Western Highlands shopping

Clothing in Quetzaltenango


Outlet shop for the women's empowerment association AMA (highland women's association), Pixan sells beautiful high quality textiles and clothing produced by Maya weavers, often in collaboration with international de…
Shopping Center in Quetzaltenango

Pasaje Enríquez

On the west side of the park, Pasaje Enríquez is an imposing but gorgeous arcade built in 1896 after a structure in Florence, Italy, housing an assortment of travel agencies, language institutes, cafes and bars.
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Cooperativa Santa Ana

Half a block downhill from the church plaza, this handicrafts cooperative is made up of more than 600 local women. Finely woven vests, jackets and traditional huipiles (from Q400) are displayed and sold here. You ca…
Market in Quetzaltenango

Mercado La Democracia

For one of Xela's more intense everyday marketing experiences, hit the Mercado La Democracia, about 10 blocks north of Parque Centro América in Zona 3, with food, clothing, CDs and other necessities for city dweller…
Market in Quetzaltenango

Mercado La Terminal

The hectic, sprawling market immediately south of the main bus terminal is an endless labyrinth of stalls piled high with produce echoing with the cries of hawkers and music stalls blasting latin pop.
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Mercado de Artesanías

The upper level of the main market building is devoted to the town's renowned handicrafts. You'll find quality textiles, carved wood objects, ceramics and metalwork.
Market in Quetzaltenango

Central Market

Xela's central market is three floors of reasonably priced handicrafts, as well as everyday items and fresh produce. Souvenir hunters will need to bargain hard.