Departamento de Huehuetenango Travel Guide

  • Río Dulce
    by illumina
  • Monkey Tour
    Monkey Tour
    by Twan
  • Monkey Tour
    Monkey Tour
    by Twan
Map of Departamento de Huehuetenango

Río Dulce


Todos Santos Cuchumatán






Río Dulce

See all 19 Río Dulce Tips
  • The Bakery without white Bread

    Río Dulce Restaurants

    Think the Title says it all. The sandwich wasn't bad. Decent Portion size. The Wheat bread is really a Whole Wheat with whole grains. So if you aren't into crunchies in your bread go with White. Maybe they will have it that day ....... Don't think I will try to get a favorite

  • Rio Dulce Bungalow

    Río Dulce Hotels

    Rio Lampara, Rio Dulce, 0000, GT

  • Stay on the Rio Dulce

    Río Dulce Things to Do

    There's a cute little hideaway approximately halfway between Rio Dulce town and Livingston on the beautiful Rio Dulce called Finca Tatin. It's family owned with hammocks under a big rancho and bungalows or dormitory-style for sleeping. Home-cooked, inexpensive meals are served to the guests and there are a bazillion things to do while you're there;...


Todos Santos Cuchumatán

  • Buses to Huehuetenango.

    Todos Santos Cuchumatán Transportation

    There are two confirmed buses to Huehuetenango at 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm, but i´m shure that during the festival of All Saints day there are more services. We left the town early because we were thinking that (with so many alcohol everywhere) if the riders have suicidal tendencies when riding drunk, maybe the same thing can happened to the drivers.

  • Going to the horse race track.

    Todos Santos Cuchumatán Things to Do

    Is very easy to find the horse race track, it´s located at the end of the main road, i only needed to follow the dozens of people to find the field before the race track entrance, where all the riders were preparing (drinking the alcohol) to mount their horses. There it was a whole party, tourists, locals and the riders wandering around, looking at...

  • Day of the Death.

    Todos Santos Cuchumatán Things to Do

    On the second day the action moves to the cemetery, again lot of stalls selling food and drinks, and marimba with drunk people (mostly men) dancing around the graves. There are also stalls selling offerings to the deaths.



See all 3 Huehuetenango Tips
  • Transport from HueHue to the Border

    Huehuetenango Transportation

    The amount of passenger traffic between Guatemala and Mexico appears to be very little on New Years Day, and so we were limited to taking a taxi. At the zocalo in Huehuetenango idle taxi cabs wait and they can be bargined with for a ride to the border. But, expect to pay a substantial sum by a bargain adventurers standards. As I recall, we paid $35...

  • Hitchhiking the American Highway

    Huehuetenango Transportation

    Buses ply the Mayan highlands, but sometimes they are either full or late in coming. Sometimes, as certain crossroads, it's possible to bargain for a ride in the back of a pickup. We were forced to do this on New Years Day, as the buses simply weren't running. Along with several others in the same situation, we piled our luggage and ourselves into...

  • HueHue's zocalo or central plaza

    Huehuetenango Things to Do

    The colonial plaza is perhaps not the oldest in the region, but it has not been overly restored either. Tourists are few, and we found it pleasant to walk around free of any crowds on New Year's Day.



See all 4 Barillas Tips
  • Bevare of the dog

    Barillas Warnings and Dangers

    Rabies is wellspread over the country. And most dogs are not tied up.If you are attacked, rise you hand as if you are to throw a stone towards it (or throw a stone), and you will receive a respectful attitude.

  • Rutas Barillenses

    Barillas Transportation

    Nowadays there are a lot of different bus companies travelling daily from Huehuetenango to Barillas. Though, there have been no change of the fare, and they all charge the same, so it is likely so suspect another monopolized gutemalan marked.

  • Visit the untouched lake of Maxbal

    Barillas Off The Beaten Path

    In the cloudforest a couple of miles north of Barillas you can find the beautiful lake of Maxbal, still without villages around it. If you are lucky you can spot a quetzal bird in the morning. There are no fishes, but you can find small shrimps.


Top Departamento de Huehuetenango Hotels

Todos Santos Cuchumatán Hotels
17 Reviews - 56 Photos
Río Dulce Hotels
19 Reviews - 51 Photos

Instant Answers: Departamento de Huehuetenango

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

23 travelers online now


Departamento de Huehuetenango

Plan a Departamento de Huehuetenango vacation with reviews, tips and photos posted by real travelers and Departamento de Huehuetenango locals

Popular Destinations in Departamento de Huehuetenango

  1. Río Dulce
  2. Todos Santos Cuchumatán
  1. Huehuetenango
  2. Barillas

More Cities in Departamento de Huehuetenango