Las Verapaces Sights

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Biotopo del Quetzal

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

A 2,849-acre tract of cloud forest along the road to Cobán, the Biotopo del Quetzal was created to protect its resplendent namesake...

Catedral de Santo Domingo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The whitewashed church bordering the main square is worth peeking into, although it is quite understated. To the right of the cathedral...

Finca Santa Margarita

  • Farm/Ranch

For a nation so involved with the coffee industry, Guatemala offers few opportunities for visitors to watch its principal export being...

Grutas de Lanquín

  • Cave

Portions of the Grutas de Lanquín, a system of caves cut through by underground rivers, are easy to explore. The first 30 minutes of...

La Islas

  • Resort–Sight

This very pleasant balneario, or "resort," is located in the town of San Pedro Carchá, 6 km (4 mi) east of Cobán. On a clear-running...

Museo Príncipe Maya

  • Museum/Gallery

A 10-minute walk from the plaza, this museum has a private collection of ancient Mayan artifacts recovered from El Petén, Alta Verapaz,...

Parque Nacional Las Victorias

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Near Templo El Calvario, the park sits on what used to be a privately owned plantation. Today it is filled with lush vegetation and winding...

Semuc Champey

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Often praised as the most beautiful spot in Guatemala, Semuc Champey lives up to that lofty billing. The site appears to be a series...

Templo El Calvario

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A short walk from the modern markets of central Cobán sits the city's best known sight, which offers one of the best views in the area.

Viveros Verapaz

  • Garden/Arboretum

Run by the friendly Millie Mittelstaedt de Hernández, this magnificent orchid farm is a good place for an afternoon jaunt. The farm...