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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  • Sent a request to take horses through a finca and up this volcano. An agency packed a terrible lunch, though the horseback riding through a coffee finca was one of the best horse back riding trips eve...  more »
  • To get there you need to climb a pretty difficult incline, descend to the laguna and come back on the same hard rocky incline .. but it's well worth the visit The local legend say that the laguna was ...  more »
  • It is a spicy hike up ... If you'd rather not this there are also jeeps that you (for a fee of course) up. TOA a nice walk with beautiful views of the other volcanoes. After the long flight of stairs next to the bottom (Fortunately, there is another way back up) to get to the beautiful Crater Lake!!!
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