Visitors to Antigua should be aware that crimes against tourists – mainly street robberies – do occur infrequently. Pickpockets target the market. Tourist police do patrol the streets but it’s still wise to follow the usual precautions: avoid quiet areas after dark and take a taxi to get home after 10pm. If you want to visit viewing spots, such as the Cerro de la Cruz, join one of the trips organized by the tourist police.

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