This cemetery was one of our favorite things we did in Xela. And it was free! Only a few blocks off the main plaza is a beautiful cemetery. The front is filled with impressive marble tombs and if you walk to the back, you'll reach the predominantly Mayan section where the gravestones are painted bright colors. On Sundays, flower vendors sit outside...more
Support fair trade in Guatemala! Many of the typical artisan shops and markets actually sell mass-produced products and the handmade artisan products they sell often give very little of that money to the artisans who actually make their products. For that reason, its important to support cooperatives and stores that are fair trade, like Y'abal...more
We had to go to this crossing to get into Xela as opposed to Guatemala City. I have heard all the crossings are like this..This is how my experience went..We got a pedicab across the bridge as we had tons of stuff and as we pulled up a guy came and grabbed our passports and took them into the office. We went inside and was told to sit and wait. I...more
As soon as you get near the lake, you will be accosted by a swarm of people trying to get you to go with them to cross the lake. They tried to tell us that the public ferry cost $100 US to go round-trip and they said they would take us for only $70 per person. We had a Guatemala guide so we told them they were lying and the public ferry is only...more
There are few things to do in this small town, but are on the way to Chicabal lagoon, so you have to stop here, the beautiful colonial church deserves a visit.