"A short visit to Chichicastenango" Chichicastenango by gordonilla
Chichicastenango Travel Guide: 89 reviews and 211 photos
This is one of the frequent and usual stops for tourists. The religious side of life is obvious and the churches do have a mix of both RC and the traditional Mayan religions.
There is an excellent market - and bartering is necessary. Don't take the first price haggle, the locals expect it and if you don't they will take your money but think you are a little weird!
The mask was the first purchase - I had our host Dr Victor Calderon do the negotiations for me. I regret not buying two of them; this now hangs on my living room wall with a number of smaller Mayan masks.
The group had had an early start to the day and stopped for breakfast en route. We ate at "Pedregal Santa Apolonia" it was excellent and the coffee was unbelievable.
The food was traditional and the service was excellent. Even at 10:00, the place was very busy and as we had some 10 people it became an adventure in it's own right!
We then travelled on through mountains and volcanoes. It was thrilling and the views spectatcular. Rock faces scraped out to obtain grit for washing pots and plates, friendly faces and large empty expanses of the country.
it was a very humid day and we were taekn inside to the indoor market. It was oppressive and the smell was.....well less than fragrant.
gordonilla's Related Pages
Chichicastenango Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "The Incredible ChiChi"
- "Chichicastenango-Best Marketplace in Guatemala"
- "The best indian market in Guatemala."
- "Market Day in the Highlands"
- "The biggest indian market in Guatemala"
- "Chichicastenango: the biggest market of Guatemala!"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Chichicastenango
- Hotels in Chichicastenango
- Transportation in Chichicastenango
- Nightlife in Chichicastenango
- Restaurants in Chichicastenango
- Shopping in Chichicastenango
- Warnings and Dangers in Chichicastenango
- See All...
Explore the World
Badges & Stats in Chichicastenango
- 0 Reviews
- 6 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 0 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (12)
Have you been to Chichicastenango?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Chichicastenango
Top 10 Pages
- London Intro, 152 reviews, 584 photos, 7 travelogues
- Helsinki Intro, 179 reviews, 437 photos, 10 travelogues
- Copenhagen Intro, 57 reviews, 198 photos, 5 travelogues
- Vienna Intro, 50 reviews, 177 photos, 3 travelogues
- Paris Intro, 47 reviews, 163 photos, 5 travelogues
- Edinburgh Intro, 42 reviews, 156 photos, 6 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Coruña Intro, 53 reviews, 144 photos, 4 travelogues
- Oslo Intro, 42 reviews, 129 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Tórshavn Intro, 43 reviews, 124 photos
- Munich Intro, 32 reviews, 123 photos, 7 travelogues