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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  • It is Laguna we liked a lot with my family, since arriving it gives to it after download 592 steps a sense of relaxation and peace. In addition, we observed several Mayan rituals and had the opportunity to see the lagoon with and without fog. To reach us we chose a Torito that left us on the lookout and then return us to the parking area, simply told them the time to which we wanted to pick us up. To return, we saw 2 options, climb the stairs or take another path that takes you to the dry lagoon. We went in the morning and it is highly recommended, since they say that there is much fog in the evenings. I hope to visit it!
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  • We walked up to the lake from the main road of San Martin. It took about 2 hours. It was a very pleasant and peaceful walk. We arrived at the lake but it was too foggy to see anything except for the f...  more »
  • Lagoon Chicabal is a small lake at the top of what was a volcano, is used by the natives of the place as a place of worship, has twelve altars that represent different nawales. The beauty of the place is indescribable, falls from 10 o'clock in the morning mist and has a vantage point showing the chain of volcanoes and the South coast, is ideal for a day hike or camping at night.
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