La Antigua is No. 1 Destination Among UK Travelers

Antigua Top City (freddy murphy/

Antigua Top City (freddy murphy/

La Antigua Guatemala has been named the top city overall in the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2009, based on the votes of some 3,000 travelers. Wanderlust is a leading magazine for adventure travelers in the United Kingdom.

Placing second was Kyoto, Japan, followed by Boston, USA. The previous first-place destination, Luang Prabang, Laos, was knocked down into seventh position, ending its two-year reign as the No. 1 city.

Wanderlust readers raved about Antigua’s vibrant market, friendly people and unique shops and cafes. The awards were based on readers’ travels from September 2007 to November 2008.

“A town of bougainvillea-lined streets and top-class language schools huddled by three volcanoes, Antigua had some passionate advocates,” the magazine said.
The anouncement came last month in London at the Destinations Travel Show. Accepting the prize was Guatemala’s Ambassador to England, Alfonso Matta Fahsen.
For more, see

Wanderlust’s Top 10 Rankings 2009

Wanderlust’s Top 10 Rankings 2009

  1. La Antigua Guatemala 97.78%
  2. Kyoto, Japan 95.56%
  3. Boston, USA 95%
  4. Kraków, Poland 94.67%
  5. Havana, Cuba 94.29%
  6. Damascus, Syria 93.33%
  7. Luang Prabang, Laos 93%
  8. Cuzco, Peru 92.73%
  9. Sydney, Australia 92.06%
  10. Tallinn, Estonia 91.43%


  • María Mercedes Guzmán

    Antigua Guatemala

  • Daniel

    felicitaciones a Guatemala por tener una ciudad colonial tan linda visitenla sobre todo en semana santa es unica en el mundo.

  • Mercedes Guzmán

    Die Stadt, die die Krone der Kunstgeschichte besitz, ist Antigua Guatemala, Museen, berühmte restaurierte Bauten, koloniale und baroke Arichitektur sowie malerische Ruinen vereinen sich auf perfekteste Art, sodass Unesco sie zum Erbe der Menschheit ernannte. Die Kunst und die Geschichte haben Antigua zum meist besuchten Reiseziel in Guatemala gemacht.

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