Welcome to San Antonio Palopó
San Antonio Palopó is a remote and captivating hillside village where entire families tend their terraced fields in traditional garb – women in indigo-striped huipiles (long embroidered tunics), dark blue cortes (long skirts) and sparkly headbands, and men in traditional wool skirts. At the top, a gleaming white church forms the center of activity. About 150m down the path to the right, the Tienda Candelaria houses a weaving cooperative where women produce shawls, huipiles and tocoyales (headdresses) on backstrap looms and get a fair price for them. Together with the nearby village of Santa Catarine Palopó, this area is also known for its cream pottery, with a distinctive blue and green decoration.