El Mirador

Western Highlands

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 Atitlán. Mounted on plaques at the viewpoint here is the poem, A Los Cuchumatanes, penned by the poet Juan Dieguez Olaverri. If you can, get here for sunrise, when the vista is at its most spectacular.

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