How much does travelling cost?

La Antigua

Transport

  • Hedman Alas bus from La Ceiba to Antigua = $65
  • Shuttle bus from Guatemala City to Antigua = $12pp
  • Chicken bus from Guatemala City to Antigua = $1.30
  • Chicken bus from Antigua to Monterrico (one change at Esquintla) = $5
  • Shuttle bus from Antigua to Panajachel, Lake Atitlan = $12
  • Shuttle bus from San Pedro, Lake Atitlan to Antigua = $8
  • Shuttle bus from Antigua to Semuc Champey = $30

Accommodation

  • Hostal Jacaranda; 
  • Double room, shared bathroom = $24
  • Dorm = $10
  • Hostal Shalom double room = $15
  • Earth lodge in Semana Santa, Quadruple room = $15pp

Food and drink

  • Food at the market = $2 - $4
  • Decent western plate = $10
  • Montaditos at a restaurant = $3
  • Pad Thai = $5
  • Pollo Campero meal = $5
  • Glass of wine at wine bar = $4
  • Beer at a bar = $2

Street food

  • Fruit bags= $0.75
  • Empanadilla = $0.75
  • Bag of banana chips = $0.75

Activities

  • Walk the cobbled streets and take in the atmosphere = Free
  • Dinner at Casa Santo Domingo = $25pp (hotel built around the remains of a Monastery which collapsed during an earthquake = free)
  • Pacaya Volcano = guide = $8, Horse ride up = $20
  • Mercado de Artesania = Free
  • If here during Semana Santa see beautiful carpets made from saw dust, processions and lots of people = Free