An indigenous town with a population that is more than 90% evangelical Christian, Almolonga has become relatively wealthy from vegetable growing – something locals put down to God's bounty. The market bustles daily, and you'll see piles and piles of cabbages, limes, chilis, güisquil (a squash-like vegetable), onions and other gorgeous veggies, handled by hordes of women in embroidered aprons. Don't miss the Iglesia de San Pedro, which has a gilded altarpiece with a backdrop of incongruous neon lights, and an inverted galleon ceiling. Almolonga celebrates its annual fair on June 27.
At the lower end of the village, the road passes through Los Baños, an area with natural hot sulfur springs. Several little places down here have bath installations with private tiled tubs available for Q25 an hour. San Silvestre Spa has one of the better setups, including a 27°C (80°F) pool with waterfall.