Antigua

Cobblestone streets with colorful colonial buildings, a central square decorated with jacaranda, the ruins of the 16th century and volcanos… Few cities in Latin America can match the pretty of the postcard with Antigua Guatemala (normally just called “Antigua”). But the UNESCO-listed city is far more than the surface beauty and opportunities for Instagram. Antigua is not stuck in the past despite its historical significance and importance to religious festivities like Semana Santa. There is an immersive cultural scene, with many public events such as the International Jazz Festival hosted in this historic site. The food and drinking scene can also be enjoyed with many restaurants and bars packed in its centre.