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.
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
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
Take the excursion to Antigua on your own. Fantastic! You can hire a local guide once you get there for very little money. Just walking around this city was wonderful.
Visited: Jan 18, 2019
Didn't take an excursion. (All involved a 1.5-2 hours drive each way). The is nothing at the port itself.
Visited: Feb 16, 2018
We had some great shopping right off the ship. Lots of people selling their wears, little pushy to sell but very nice.
Visited: Apr 13, 2019
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
We did a ship tour called Coffee Plantation and Antigua. It was very good. Visiting the coffee plantation was very informative. Lunch was excellent.
Visited: Apr 18, 2018
Beautiful county. Went up to Lake Attilan. Just wondrful! Only issue I had is that there are way too many street vendors trying to sell things and they don't take no for an answer. They were like fleas.
Visited: Apr 20, 2018
Toured Antigua, went to the Jade factory and learned about the country. Very interesting. The welcoming committee on the dock did a great job welcoming us and providing handouts.
Visited: Oct 05, 2017
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