The Highlands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Highlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Chichicastenango 6

Quetzaltenango (Xelajú) 5

Huehuetenango 3

San Juan La Laguna 3

Panajachel 2

Santiago Atitlán 2

San Miguel Totonicapán 1

Salcajá 1

Santa Cruz del Quiché 1

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Museo Regional Colección Rossbach

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If you want to learn more about the history of Chichicastenango, check out this little colonial-era building, which displays pre-Columbian...

Museo de Historia Natural

  • Museum/Gallery

In the Casa de la Cultura on the south side of Parque Centro América, the Museum of Natural History is interesting mainly for its neoclassical...

Parque Benito Juárez

  • Park/Playground

About 10 blocks north of Parque Centro América is this palm-lined park where many families spend their Sunday afternoons. Ice-cream...

Parque Central

  • Park/Playground

The town surrounds its Parque Central, where you'll find a pretty fountain, oyster-shaped bandstand, and relief map of the region. ...

Parque Central

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

As in most colonial villages, the heart of Chichicastenango is its central square, and any tour begins here. It's pretty tranquil here...

Parque Centro América

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

The city's central plaza, ablaze with pepper trees, is one of the most beautiful in Central America. It is surrounded by neoclassical...

Parque de la Paz

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

On the road west to San Pedro, Parque de la Paz commemorates 11 Tzutuhil people, including several children, who were killed when the...

Pascual Abaj

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Local shamans lead villagers in special rites at this site whose name translates as "stone of sacrifice" perched on a hilltop south of...

Reserva Natural Atitlán

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

The Reserva Natural Atitlán has a walking trail that loops through a small river canyon, crossing suspension bridges and passing a butterfly...

Zaculeu

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The ancient city of Zaculeu, 4 km (2 mi) from Huehuetenango, was built around AD 600 by the Mam people. The site was chosen for its strategic...

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