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By Christopher Minster
I am a writer and editor at V!VA Travel guides here in Quito, where I specialize in adding quality content to the site and also in spooky things like...
10 Dec 2009

Top Places in Huehuetenango

El Mirador

134639If you are driving or with a private tour group make sure you stop off at El Mirador, just before Km 280 north of Chiantla. Winding up the steep road cut into the cliffside, there are some unbeatable ...
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El Mirador, Around Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala


134640Aguacatán doesn’t appear to be much more than a town built around the through road which cuts east to west across the base of the Cuchumatanes from Sacapulas to Huehuetenango. It is, however, the ...
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Aguacatán, Around Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala


134641The road north from Huehuetenango towards Paquix passes right through the middle of Chiatla, five kilometers from Huehue. It is a pretty village with a large plaza and two parks around which are the ...
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Chiantla, Around Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Unicornio Azul

134642Continuing on the road north to Paquix and the village of Chancol, about one kilometer after El Mirador, a sign indicates the turn-off to the Unicornio Azul lodge and equestrian center. The posada ...
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Unicornio Azul, Around Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Laguna Magdelena

136246Known as the ‘other Semuc Champey’ (the high mineral content gives the water its stunning emerald green color), Laguna Magdelena is rarely visited by tourists due to its inaccessibility. 35 ...
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Laguna Magdelena, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Around Huehuetenango

There\'s not much to see around Huehuetenango, as it\'s primarily a border ...
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Around Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala


Barillas is a small frontier town located on the edge of the Ixcán wilderness. This ladino frontier town doesn’t offer very much in the way of tourist attractions, accommodations or restaurants. ...
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Barillas, Huehuetenango, Guatemala


If you are traveling east of La Mesilla along the Pan American Highway, you will see a turn off for the small town of Nentón. Like many towns off the highway, there isn’t a lot to do here, but if ...
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Nentón, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Gracias A Dios

Gracias a Dios is a pretty ordinary town offering very little in the way of accommodation and sightseeing. It isn’t a popular place for tourists to stay but it is a relatively straightforward ...
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Gracias A Dios, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Things to do in Huehuetenango

Parque Central

At the heart of Huehuetenango is the parque central. Carefully tended gardens surround an old colonial era fountain, making this park one of the country’s prettier central plazas. Visitors can ...
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Huehuetenango, Guatemala


Zaculeu lies just 4km west of Huehuetenango’s central plaza. In October 1525, the historical Mam ceremonial site fell to Spanish conquistador Gonzalo de Alvarado after a two month siege. Dating as ...
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
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