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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  • 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. 
  • La laguna de Chicabal es un lugar bellisimo, para accesar se tiene el beneficio que se toma un vehiculo tipo pick up, que los lugareños llaman "Torito", un transporte comodo, que incluye cierto sabor ...  more »
  • It is a beautiful place, breathes the tranquillity and peace of nature, the route is ideal for sharing with friends and family. Them I recommend take a good camera to capture the beauty of this mystical place.
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