Laguna Chicabal, Quetzaltenango

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. Make Laguna Chicabal a part of your Quetzaltenango vacation plans using our Quetzaltenango trip itinerary planning site .
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  • Very cool crater lake located at the bottom of a long, long staircase. Weather changes fast so be sure to bring rain-ready layers with you.  more »
  • It is highly recommended to visit this site. To get walking from the parking lot, at a slow pace, appreciating nature, are two hours. The lagoon is simply beautiful, crystal clear. It is a place full of peace and used for prayers by indigenous people of the area. Recommendations, takes good Waterproof footwear with non-skid sole, something to cover your head and rainwear. The area is cold and it rains constantly
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  • It’s definitely not an easy walk. Specially if you do like me and walk all the way from the highway. It’s so green, so peaceful and so full of nature. And the lake? What a view! Beautiful.  more »
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