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Cerro de la Cruz

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Cerro de la Cruz

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Antigua, Guatemala Al final de la 1ª Avenida Norte, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
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Antigua ATV Mountain Adventure

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Discover the outskirts of Antigua on a full-day tour by ATV, motorcycle, or scooter. Choose the vehicle that suits you, then drive yourself or ride as a passenger. See more of rural Guatemala as you explore the mountains, stopping along the way at a small Mayan village and market, Cerro de la Cruz, and an organic farm with sweeping views. Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided.
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ANY421 wrote a review 18 Jan
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Visited on Monday afternoon during pandemic and not too crowded Beautiful look out point and a must see in Antigua
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Myo M wrote a review Dec 2020
Coquitlam, Canada19,064 contributions615 helpful votes
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Making it a "worthwhile climb" to the top of this hill (and which is also just a "fairly easy" one of just about a 10-minute walk uphill through "short steps" not requiring much physical effort) is the view of the big volcano Volcan de Agua at just pretty immediately to the south of the city and which I would just describe despite its peak being kind of "haze-covered" at the time as "quite a phenomenal" one in the way of "towering over" this small town due to its height & proximity to the town (especially the pretty great height of it, I would say, for that kind of "viewing impression" which somehow was not the case for another similar scene seen some days prior to this scene, namely that of Volcan Mombacho seen from Granada in Nicaragua which despite its proximity to that small town is not as high compared to this volcano). And apart from that great view up here is also a cross of some "significant size" (which is standing above a "stone ball"), and yes also can be done is some "souvenir shopping" from a number of outdoor vendors (but for which are also small indoor shops alongside the streets down below). After just an hour or so on a "chicken bus" from Guatemala City was my arrival at the "outdoor terminal" of the town from which it was just about a 10-minute walk heading east "straight along one street" (one of the smaller streets just across the main street from the bus terminal) to the town's "main plaza" Parque Central with also the "main cathedral" Catedral de San Jose on its east side (with really an "impressive exterior" for the length of the building & also the great facade featuring "quite a number" of saint statues but just not much to see inside). And yes, not a short walk but one of about 20 minutes from the Plaza along somewhat of a "winding way" heading north is to the bottom of this hill, with 2 other "worthwhile stops" along the way (actually shortly after leaving the Plaza from its northwest corner) being the town's "iconic arch" Arco de Santa Catalina to pass under and Iglesia de la Merced smaller in size than the main cathedral but with a nice dome above & a beautiful facade also with a number of saint statues as on the facade of the main one.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Alex wrote a review Nov 2020
Norway13 contributions
Went there to see the city from above. It is a nice viewpoint. Bring snacks and chill for a an hour or so. Go the main road, not on the side through the steep hills in a small town outside the city, it´s a little dodgy, confirmed by my Guatemalan company.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Aug 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,502 contributions1,504 helpful votes
On a hillside, on the far North of Antigua, a stone cross and the most superb views of Antigua and its outstanding historic center, as well of the iconic "Volcán de Agua". This is "Cerro de la Cruz" (Hill of the Cross, in English), a popular attraction among locals and visitors. At the very end of 1ª Avenida Norte, you will find the "Ruta para el Cerro de la Cruz". Hiking the hill can be quite tiring and challenging for all those not very well fit. Due to security reasons, single hiking visits to "Cerro de la Cruz" are not recommended at all times. A local guide and a car would be my suggestion at any visit. And a last remark, do visit "Cerro de la Cruz" only after touring Antigua. You'll be able to recognize sites and buildings you have just visited. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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blindman20002000 wrote a review Apr 2020
Davie, Florida364 contributions166 helpful votes
We did this hike in the morning after breakfast. It was mostly uphill but easy due to the steps carved into the hill along the path. From the top there is a view of the whole city below and of course the volcano. Great for picture taking.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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