Will be in Antigua, Guatemala for 2 days-a Sat & Sun. Any recommendations on tours/things to do? What is the best place to buy handicrafts?
Short stay in Antigua
There are a few indian markets around where you may buy handicrafts. Antigua's center is not big and easily walkable, so you will easily spot them.
As to what to do: there's a lot of great places to eat all types of food. Try Fridas (Mexican), Como Como (French), wonderful goumet selection at Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, Donde Héctor (a three-table joint beside Iglesia La Merced with great food). The best Guatemalan dishes can be found at La Fonda de la Calle Real (they now have two or three locations in town).
During the day you can walk around, get a day tour to see all the ruins (don't miss the ones behind the Cathedral), shop handicrafts anywhere from cheap at the markets to high end at stores like El Telar. You can also see Hotel Casa Santo Domingo's museums and shop for natural bath and body products at Doña Gavi's (backside of the Cathedral).
At night you may have a drink in one of several little bars, or head down to Mono Loco for a larger, younger crowd. over 6 years ago