At the foot of the Cuchumatanes beyond Huehuetenango is the village of Chiantla, the former seat of the municipality. It is famous for its silver statue of the Virgen del Rosario, who draws pilgrims from across the country. The main date for the pilgrimage is February 2, when the town packs out with supplicants and the infirm.
Another 4km on from Chiantla, El Mirador overlooks Huehuetenango from a point up in the Cuchumatanes. On a clear day it offers a truly stunning view of the entire region and many volcanoes. Mounted on plaques here is the poem, A Los Cuchumatanes, penned by Juan Dieguez Olaverri.