Part of a national park, it's the only existing Georgian naval dockyard in the world, built in 1725 and once England's most important naval outpost in the Caribbean.Along the waterfront of English Harbour, walk by the huge stone pillars of what was once the boathouse, dating back to 1797, and imagine the days when English Harbour was full of working frigates, sloops, schooners and cutters.
(Or stay the night at Coco Point Lodge or the new eco-friendly 10 room bungalow resort at Barbuda Belle nestled on one of the most pristine beaches in the world.)Evening Try a gastronomic cooking class at the Jumby Bay Culinary Experiences cooking school, or a sunset cocktail cruise from the resort, before dining on sautéed shrimp with local farm veggies at the romantic Estate House restaurant, surrounded by hibiscus and wild orchids.
Day 3: Morning: Adventurous types can rent 4x4s to climb the island's highest peak, Mount Obama, for stunning 360 degree views of the azure sea before visiting the Georgian-era Nelson's Dockyard and noshing on freshly baked guava or pineapple turnovers at the historic Dockyard Bakery.
Leverage this.***ONLINE DATING: Latin American Cupid allows you to talk with local girls and set up dates you arrive in the country. LEARNING SPANISH: If you want to meet women in Guatemala, you will need to speak some Spanish.
Pick Up Spanish is the best resource of its kind, designed specifically for teaching you the Spanish you'll need to meet girls from Latin America. Waiter and bartender jobs are relatively easy to come by. NOTES: A good city to party, learn Spanish, or begin a backpacking trip.
HOSTEL DORM BED/NIGHT $6.00-$12.00 NIGHTLIFE IN ANTIGUA: 7/10 Tourism has given rise to a moderately impressive bar scene in Antigua.
There are plenty of bars around, but they change ownership/names with frequency, so ask around to see what's hot at the moment.
Many first time visitors to Central America will use Antigua as their jumping off point, as it is very safe, full of tourists, and English is widely spoken POPULATION: 40,000 WEATHER: Hot and humid (20-26 °C).
Rainy season May-September SAFETY: Antigua is safe during the day. Even if you're already fluent, it's a great place to meet women.
Since Antigua is the first introduction to Central America for many travellers, there is what I like to call a "college effect" at play here. I'm giving it a 6.5 because there are some good looking tourists here.