Guatemala - The Highlands (PDF Chapter)

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Guatemala - The Highlands (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Guatemala guidebook.

The highlands – El Altiplano – stretch from Antigua to the Mexican border, and is Guatemala’s most breathtaking region by some degree. Most travelers spend a spell at the dizzyingly beautiful Lago de Atitlán, an azure lake dramatically ringed by volcanoes.

  • take yoga classes by the sublime volcano-fringed waters of Lago de Atitlán in San Marcos La Laguna
  • maps
  • hike volcanoes and learn Spanish in San Pedro La Laguna, one of Central America’s back-packer hubs
  • transport
  • shop for huipiles and a hundred other souvenirs at colorful Chichicastenango
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Lago de Atitlán, Panajachel & Around, Santiago Atitlán, San Pedro La Laguna, San Juan La Laguna, San Marcos La Laguna, Jaibalito, Santa Cruz La La-guna, Tzununá, Quiché, Chichicastenango, Santa Cruz Del Quiché, Uspantán, Nebaj, Chajul, Acul, Western Highlands, Quetzaltenango & Around, Huehuetenango & Around.

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