Xela's many language schools attract students from around the world. Unlike Antigua, which has had a similar reputation for quite a bit...
Cycling is a great way to explore the surrounding countryside or commute to Spanish class. Fuentes Georginas, San Andrés Xequl and the...
Volunteering in Quetzaltenango
The Quetzaltenango area has many nonprofit organizations working on social projects with the local K'iche' Maya people and others that...
Bajo La Luna
An atmospheric wine-and-cheese bar set in a cellar with exposed beams. Liters of Chilean red go for around US$6.
Quetzaltenango has a good selection of places to eat in all price ranges. Cheapest are the food stalls in and around the small market to...
Lonely Planet review
Just south of Quetzaltenango, Almolonga is an indigenous town worth visiting on market days (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) for its deliciously fresh vegetables, most grown on small family plots. Locals export them as far as El Salvador. At the lower end of the village the road passes through Los Baños, an area with natural hot sulfur springs.