The overcrowding is real. But this was still my FAVORITE week during our 4 months in Guatemala. Here’s why, despite the crowds, I think visiting Antigua during Semana Santa is still worth it.
When I was traveling in Guatemala for 4 months, I saw lots of different types of travelers. Backpackers young and old, spiritual seekers, missionaries of various persuasions, and expat business owners. I did not see very many vacationers. I think there are lots of reasons for this, one of them being the American news cycle only talking about Central America and Guatemala as places of problems that people are fleeing.
I find it complete nonsense that all we get of Guatemala is that story. So here’s another one.