Elevation: up to 3,000/9,843ft
Huehuetenango, Guatemala Vacation Guide
Besides treasuring a magnificent nature, Huehue is one of the places in the country where several different indigenous languages are spoken. A mystic atmosphere awaits for you in the Western highlands of Guatemala. Don't miss this delightful and exciting experience!
Attractions and Activities
The majority of its territory is covered by the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes. A non-volcanic region with the highest elevations in Central America. With areas exceeding 3,000m/9,843ft and others just 300m/895ft above see level, Huehue has a marked change of climate. This makes their production very extensive. They cultivate sugar, tobacco, chili, wheat, corn, several fruits, quality coffee, etc. Their handicrafts are very important in the country because of the quality and variety they handle.
Excursions from Huehuetenango to other destinations near by
La Sierra de los Cuchumatanes
Located 3,837/12,589ft above see level, this place is the top of Central America. Its name comes from mam language, meaning "united with grand strength". This chilly place offers breathtaking views and hiking trails for all levels. Discover the lagoons, archeological sites and sources of rives hidden in this majestic mountain chain.
Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri
Known because it possess of one of the most impressive views of the country. The panoramic landscape from this place is just striking. Some of the volcanoes you will appreciate from here are: Tacana, Tajumulco, Santa Maria, Atitlan, between others.
This is the most important city of Mam gentry, who developed their own culture. This archeological site was restored in 1946, with the same material originally used back in the days. This work is a perfect simulation of the appearance of a religious center.
Cenotes de Candelaria
The crystal clear water of the cenotes is connected within a chain of underwater rivers. Depending on the season, the color of the water will change, from a deep turquoise to a vivid green. A mystic and magic place you need to visit during your trip in Huehuetenango.
Hoyo El Cimarron
A giant hole (approx. 200m/3,280ft depth and 170m/557ft diameter) hidden in the middle of the cold mountains. Forget the noise and crowded places by reaching this marvelous place one hour away from the main road. Perfect to relax and enjoy nature at its best!
A marvelous lagoon close to Mexico's border. It's known as "wild lagoon" because in the evenings, the wind that hits the lagoon creates waves that you can hear from a long distance. Visit this natural reserve and discover the beauty of its flora and fauna.
Location And Map
Located in Western Guatemala, Huehuetenango is 269km/155mi away from Guatemala City. The majority of the department is part of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, which makes it a natural treasure. Huehue offers a variety of activities and excursion you cannot miss!