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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  • Greay trek! All in all So 100Q becauae 2e got a taxi out for convenience. Apparently there are yours but you really can do this alone. If hiked from San Martin it's quite challenging. If you get a pic...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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