The Best Shops to Buy Sports Gear in Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala volcano | © SdosRemedios / Flickr
Guatemala is a great country for outdoor pursuits
, from volcano hikes
to mountain biking. If you’ve arrived in the country unprepared for adventure sports, here are the best places you can buy the kit you need.
Located in an upscale mall called Plaza Fontabella, this shop
is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. There is a great selection of top-class gear for outdoor activities from hiking to mountain biking, and the knowledgeable staff are always on hand to dispense buying advice.
Found on Diagonal 6 in Zone 10, this shop has a good selection of exercise gear. It’s mainly focused on gym apparel and equipment, but there are lots of running shoes too.
If you find yourself in Guatemala City and in need of skateboard equipment, this is the place to go. It’s run by skaters for skaters, so you can be sure that the selection of gear is well curated.
Old Town Outfitters
This outdoor shop in Antigua Guatemala is an official distributor for brands such as North Face, Patagonia, and Mountain Khakis. It’s a great place to pick up gear for volcano hikes and other adventures, plus the shop is also home to tour agency Adventure Guatemala
, who offer a number of guided trips.
One for the skateboarders, this board shop in Quetzaltenango has a great selection if you’re in need of a new deck. There are also lots of shoes and apparel to browse if you want to freshen up your look while you’re in Guatemala’s second city.
This soccer shop
has locations in various places around the country, including Guatemala City
, Quetzaltenango, Escuintla and Puerto Barrios. If you want to pick up a souvenir football shirt, you’ll find real ones here rather than the fakes in the market.
Another small chain with various branches around Guatemala City, this shop sells a variety of sporting gear. From swimming stuff to gym equipment, you’ll find whatever it is you’re looking for here.
This bike shop is found in various locations in Guatemala City, as well as Quetzaltenango and Mazatenango. You can buy everything from a new bike to replacement parts and accessories. It’s probably the best place for bike gear in the whole country.
Department store Siman has a good sports section at its four locations in Guatemala
. They’re found in Zone 10, Zone 11 and Carretera a El Salvador. If you’re looking for exercise gear from brands that you recognize, this is a good option.