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Alex Coronado

Having grown up and lived my entire life in a place as special as Antigua Guatemala, has allowed me to involve myself in the world of travel and tourist experiences. My family is from this area and I am passionate about the experiences and perspectives that come when you connect with people from different parts of the world.

My many years as an adventure leader and guide testify to how much I love being part of real and unforgettable experiences, especially creating a cultural bond between locals and travelers.

I feel lucky to be part of the Old Town Outfitters team as we have been the leaders in Guatemala adventure travel for over 25 years. Our philosophy is based around supporting the local economy via employment of local guides, promoting responsible travel, and sponsoring meaningful local NGO's.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Belize Travel Agents, Guatemala Travel Agents, Guatemala Family Travel Agents"

How did you get involved in travel?

"My parents established a Spanish school long before I was born, focused on tourists from all over the world. Since I was a child, I have always been surrounded by different people and cultures. In my innocent childhood mentality, I was so engaged and curious to see happiness in the interaction and connections of many people who came through the school.

My professional focus has always been tied to customer service, but it was in 2017 when Old Town Outfitters, Matt, and Chris extended me an opportunity to guide outdoor activities such as kayaking, volcano trekking and mountain biking around my country, a job that I enjoyed deeply and that has informed my approach to life ever since."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Years ago, I traveled with my fiancée and my future in-laws to Saint Lucia. This was the first time I traveled internationally which made it incredibly special for me!

I was delighted with the culture of such a small island, the people were genuinely nice and helpful, but what made it so special was our guide who took us to a beautiful beach where we could snorkel and kayak through some of the mangroves. I understood firsthand how valuable the company of someone local can be to get to know the local culture and history much better. He introduced us to many people with whom we spent several days enjoying conversations and stories over beers and coconuts by the sea."

Alex is part of the following groups: Guatemala Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Alex

This was such a memorable trip!
Guatemala | May 6 - May 10, 2024

Tiana
Tiana H.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on May 19, 2024
This was such a memorable trip! Kim Kim was a great interface through which to connect with Alex at Old Town Outfitters, who crafted an incredible itinerary according to the activities and learning that I was hoping for in visiting Guatemala. My guide for the historical tour (Dary) was so knowledgeable and friendly, and my guide for touring Lake Atitlan and Pacaya Volcano (Christa) was personable, attentive, professional, but also just so gracious and fun to hang out with! The drivers, too,... Read more

This was such a memorable trip! Kim Kim was a great interface through which to connect with Alex at Old Town Outfitters, who crafted an incredible itinerary according to the activities and learning that I was hoping for in visiting Guatemala. My guide for the historical tour (Dary) was so knowledgeable and friendly, and my guide for touring Lake Atitlan and Pacaya Volcano (Christa) was personable, attentive, professional, but also just so gracious and fun to hang out with! The drivers, too, were exceptional, and the accommodations were overall really tasteful. I can’t thank the team at Old Town enough for all their work and expertise, and for the kindness and genuineness they treated me with.

Local specialist: Alex Coronado
Alex
Alex Coronado
Local specialist in Antigua Guatemala | Replied on May 20, 2024

Thank you very much, Tiana, it was incredible to meet you and know that you took a little piece of what we truly are in Guatemala. Christa, Dary, and the rest of the team enjoyed your kind company and your lovely charisma. I hope you are doing great on your new adventure and such, please share the experience with the ones at home. A big hug from the colonial city.

Great time in Guatemala!Matt was our specia...
Guatemala | Apr 2 - Apr 23, 2024

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Merrilee E.
Canada | Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024
Great time in Guatemala! Matt was our specialist at the beginning of the process, but Alex Coronado took over our planning process when Matt had to do some guiding. Alex was terrific! Very responsive, friendly, and he provided excellent advice. He touched base with us frequently throughout the three weeks we were in Guatemala to ensure that we were enjoying the trip. We had to make some last minutes changes which he accommodated quickly and efficiently. Alex went over and above making sure... Read more

Great time in Guatemala!

Matt was our specialist at the beginning of the process, but Alex Coronado took over our planning process when Matt had to do some guiding. Alex was terrific! Very responsive, friendly, and he provided excellent advice. He touched base with us frequently throughout the three weeks we were in Guatemala to ensure that we were enjoying the trip. We had to make some last minutes changes which he accommodated quickly and efficiently. Alex went over and above making sure we were well taken care of.

All of the guides were professional and knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting. The drivers were prompt and the cars were in good shape. There was one situation where a car broke down (could happen to anyone) and Alex and our guide arranged for another car very quickly.

All of the accommodation was very good and the food was excellent. As was the Guatemalan coffee.

Thanks to Alex and the KimKim team for making our visit to Guatemala very special!

Local specialist: Alex Coronado
Alex
Alex Coronado
Local specialist in Antigua Guatemala | Replied on Apr 26, 2024

Thank you very much for your comments, it was extraordinary, special, and efficient working with you both. I can affirm that you are sincere and respectful people with whom it was a real pleasure to talk and get to know.

I am glad that our effort as a team was reflected during your visit to Guatemala, I hope I get to see you soon, and why not, maybe in Toronto with Eleanor and Isabella.

A big hug for you both from the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala!

Awesome team to work with
Guatemala | Mar 27 - Apr 3, 2024

Lydia
Lydia M.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024
Honestly dealing with Alex (the travel agent) is what made us decide to go to Guatemala. He made us feel safe and worked very well with us. We even got to meet him and his beautiful family while we were there. What I also really appreciated is him always being available on WhatsApp for questions and addressed any concerns that I had. He had us working with our favorite tour guide Christa who me and my wife got close to and learned to love Guatemala and the people of Guatemala because of her.... Read more

Honestly dealing with Alex (the travel agent) is what made us decide to go to Guatemala. He made us feel safe and worked very well with us. We even got to meet him and his beautiful family while we were there. What I also really appreciated is him always being available on WhatsApp for questions and addressed any concerns that I had. He had us working with our favorite tour guide Christa who me and my wife got close to and learned to love Guatemala and the people of Guatemala because of her.

Seriously the whole team that we had was amazing from our agent Alex, our guide Christa, and our driver David.

Activity Reviews
Antigua Walking Tour
Antigua Walking Tour
Guatemala

It was good but we would’ve liked to do it with our guide who was also with us on it.

Kayaking & Hiking Lake Atitlán
Kayaking & Hiking Lake Atitlán
Guatemala

Our favorite place!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Christa was awesome
Transport
Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
Guatemala
Day Hike to Pacaya Volcano
Day Hike to Pacaya Volcano
Guatemala
Local specialist: Alex Coronado
Alex
Alex Coronado
Local specialist in Antigua Guatemala | Replied on Apr 16, 2024

Thank you both for taking the time to leave us your review. I'm glad you were able to get to know a bit of the real Guatemala with our local team. Christa and the rest of the crew had a great time with you and appreciated your positive attitude and beautiful energy! Please spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know about Guatemala the better. Thank you again for your lovely visit!

5-star fun and adventures in Belize and Guatemala.
Guatemala | Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2024

Robin
Robin R.
Hayward, CA | Reviewed on Mar 04, 2024
Alex did an exceptional job creating our Guatemala and Belize itinerary. He was very responsive, had great suggestions, was patient and polite throughout the process. Our trip started with pick up from the airport. The driver patiently waited a couple of hours for two different flights to arrive so our whole party could depart together. We spent the first 3 nights in San Ignacio. It was a great introduction to Belize and Guatemala - with a clean, safe hotel, amazing food, and really fun (and... Read more

Alex did an exceptional job creating our Guatemala and Belize itinerary. He was very responsive, had great suggestions, was patient and polite throughout the process. Our trip started with pick up from the airport. The driver patiently waited a couple of hours for two different flights to arrive so our whole party could depart together. We spent the first 3 nights in San Ignacio. It was a great introduction to Belize and Guatemala - with a clean, safe hotel, amazing food, and really fun (and informative) trips to two different Mayan ruins.

I really enjoyed the water tubing excursion we took while transitioning from interior Belize to the coast in the middle of our trip. We had the same drive as before - and he was friendly, punctual, and ensured a safe delivery.

On the coast, we stayed in San Pedro. The scenery is like a postcard. Alex selected an ideal snorkeling excursion that totally made our trip.

Overall, I cannot wait to return to Belize and Guatemala and will definitely enlist Alex's help to plan our next adventure.

Activity Reviews
Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
San Ignacio

William (I think), the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He paced the tour so a range of fitness levels could learn, explore, and adventure. I really enjoyed walking to each structure, checking out nature, and glimpsing a few fun animals. It was an active but not exhausting day - the perfect amount of time. Also, the restaurant we went to for lunch at the end was fantastic!!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
On time, safe, polite.
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
San Ignacio

I really appreciated the knowledge of the tour operators at St. Leonards tours. And, the gentleman who rode horses with us was outstanding - he stopped to check in on everyone, kept conversation going, and ensured a safe ride.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Guatemala

Derrick, our driver, was so nice and helpful. He waited with our belongings the whole time we were tubing. Tubing was wonderful - perfect temperature (air and water), right amount of time, our guide was great and I especially liked just floating outside of the tube to look at the trees, etc. The lunch, on premise, was delicious!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half day Snorkel tour at the Marine Reserve from Caribe Resort
Half day Snorkel tour at the Marine Reserve from Caribe Resort
Guatemala

This was a perfect adventure. The boat transport was fun, our captain/dive leader was funny, the water was ideal. We say plenty of fish and sea life.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Alex Coronado
Alex
Alex Coronado
Local specialist in Antigua Guatemala | Replied on Mar 05, 2024

It was our pleasure Rovin and thank you again for your patience and positive energy while creating your personalize trip to Belize and Guatemala! Our team and partners had a great time with you and we hope to see you again in the future maybe to explore more in Guatemala, especially my hometown Antigua Guatemala.

If you have a chance to spread the word about Belize and Guatemala with your friends and family, the more people know the better!

Thank you!

All of our tours and guides were amazing!!
Guatemala | Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2024

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Robin A.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Feb 25, 2024
All of our tours and guides were amazing!! Read more

All of our tours and guides were amazing!!

Activity Reviews
Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
San Ignacio
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Guatemala
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
San Ignacio
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half day Snorkel tour at the Marine Reserve from Caribe Resort
Half day Snorkel tour at the Marine Reserve from Caribe Resort
Guatemala
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Alex Coronado
Alex
Alex Coronado
Local specialist in Antigua Guatemala | Replied on Feb 28, 2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Rovin. I'm glad you and Rovin were able to get to know a bit of the real Belize and Tikal, the crew had a great time with you both and appreciated your positive attitude and energy! Be sure to spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know about Belize and Guatemala the better. Thank you again for your travels!