Two Great Places to Visit in Antigua

Stingray City pic

Stingray City
Image: tripadvisor.com

In his role as president of Midwest Motors Inc., Ben Ripstein is responsible for buying all cars and overseeing the sales department. In his leisure time, Ben Ripstein enjoys traveling and has visited many international destinations, such as Antigua, Guatemala.

Visitors to Guatemala who find themselves in Antigua have no shortage of interesting sights and sounds to take in when combing the city and its surrounding areas. For those looking for specific suggestions, here are two great activities to consider upon a visit to Antigua.

1. Stingray City
Just a short speedboat trip away is Stingray City, where visitors can watch Southern Rays feed and swim near the coral reef. The pristine water gives a crystal clear view of the stingrays, who bury themselves in sand when hunting for food. These stingrays are friendly towards humans, and have sometimes been called the puppy dogs of the ocean. They love attention, and some will even allow a person to pet them.

2. The Saint Catalina Arch
The Arco Santa Catalina (Saint Catalina Arch), on Fifth Avenue North, was once a convent. The number of nuns there grew so large that the administrators sought expansion, purchasing the property across the street. To allow access to both structures, the administration built the arch connecting the two. In modern times, the building operates as a hotel and restaurant, but maintains much of the historic architecture and charm that serve as an homage to its origins.

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