Santa Cruz del Quiché Travel Guide

  • So Thats where I left my boot . . .
    So Thats where I left my boot . . .
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  • Tecun Uman's Last Stand
    Tecun Uman's Last Stand
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  • Long roads very litttle comfort along the road
    Long roads very litttle comfort along...
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Santa Cruz del Quiché Things to Do

  • Local church.

    Theres few tings to do in Santa Cruz. Its an isolated village out of the touristic path. It has an interesting church built by the dominicans made from stones of the nearby ruins of Utatlan. I dont know why, but i didnt feel a friendly atmosphere.

  • The clock tower.

    Besides the cathedral is located this interesting building also said to have been built with stones of the Utatlan ruins. Sta Cruz is well connected by bus from Chichicastenango and Guatemala city (almost every hour). The road from Chichi to Sta Cruz runs through a pleasant scenery of pine forest and the Lemoa lagoon.

  • The Blue Lagoon at Quiche

    En route to Chichicastenango our cab driver decided to make a pit stop at the lagoons. It was like a slice of rural heaven. The waters are calm and the water lilies add to the picturesque scenery.


Santa Cruz del Quiché Warnings and Dangers

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    Isolated Highways

    by VinTolucci Written Oct 11, 2006

    It makes sense to travel with a small group, especially on a long road trip. The highways are desolate and one attracts less attention with a small group. Furthermore pack all your essentials and have them handy, as there are hardly any rest stops along the way.

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Santa Cruz del Quiché Off The Beaten Path

  • Main gate to the Ixil triangle.

    If you plan to visit the interesting Ixil triangle, you have to pass through Sta Cruz. There are busses connecting Sta Cruz with other towns like Nebaj, Chajul and Cotzal.

  • Watch as the grass grows only to have it...

    For some strange reason I found it quite pleasant to just sit there and watch the cows as they mulched on grass. The surrounding lagoon must have had to do with the inner peace at the time.

  • Explore the local landscape

    El Quiche is mountainous terrain, explore the forest and enjoy the mild weather. Do be careful and don't fall into a ravine.


Santa Cruz del Quiché Favorites

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    K'Umarcaj o Utatlán is an...

    by la_beba Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: K'Umarcaj o Utatlán is an archaeological place, found about 4 kilometers from Santa Cruz del Quiché. It was the main capital of the prosperity of Quiché and its remains leave a trace of its opulence. Now days, this city possesses a Visitors Center, a Museum and staff specialized to give necessary help to tourists.

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