Guatemala is referred to the land of eternal sunshine. I can definitely vouch for that.
This edition of Wanderlust Wednesday is a place I have traveled to; Antigua, Guatemala.
I went to Guatemala in January 2011 mostly to visit coffee farms and see the “other side” of coffee. It is such a beautiful country with wonderful people. We spent some of our time in a small village called Santa Maria de Jesus, but also were in the city of Antigua for a good portion of the trip as well.
Antigua is in a little valley at the foot of a volcano. It is the perfect sized little city to be able to see in a couple of days.
The buildings are so bright and colorful, which makes the city feel full of joy. The streets are full of little cafes and old churches.
One of the distinguishable landmarks is the beautiful Santa Catalina Arch, which was built in the 1700s. It is gorgeous both in the day and night.
There are some Mayan ruins not too far away from the city, which make it a good little day trip.
One of the great things about Guatemala is that it is super cheap to visit. One of our hostels was about $5/night which included breakfast and a wonderful rooftop patio.
The people of Guatemala are beautiful inside and out.
The best part? One of my dear friends is moving to Antigua in the Fall, so I have a great reason to return! It’s a magical place.