Laguna Chicabal, Quetzaltenango

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Hike through the high-altitude volcanic region to Laguna Chicabal. After a relatively short trek through the cloud forest hills, you'll come a lagoon (sacred to the local indigenous cultures), which lies in the crater of the now-extinct Chicabal volcano. Bring study footwear and a camera, and also consider leaving early: clouds tend to form over the lake, giving it an eerie look, but diminishing the sweeping views from the top of the crater. Take a look at our Quetzaltenango itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Laguna Chicabal and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Laguna Chicabal is a very nice visit. Upon arrival pick up truck. Steep climb. After the same walk. Great view and beautiful story about the Maya. I really enjoy. The evening to return to the House, I slept well. I recommend this place.
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  • It is a unique place. It costs a little to be completely cleared in that place, but worth knowing, is not so difficult to walk and is nearby. Still comes with the aim of being able to surround it all walking. You can take very good pictures.
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  • Xela, from-there are buses from station minerva towards san martin green chile (takes about an hour). From dnd the bus drops you off (6q), can walk 45 min - 1 HR until the entry, where you pay the entrance P (50q, national 10q foreigners) from there are approx 40 min to the viewpoint. You go down stairs to the lagoon. If you're lucky, there will be people haciendomrituales. You can walk around the lagoon. Clouds and rain began about 10 a.m., so it is best to get up very early!
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