Three Must Do Activities In Antigua, Guatemala

Acatenango Volcano, Guatemala
Acatenango Volcano, Guatemala. Photo by Alicia Kranjc on Unsplash

If you have been searching for a trip that blends nature, adventure, and history, then look no further than Guatemala! This Central America gem offers beautiful rainforests, live volcanos, and timeless adventure. It is the perfect budget friendly backpacking destination for friends or solo travelers with countless activities! Keep reading for a few of our recommendations in Antigua, Guatemala.

Acatenango Volcano

This volcano is notorious in volcano for its loud and bursting live eruptions, shooting stars, and heavenly sunrise. This trek is a must on any trip to Guatemala. Lucky for you, if you’re unable to do the 6-8 hour hike up the mountain, you have the option to book a tour with a jeep up the mountain and meet your friends at the top! This turns the hike into a 45 minute walk on a flat surface up to the mountain where you will have no shortage of amazing views!


Fans of “Lord of the Rings,” will love this Hobbit themed park with many view points of the mountains, hobbit holes, swings, and archery. This the perfect place to enjoy a drink, take pictures, and enjoy the scenery in a creative way!

ATV and Coffee Tour

Book an ATV tour through local villages and up to a coffee farm. Explore the cultural side of Guatemala as your ride through small villages surrounding Antigua, trek up the mountain, and end your journey at a coffee farm where you can sip delicious coffee with a view and learn about coffee cultivation in Guatemala!