Planning Your Trip

November 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Semana Santa What to Expect

Taking part in Semana Santa requires a good deal of advanced planning. Be prepared to make reservations for accommodations a year in advance, and be prepared for huge crowds wherever you go. During this week, many schools and businesses close.

 Specifically in Antigua, consider purchasing tickets for one of Elizabeth Bell’s Antigua Tours. Ms. Bell is an ex-patriot who has resided in Antigua for more than 30 years. She is the city’s premier guide for antiquities, culture, and religion. Her book “Lent and Holy Week in Antigua” serves as a helpful resource for experiencing Semana Santa in Antigua. She gives an in-depth orientation to the events of the week and shares valuable tips on maneuvering through the maze of activities in order to enjoy them more. (Thanks to


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