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Western Highlands

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Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas · Volcanos
The changes in altitude across the Western Highlands make it a region of great biological and cultural diversity, with isolated communities able to keep their traditions intact into the 21st century, and a variety of ecosystems similarly prospering independent of outward influence. Holidays in Western Highlands take in the whole variety of the volcanoes, mountains, valleys, and rainforests, and the indigenous Maya market towns situated on the tiers and plateaus of the changing terrain. Colonial towns across the highlands showcase whitewashed buildings and pleasant town squares, backed by the the dramatic landscape tapering off into the clouds. Make your own Western Highlands vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Guatemala online trip itinerary maker.
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Popular things to do in Western Highlands

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Wildlife Area
Reserva Natural Atitlán Panajachel
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Lake Atitlan Lake Atitlan
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Volcano
Santa Maria Volcano Quetzaltenango
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Volcano
Volcan San Pedro San Pedro La Laguna
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Western Highlands

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Water Body
Laguna Chicabal Quetzaltenango
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Volcano
Volcan Atitlan San Lucas Toliman
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Indian Nose San Juan la Laguna
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Volcano
Volcano Toliman San Lucas Toliman
3.9
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Western Highlands

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Religious Site
Santa Catarina Palopo Church Santa Catarina Palopo
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Colonial Church Santiago Atitlan
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours Quetzaltenango
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Geo Travel Guatemala San Pedro La Laguna
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Spas in Western Highlands

Spa
Los Elementos Day Spa Santa Cruz La Laguna
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Spa / Wellness
San Marcos Holistic Cottage San Marcos La Laguna
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Spa
Ixmucane Holistic Healing Tzununa
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Western Highlands

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Casa Flor Ixcaco San Juan la Laguna
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ketzali Accessories Quetzaltenango
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store Santa Cruz La Laguna
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Atitlan Women Weavers San Pedro La Laguna
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Western Highlands

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Specialty Museum
Cojolya Museum and Store Santiago Atitlan
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
Galeria Imox San Juan la Laguna
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Lxkik Maya Museum Quetzaltenango
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Tzunun' Ya' San Pedro La Laguna
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand Up Paddle Atitlan Santa Cruz La Laguna
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Horseback Riding Tour
Finca Xetuc Santiago Atitlan
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Ruin
Iximche Panajachel
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Hotel Atitlan Gardens Panajachel
4.6
Duration: 2 hours