Colonial Antigua & Santa Teresita Hot Springs
Walk through one of the most well-preserved cities in Latin America and then take a dip inside Santa Teresita Hot Spring on this Antigua tour. Each year, tourists come from all over the world to witness firsthand the incredible beauty of Antigua Guatemala.
On this Antigua walking tour, you'll spend about 1.5 hours admiring the Spanish Colonial style that's evident throughout the city's structures. Houses, squares and churches - and more - all reflect this influence. Your tour takes you to major attractions like La Merced Church and Santa Catalina Arch before taking you to the renowned Santa Teresita Hot Springs.
The Santa Teresita Hot Springs are located by Pacaya Volcano and feature 12 thermal pools, as well as steam baths and hydrotherapy baths. The tour includes an introduction to the benefits of a thermal circuit, including muscle relaxation and improved blood circulation. The thermal circuit entails immersing your body in thermal pools of varying temperatures for short amounts of time. You will be able to try the thermal circuit for yourself as a relaxing finish to your Antigua tour. Before returning to Puerto Quetzal to end your trip, you will make a quick stop for lunch.
Reviewer: Paul Peel
The bus ride to Antigua was pretty amazing as we circled an active volcano to Antigua; the locals were pretty blase, but we were glued to the windows. Antigua was interesting in the historical sense, but the Hot Springs were a delight! While dipping into pools of various temperatures, you gaze upon the volcanic mountains while enjoying fruit drinks! Excellent!
Reviewer: David Gaywood
We had a problem finding the start point due to the ship docking in the port area and not the cruise dock due to it being damaged by a previous ship. When we eventually got on the right shuttle and found the guide we were an hour late. He had taken the trouble to wait for us. The guide was a charming, knowledgeble and friendly and gave us a great trip. The great thing about these tours is that they are small groups. I could not find any fault with this tour.
The drive up to the city shows you the country, the city of Antigua was a big surprise, it is a lot cooler up there and the cleanliness and the old beauty of the city is something you have to see for yourself. The hotsprings was like a whole other world, 5* for sure, the food was delicious, the pools were perfect and the staff goes above and beyond. Our tour guides and driver were all fantastic, thanks to all for such a memorable trip!
Reviewer: Robert Foulds
Very interesting and worthwhile excursion with good tour guides. Lots of street vendors in old Antigua but not aggressive and some good bargains to be had. The lunch at the spa was good with a choice of American or local food on the menu and the spa itself was first class.
The trip to get to Antigua and then to get to ST Hot Springs took awhile. Once we arrived at Antigua, it was a good overview of the city. City and it's architectural buildings were interesting. Street vendors would not leave you alone (kept hounding you constantly). Enjoyed a nice lunch - good food and plenty of it. The high point of our excursion was the ST Hot Springs. We enjoyed the 4 different pools all at different water temperatures. Very relaxing - wish we could have stayed longer. Jose and Juan Pablo were very good and took great care of us!