San Antonio Aguas Calientes
This town is known for its weavers. Mayan women in the area use a backstrap loom to weave traditional patterns. There is a two story market on the square that sells weavings and other crafts. Several of the women have their looms set up and will demonstrate their skills. There are a couple other stores outside of town that also sell weavings. It is about a 30 minute taxi ride from Antigua but one has to retain the taxi for the return trip also since there are usually no taxis in this little town.
It is also possible (and very safe during daylight hours)to catch a chicken bus to San Antonio from behind the market in Antigua. Buses run between San Antonio and San Antonio every 15 minutes and cost just 3.5Q. Buses depart San Antonio for Antigua just one block north from the Central Park on 2a Av.
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