Departamento de Quetzaltenango Travel Guide

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Quetzaltenango

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Zunil

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San Martín Sacatepéquez

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Almolonga

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Quetzaltenango

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  • Guatemalensis Spanish School

    Quetzaltenango Things to Do

    I had the dream of traveling around Central America and to know several countries, so I decided to take a course of Spanish language to do so, I looked for information of some schools and chose the best. I attended GUATEMALENSIS SPANISH SCHOOL located in the city of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala and my decision was right. This school gave me an...

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  • Learning a language before travel.

    Quetzaltenango Things to Do

    I had the dream of traveling around Central America and to know several countries, so I decided to take a course of Spanish language to do so, I looked for information of some schools and chose the best.I attended GUATEMALENSIS SPANISH SCHOOL located in the city of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala and my decision was right.This school gave me an...

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  • Xela Cemetery

    Quetzaltenango Things to Do

    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...

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Zunil

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  • Fuentes Georginas

    Zunil Things to Do

    Like I said in the Xela's tip, these are awesome hot springs! The views from up there are breath-taking, and the hike down the mountains is incredible!! Almost 10 KM through vegetable-growing fields, with plenty of locals along the road ... nice!If you decide to walk back to Zunil, just be careful when you are getting closer to town. You'll see...

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  • Western Higlands

    Zunil Things to Do

    Zunil is located in the Guatemalan western higlands, with great views of the volcanoes, and with some interesting indian villages nearby.

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San Martín Sacatepéquez

  • A long ride, better with the Torito.

    San Martín Sacatepéquez Transportation

    If you are not visiting the lagoon in an organized tour, the best way to reach is this: From Quetzaltenango, take a bus ($0.75) two blocks north of Benito Juarez, at the intersection of 15 Avenida and 6 Calle Zona 3. Look for the bus to Chile Verde (30 minutes drive). Buses start running at 7 a.m. Tell the driver you want to go to Chicabal lagoon....

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  • Shrines and altars.

    San Martín Sacatepéquez Things to Do

    The shrines are visited throughout the year, following the sacred Mayan calendar, so everyday there are mayan Mam ceremonies around the lake.

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  • Mayan ceremonies.

    San Martín Sacatepéquez Things to Do

    A unique feature, which has favored the conservation of the lagoon and the cloud forest located in the crater, is that it is considered sacred by local people, who perform daily ceremonies and prayers in it . A special mysticism surrounds the lagoon Chicabal: the history of Mayan altars, ceremonies officiated by priests requesting the rain, the...

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