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More time in Antigua or in Lake Atitlan?

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More time in Antigua or in Lake Atitlan?

Would 3 nights in Antigua & 3 in Lake Atitlan area work

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2 nights in Antigua & 4 in Lake Atitlan?

Has anyone stayed at Mario's Rooms recently? Clean? Private bathrooms? Good for an older couple (51 & 61)?

Thank you for your suggestions.

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1. Re: More time in Antigua or in Lake Atitlan?

Your choices will depend on your personal interest. Antigua has more museums, fancy restaurants, and a more refined colonial town. It is also mostly flat within the confines of the town.

Lake Atitlan has small Mayan villages and a stronger Mayan culture. Lake Atitlan also has. . . the lake, and all the activities associated with it such as swimming, kayaking, hiking, etc.

I am sure you will enjoy both.

Mario's rooms are still a great bargain and are clean.

New Braunfels, Texas
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2. Re: More time in Antigua or in Lake Atitlan?

Thanks for taking the time to respond. Appreciate your suggestions.

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3. Re: More time in Antigua or in Lake Atitlan?

It really does depend on your interest. I think two full days in Antigua is enough to hit all the highlights. But I'm biased. I much prefer being around the lake.

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4. Re: More time in Antigua or in Lake Atitlan?

Thank you. We have decided to stay in Antigua for 2 full days and 4 full days in Lake Atitlan.

How long will it take us to get from Lake Atitlan to Guatemala City? We will look for a driver to get us there to the airport area. We will need a hotel near the airport becuase our flight will be leaving at 7:00 am. Know a budget hotel with clean rooms and a private bathroom?

Thanks again.

5. Re: More time in Antigua or in Lake Atitlan?

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