Top things to do

Viewpoint in Chiantla

El Mirador

This viewpoint is 4km uphill from Chiantla. It's worth the steep climb on switchback roads for the absolutely stupendous views. On a clear day you can easily make out the volcanoes that loom over Antigua and Lake At…
Church in Chiantla

Shrine of Virgen del Rosario

This statue of the Virgin Mary (also known as Virgen de Candelaria) clad entirely in locally-mined silver, is a big draw for local Catholics. She is believed to have mystical healing powers and people come from all …
Cafe in Chiantla

Café Del Cielo

This pretty wood and stone cabin cafe is tucked just below the Mirador viewpoint, allowing you to enjoy a coffee, beer or light meal served alongside one of Guatemala's best views. Eat inside or take refreshments on…
Fiesta in Todos Santos Cuchumatán

El Día de Todos los Santos

Todos Santos is famous for the annual horse races held on El Día de Todos los Santos. Traditional foods are served throughout the day and there are mask dances.
International in Chiantla

La Fonda de Don Juan

Chiantla's best restaurant, this charming spot with a pleasant dining terrace at the rear bills itself as a pizzeria (and the pizzas are certainly good), but in reality it offers a bit of everything, from hearty Gua…
Museum in Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Museo Balam

Todos Santos' museum is on a hilly rise on the eastern edge of town. The small but fascinating collection of outfits and masks, traditional kitchen implements, archaeological finds and musical instruments comes to l…
Food Hall in San Pedro Soloma

Los Picones al Chaz Chaz

About 20m up from the Parque Principal is this bright and cheerful dining hall where in the morning you can have fresh tamales with delicious salsas, as well as tacos and burritos. Don't mind the scary, grotto-like …
Guatemalan in Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Comedor Evelín

Inside this often busy eatery you'll find the menu scrawled on a styrofoam board. At lunch time it serves such traditional fare as pepián de pollo (chicken in pumpkin-seed sauce) and caldo de res (broth with large c…
Monument in Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Tuj K'man Txun

This ceremonial site, 500m up the street beside the central plaza, consists of two wooden crosses upon a stone altar for contemporary Maya offerings. The crosses commemorate the incidents of August 1982, when the ar…
Guatemalan in San Pedro Soloma

Restaurante Del Valle

This popular eating hall is tricky to spot initially – the entrance is on the side street next to a car park, but it serves up good, hearty plates of Guatemalan standards. If you're lucky, patrons will serenade you …