Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Cruise Port

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The festive strains of a marimba band are never far away in Puerto Quetzal, your gateway to Guatemala's authentic Amerindian culture. Enjoy an excursion to Antigua, the former colonial capital, celebrated for its European flavor and magnificent architecture.

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Make the 90-minute drive to Antigua. See Central Park, the Cathedral, Governor's Palace and the church & convent. Have lunch in historic Casa Santo Domingo now a hotel and cultural center with several museums - candles & ceramics, art and handicrafts. Visit the Jade Museum Factory

Visited: Dec 08, 2014

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We enjoyed the excursion to a coffee plantation. It was a family-owned, rather small farm where we were escorted by the owner. After the tour, we were invited to sample the coffee with some cookies. A local weaver had some of her wares on display and available for sale.


Took the NCL tour to Antigua with a guide. It had it all, smoking volcanoes on the drive up to a cool (take a sweater) beautiful city with colorful street vendors. Btw, we had no problem with beggars or vendors in any port, they respected a polite “No thank you” as long as you didn’t stop to look at their goods. The Jade factory was surprisingly interesting. Don’t miss the talk by the owner.

Visited: Jan 19, 2018

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There is a nice shopping area right at the port if you want to buy native crafts or souvenirs. I can't recall if there was any other places to walk to. We took a bus to Antigua and had time on our own. It's a neat old town with amazing old buildings. However, the cobblestone streets make walking more difficult and you will be pestered by vendors wherever you go.

Visited: Apr 08, 2017

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