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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  • It is a crater lake on the mountain. Who are interested in the Maya culture and Maya holy place, because I can enjoy it. Also very quiet and a great place to take a think. Feels good because it is not to climb, so distance is not far to walk in the nature.
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  • I love to see the mist over the water. Be there you can feel you are in paradise, close to the sky.
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  • They call this an easy hike, but it's still quite exhausting if you don't have a good physical condition. However, I did like the hike, especially the view when clouds come over.  more »