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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  • It is a beautiful place, breathes the tranquillity and peace of nature, the route is ideal for sharing with friends and family. Them I recommend take a good camera to capture the beauty of this mystical place.
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  • We went with friends and experience is beautiful. We madrugamos to see the sunrise at the top and walk around the Lake. Do it in the morning was very useful because the climate was cool and clear. The visitor center is very nice, could improve a bit the baths of private rooms, but is generally comfortable, affordable prices and they can coordinate food for food three times. If you need to contact the visitors center, call don Juan Garcia (502) 3025-6142
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  • There is a reason this lake is considered sacred by the Mayan people. After a challenging hike up to the site (located inside an inactive volcano), you will find it hard to regain your breath just by ...  more »