Gary & Carlos

Antigua, Guatemala, Central America
Gay male couple - Retired Advertising Executive & Architect
I speak English Spanish

Luxury Home on Golf Course Near Antigua, Guatemala

We are a gay male couple (American and Guatemalan) living near Antigua, Guatemala who have been together 25 years. Gary is a retired advertising executive and Carlos is an architect and we have lived in Antigua Guatemala for 13 years after retiring from Chicago. We love to travel anywhere in the world and are especially interested in museums, botanical gardens, historical cities and any country with a rich, vibrant culture. We have traveled the world and would like to return to many places so we're open to suggestions for a house exchange.
We live in a beautiful resort/residential complex, which sits on the side of an active volcano and has a Clubhouse, restaurant, and world-class golf course, home of the Latin PGA tournament. Carlos designed our home in an eclectic colonial/mid century design with views of three volcanoes, two of which are very active. Guatemala is the land of eternal springs with temperatures of 15 c. to 24 c. (60 F. to 78 F.) year around. We live 15 kilometers from Antigua, which is a UNESCO World Preservation City and the original capital of Central America in the 16th century. Antigua is a time capsule of 18th century colonial architecture preserved after an earthquake in 1773 and is now a city of cobble stone streets, spectacular ruins of 25 churches and convents with shops filled with Guatemalan textiles, artifacts and open air markets. Antigua is the #1 tourist attraction in all Central America and boasts 5 Star dinning and hotels and is the home base for exploring the entire country. Antigua has 30 language schools for short and long-term learning and gateway to 11 different climate zones from desert to rainforest. Our home is 1 hour's drive from the black sand coastline of the Pacific Ocean.
If you're interested in discovering the Mayan and Spanish Colonial history of Central American, Antigua is the place to begin. We love to share our information and suggestions with any would be traveler about our beautiful country and experiences.

I like...

  • Meeting new people
  • Sharing tips & advice
  • Friendship & networking
  • Open to suggestions

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  • City breaks
  • Exploring & discovering
  • Culture & museums
  • Fine dining

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