The best thing a new-comer should do is take a 10-15 ride to Antigua there you can meet all the expats you want.
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There are many Evangelical Church's as well as Catholic Church's. Accepting differences?? Depends how you look at it, for my taste it crosses the line a bit. For example every Saturday you can expect people knocking on my door doing some preaching and fund raising.
Cuidad Vieja is the Coffin Capital of Guatemala!! Also this is where those old school buses are completely refurbished and really it's amazing how they turn a old bus into something really nice inside and out.
If you are thinking about living in Antigua remember the prices there are ridiculously expensive in everything. Cuidad Vieja is very close to Antigua (10-15 min.) and everything here is very inexpensive. Example I have big 5 Br. house 3Br. Garage and a killer view of the volcanoes all for $187.00 per month, not even possible in Antigua. Cuidad Vieja is a very quite city and very low crime. A Great Place to retire to.