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Cerro de la Cruz, El Agua Volcano & Choco Museo in Antigua, Guatemala

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Santa Catalina Arch with Volcán de Agua in the background. Photo by Parker Hilton on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Katrina Julia of Fit Life Creation about Antigua, Guatemala. Katrina’s tips for the best things to do in Antigua are awesome because she is a global traveler that loves to experience new cities in far-off places. Katrina spent time in Antigua during Holy Week and loves the history, the colors, and the people of the town.

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Local artists create Alfombras for Easter

Antigua, Guatemala

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Guatemala, the country’s tourism bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

If you’d like to learn how to travel for free using airline miles and hotel points, check out my free 7-day email course.

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Visit Choco Museo to sample local chocolates

Getting around Antigua

The local airport is La Aurora International Airport (GUA), which is an hour and ten-minute drive from Antigua. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Katrina says that, if you’re staying downtown, there’s no need to rent a car. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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Ruins of the Church of El Carmen Antigua. Photo by Linda Knicely on Unsplash.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Katrina Julia about Antigua, Guatemala. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Antigua, Guatemala
  • Green dots = best things to do in Antigua, Guatemala
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Antigua, Guatemala

Who is Katrina Julia?

Katrina is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, athlete, traveler, and the creator & CEO of all-in-one lifestyle brand FIT Life Creation. She has experience with 7 plus industries, graduated with an MBA,  and has earned her CPA license. Plus, she has been featured on the NBC Apprentice TV Show. Katrina has transformed every area of life from the inside out and continues traveling the world now to 7 continents for 2 plus years!

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Here are a few articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Katrina on her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Click here to download our one-page guide of Katrina’s tips for Antigua.

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The Antigua Guatemala Cathedral

Stay tuned for our next episode

Listen to the next episode when Mike Ferraco of Your Travel Mentors shares the best things to do in Washington DC. In this episode, Mike and I talk about plane spotting at Gravelly Point Park, dining on Embassy Row, and exploring Teddy Roosevelt Island on the Potomac. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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