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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. Make Laguna Chicabal a part of your Quetzaltenango vacation plans using our Quetzaltenango trip itinerary planning site.
Tours to Laguna Chicabal
Trekking to Chicabal Volcano BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $70
Duration: 6 hours
Laguna Chicabal reviews
Behave sensibly, please. If you are going with a guide, he/ she should know, but as far as i know there are times when visitors are not welcome due to the above mentioned spiritual meaning of that... more »
Not as hard of a hike as Santa Maria but definitely not the easiest to do in Xela. The view of the lagoon is BEAUTIFUL but make sure you leave earlier in the morning to miss the afternoon fog. more »
Very mistic place! its a nice and easy hike from San Martin till the lake where you can see and listen (if you are lucky) to some people pray and doing Mayan rituals. The misticism is enhanced when the clouds enter the crater and condensed into the lake.
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