Cobblestone streets, cool weather, volcanoes in every direction, there is nothing quite like the “land of eternal spring.” Antigua, Guatemala is probably the most charming city I’ve been to in all of Central America. Thanks to its elevation of 5,000 feet the weather stays mild even through the middle of August. This was my second trip to this ancient city and probably won’t be the last.
The city has ruins scattered throughout it’s streets, so you feel like you’re walking through a history book.
There are no paved streets- everything is made of stone! That’s why people say to never buy a car driven in Antigua! Comfortable shoes are a must here.
We had the privilege of volunteering at a local hospital, Hospital de San Pedro, and this was probably one of the most impactful days. Our team partnered with Potter’s Field Ministries and also brought a mobile soup kitchen to a community living off of a dump. Our group left feeling somber and thankful for the many blessings we have here in the US. It’s so good to step out of our comfort zones once in a while and take the focus off of ourselves!