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Quetzaltenango

4.2
Landmarks · Volcanos · Bodies of Water

Popular things to do in Quetzaltenango

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Volcano
Santa Maria Volcano
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Laguna Chicabal
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Central Plaza
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Cerro El Baul
3.6
Duration: 8 hours
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores. Today, the area's main claim to fame is its eponymous capital, which boasts fine examples of classical, neoclassical, and Renaissance architecture. The city's young student population endows it with a cosmopolitan and bohemian feel, which remain its main attractions, along with a good selection of restaurants and shops. Outside the busy provincial capital, tourists on a Quetzaltenango vacation discover a largely agricultural countryside known especially for its coffee plantations and small settlements hosting colorful outdoor markets. Customize your holiday with our Guatemala online road trip planner to create an adventure that suits you.

Side trips from Quetzaltenango

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Theme Park
Xetulul Theme Park Retalhuleu
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Reserva Natural Atitlán Panajachel
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Indian Nose San Juan la Laguna
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Hotel Atitlan Gardens Panajachel
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Quetzaltenango

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Volcano
Santiaguito Volcano
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Water Park
Xocomil
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Church
Catedral del Espiritu Santo
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ketzali Accessories
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Quetzaltenango

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Specialty Museum
Lxkik Maya Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Museo Casa Botran
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo del Ferrocarril de los Altos
2.0
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Quetzaltenango

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Yabal Handicrafts
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Chocolate Dona Pancha
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Spas in Quetzaltenango

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Spa / Wellness
Casa de Yoga
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Spa
Natura Spa Xela
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

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