours, recreational activities or anything else you might want to do in La Antigua Guatemala, please ask our warm and friendly staff or our tour desk, which is conveniently located in the lobby of the hotel.