Quetzaltenango is Guatemala’s second city and its cultural heart. Affectionately called Xela (Shay-la), over 50% of Quetzaltenango’s population is Mam-Mayan and Quiche, and it has the unofficial title of ‘Guatemala’s Mayan Capital’. The city’s central square, Parque a Centro America, is at the heart of its historic centre. Lined with beautiful colonial buildings including, a theatre and cultural centre, this relaxed, friendly city there is plenty to see and do in. Take a guided tour and get to know this fascinating place a little better with THGuatemala.
What will I see during on tour? – Parque Central, The Cathedral, the City Hall, Pasaje Enriquez, the Theater and much more.
Total trip time: 2.5 hours
Departure time: 9:00am from Xela
Included in Price: Local guides and entrance fees
Additional costs: Spending money to buy food and drinks if required
What to bring: Water, Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable walking shoes
Useful Information: Remember, Xela is one of the highest cities in Central America at an altitude of 2333m (7,546 ft)