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Travel Cancun to Antigua, Guatemala

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Travel Cancun to Antigua, Guatemala


I have flights in and out of Cancun but want to spend up to a week in Guatemala. I want to go to Antigua but would love any other recommendations. What is the best way to get to Antigua from Cancun and how long should I spend there?

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If you have a week you want to kill in Antigua, the best way would be to fly to Guate and then take an airport shuttle onward. It would cost a lot, but would not waste most of 2 days enroute each way. You might have to first fly to Flores (FRS) and then to Guate (GUA). I hope you have some really good reason th be there, except for hanging out with all the tourists.

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I'd spend some time in Antigua, but you should also get to the lake and to Chichi. You can arrange a shuttle to Pana in Antigua, and can do a day trip to Chichi from there.

If your flight does end up going through Flores, you might think about staying overnight there and going to Tikal before heading to Antigua.

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Thanks for the advice. I've basically got 10 days after spending time with friends in Belize and on Isla Mujeres in Mexico. I realise 10 days isn't enough time to do anywhere justice but I thought I could get a taste of Guatemala and people have recommended Antigua. YOu sound like you disagree Chenbaaxal! Do you think the time would be better spent seeing more of Mexico - if so where?

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You may have already done your trip as I've just found this forum, but it's pretty easy to go from CNU to GUA. I've done it a couple of times and will do it again in a few weeks. Antigua is about an hour from the GUA airport, maybe longer if the traffic is bad as is often the case.

Fly Taca from CUN to GUA. I think there are two flights, one direct and one through Flores. I've taken the one that stops in Flores and stayed there a couple of nights to see Tikal.

If you've already gone, I'd be interested i your experiences.

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