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From airport to Antigua at 11 pm

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From airport to Antigua at 11 pm

Is there transport available at the airport to to take us to Antigua at

11 pm at night? I know there are shuttles, but from what I hear, they end at 8pm.

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1. Re: From airport to Antigua at 11 pm

The regular shuttles might not fill at that time but there will be taxi drivers to meet every flight. You can hire a taxi on the spot; cost might be $25-35, depending on your negotiating skills (shared, not per person). When I'm arriving at night I have my hotel - http://www.casa-cristina.com - arrange a shuttle for me, $35 for up to 3; many hotels will make arrangements for you. After a long trip it's kind of nice to exit the airport and see my name on a sign.

Here are 2 agencies I've used for transportation in Guatemala:

http://www.adrenalinatours.com

http://www.rainbowtravelcenter.com

All forms of transit from the airport should accept USD. If you decide you'd rather sleep near the airport and head to Antigua in the morning (that's what I'd do arriving that late), here are 2 recommended places that offer free airport shuttles and breakfast in the morning; the 1st is budget, the 2nd midrange, both great value:

http://hoteldoslunas.com/

http://hostalvillatoscana.com/

Happy trails!

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3. Re: From airport to Antigua at 11 pm

I'd suggest having a driver from 1 of the 2 Guatemala City hotels I listed above meet her flight. She can sleep in safety near the airport (Villa Toscana is especially nice and a terrific value!) and then head to Antigua in the morning. That makes way more sense to me. When I arrive at 8 or 9 I generally head to Antigua but arrving that late it doesn't appeal.

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Their reviews: tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g292006-d675319…

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6. Re: From airport to Antigua at 11 pm

I'm glad to hear that she's especially pretty and 23 in the evening. ;-) You would not believe how often questions like these are asked - wish I had a nickel for every time, I'd be rich!! Here are my concessions to safety in Central America pasted from a previous thread; let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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I travel in Central America every year. Sometimes I travel alone, sometimes with one or more of my kids and/or my husband, sometimes with a group in tow. I don't feel overly paranoid but have never had a problem and would like to keep it that way.

Here are my concessions to safety when I travel in Central America:

:: I avoid the big cities as much as possible

:: I don't "party"

:: Where recommended I take specific transportation (ex: Hedman Alas in Honduras, avoid chicken buses on the mountain runs in Guatemala, take taxis after dark)

:: I know where I am and where I'm headed and make major transitions with plenty of daylight left

:: I don't wear jewelry (not even my wedding band) and try not to flash camera equipment or money around

:: Some trips I carry a “throw down wallet” with an expired card or 2 and the day’s cash in it

:: I keep important documents and cash under my clothes (except what I need for shopping, buses, etc. for that time period) and keep close watch on my things, especially in crowded places and when I’m tired

:: I ask locals about safety in an area - evenings, hiking, etc.

:: I travel really light so I don't feel vulnerable getting my bag off and on buses, shuttles, etc.

:: I continue to build skills in Spanish (doesn't apply to Belize)

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8. Re: From airport to Antigua at 11 pm

There are dozens of schools in Antigua and, although I've heard the name, I don't know anything about that one. I usually attend a different school when I'm there, though the school in Guatemala I return to year after year is on Lake Atitlán.

http://spanishacademyantiguena.com/

http://www.cooperativeschoolsanpedro.edu.gt/

Homestays in Antigua can be a bit more boarding housish than other places because of the number of schools; I chose my school in part because of references online to really interactive host families; don't know about Alvarado's homestays.

If you're concerned about safety, it's generally an outstanding, inexpensive, culturally enriching way to travel - downright addictive! Hope that helps!

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