A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers San Pedro vs. Antigua Guatemala for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit San Pedro or Antigua Guatemala?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between San Pedro or Antigua Guatemala, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: San Pedro or Antigua Guatemala?

San Pedro

San Pedro is the largest town on Ambergris Caye, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belize. Here you can find a tropical paradise with warm weather, clear blue waters, plenty of activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving, and a host of hotels, restaurants, and other amenities.

Antigua Guatemala

Before a disastrous earthquake in 1773, Antigua was the colonial capital of Guatemala. For 200 years it had reigned as so and today shows remnants of its glorious past with Spanish colonial buildings and other architectural landmarks still standing. Due to this large amount of preserved architecture, Antigua was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is now the most touristed city of Guatemala.

Which place is cheaper, Antigua Guatemala or San Pedro?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in San Pedro is $134, while the average daily cost in Antigua Guatemala is $62. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for San Pedro and Antigua Guatemala in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    San Pedro $66
    Antigua Guatemala $21
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    San Pedro $132
    Antigua Guatemala $42
Compare Hotels in San Pedro and Antigua Guatemala

Looking for a hotel in San Pedro or Antigua Guatemala? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in San Pedro


Hotels in Antigua Guatemala


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Antigua Guatemala Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    San Pedro $34
    Antigua Guatemala $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in San Pedro

Some specific examples of transportation prices in San Pedro:

  • Cave Tubing and Zipline Adventure (Boat Transfer): $205

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antigua Guatemala

Also for Antigua Guatemala, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Ground Transfer From Antigua To Guatemala City Airport: $23
  • Transfer from Antigua Guatemala to La Aurora Airport: $25
  • Private Transfer from Antigua Guatemala to Puerto Quetzal Port: $28
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Antigua Hotels to Guatemala City Airport: $56
  • Transfer from Antigua to the Airport: $80
  • Transfer Ciudad Guatemala a la Aurora a la Antigua Guatemala: $130
  • Transfer from La Antigua Guatemala to Monterrico (One Way): $260

Is it cheaper to fly into San Pedro or Antigua Guatemala?

Prices for flights to both Antigua Guatemala and San Pedro change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    San Pedro $40
    Antigua Guatemala $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in San Pedro

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in San Pedro.

  • Belizean Sunset and Cultural Dinner Cruise: $120

Typical Food Prices in Antigua Guatemala

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Antigua Guatemala:


  • Lunch
    $3.20
  • Lunch
    $7.69

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antigua Guatemala

For Antigua Guatemala, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Private Street Food Tour in Antigua Guatemala: $65
  • Make your own Mayan Pepian - Cooking class: $69
  • Antigua: Cooking Class with Local Family: $74
  • Street Food Tour Around Antigua: $75
  • Market food tour and tortilla workshop: $79
  • Market and Mayan Cooking Class: $80
  • Guatemalan Cooking Class & Market Tour: $85
  • Foodie & street food tour: $85
  • Authentic Guatemalan Cooking Class in Antigua: $90
  • Private Cooking Class of Typical Guatemalan Dishes: $95
  • Guatemalan Cooking Class and Market Tour: $98
  • From Guatemala City: Guatemala Cooking Class Tour: $100

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    San Pedro $33
    Antigua Guatemala $15

Tours and Activities in San Pedro

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for San Pedro are as follows:

  • The best of San Pedro Town walking tour: $204
  • 3 Hours Barrier Reef Tour in Caye Caulker, Belize: $54
  • 5-Hour Guided Jetboat Tour to Secret Beach, San Pedro, Belize.: $200
  • All-Inclusive Full-Day Hol Chan Snorkeling Tour : $95
  • Altun Ha Cave Tubing and Zip line Tours from San Pedro Ambergris Caye: $233
  • Ambergris Caye Sunset Sail Tour on the 40' Sirena Azul Sailboat: $75
  • Belize Bliss Tour: Hol Chan, Shark & Ray Alley, Coral Gardens: $185
  • Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour - Ambergris Caye: $93
  • Cave Tubing and Zip line Adventure from San pedro Ambergris caye: $250
  • Cave-kayaking Ziplining Experience for San Pedro Ambergris Caye Guest: $229
  • Double Activity Limo Tour -- Altun Ha Ruins & ATV Jungle Adventure: $260
  • Double Activity Limo Tour -- Altun Ha Ruins & Cave Tubing Adventure: $195

Tours and Activities in Antigua Guatemala

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Antigua Guatemala.

  • Artisan Shoemaking & Leather Craft Tour: $10
  • Antigua Private Cultural Walking Tour: $15
  • Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala : $20
  • Half-Day Walking Tour: $20
  • City Highlights Guided Walking Tour: $20
  • La Antigua Horror Stories Night Walking Tour: $20
  • Walking Tour of the Wonders of La Antigua Guatemala: $20
  • Express tour in Antigua: $20
  • Guided Walking Tour in Antigua Guatemala: $20
  • Guided Walking Tour Legends of Antigua Guatemala: $20
  • Chicken Bus Experience to San Juan del Obispo : $22
  • Antigua Walking Tour: $23

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    San Pedro $16
    Antigua Guatemala $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Antigua Guatemala

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Antigua Guatemala:

  • Antigua Bar Crawl: $26
  • Macadamia Chocolate and Wine Tour on ATV or UTV: $85


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between San Pedro and Antigua Guatemala, we can see that San Pedro is more expensive. And not only is Antigua Guatemala much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Antigua Guatemala would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Antigua Guatemala and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in San Pedro would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in San Pedro than you might in Antigua Guatemala.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is San Pedro Expensive? and Is Antigua Guatemala Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, San Pedro or Antigua Guatemala?

Antigua Guatemala has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of San Pedro. When comparing the sizes of San Pedro and Antigua Guatemala, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.