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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  • September 1, 2017
    A lake in the caldera of an extinct volcano. Be in great shape and/or acclimate yourself to the altitude for at least a week. Trails are well marked. Sometimes there are Mayan rituals on the shore - i...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    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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  • July 10, 2017
    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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