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’s definitely not an easy walk. Specially if you do like me and walk all the way from the highway. It’s so green, so peaceful and so full of nature. And the lake? What a view! Beautiful.  more »
  • I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone who likes hiking and is interested in Mayan rituals.  more »
  • Went with Daniel from Xela Adventure, who is an excellent guide - went birding with him a few days ago, but this was not birding as went with my daughter and her partner. We opted for the 4x4 to take ...  more »
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