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Antigua Mountain Trail

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What people say

"The Antigua Mountain Trail (or Finca El Pilar) is one of the most biodiverse spots in the whole of Guatemala. The hiking trails here will take you up through the cloud forest where you can see native birds but make sure you bring some bug spray! You can also try mountain biking in this area or there's an on-site pool where you can relax. Finca El Pilar is just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Antigua, and it's a great place to visit if you're looking to get up close to nature! "
"Kind of a hidden gem. There's a swimming pool at the entrance, and as you continue a jungle unveils itself. All sorts of plants, birds and animals. Super lovely. If you LOVE hummingbirds and Colibris, then this is the place for you, since there's a feeding station and tens of hummingbirds come to eat"
"Kind of a hidden gem in the area. The forest area surrounding the city has great opportunities to see birds, nature, flowers, and hike in a beautiful area. There are multiple trails to go along. Spend as much or as little time you want in here. "

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My guide to backpacking Central America is finally here! This guide is based on hundreds of hours of research, my own 4 month long trip, and some extras that I wasn't able to get to but would still highly recommend based on reviews from trusted friends! This guide serves as an essential list of the best attractions in each country and what not to miss! The route in the guide is laid out North to South, starting in Belize and ending in Panama, but it can also be used in reverse. The guide includes information for how to get between locations; however not in great detail as the schedules and prices change frequently and let's be honest, the busses are never on time in Central America! The best way to get between places depends on your timeline and budget of your trip: if you have months to explore, take the local "chicken busses" for a more affordable and immersive experience; if you only have weeks, take the more direct shuttles; and if you're tight on time, take the more direct and upscale coaches. Whichever option you choose, the locals are always willing to help with chicken busses, and shuttle busses and coaches are very easy to book throughout Central America at your hostel, any tour operator, or online. Where possible, I included accommodation recommendations for places that I personally stayed at and can vouch for, or know someone who did. In addition, there are links for booking hostels in each region! I hope this guide provides some help and inspiration to backpack Central America, it's one of my absolute favourite places on Earth! Need a custom trip planned for Central America? Reach out, I can help you!
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