"Shop 'til you drop!" Top 5 Page for this destination Chichicastenango Things to Do Tip by acemj
Chichicastenango Things to Do: 39 reviews and 57 photos
The famous market in ChiChi takes place on Thursdays and Sundays and the town literally gets swamped with day tripping tourists and travelers. Nonetheless, it's still worth visiting and braving the crowds in order to see all of the myriad of items on sale. However, if you have the opportunity, I'd recommend coming the night before or staying for an extra day so that you can see the town without all the crowds. We arrived in ChiChi on a Wednesday afternoon when the streets were still relatively quiet. The main square was the only area of significant activity with plenty of vendors of Mayan descent setting up their shops, which are constructed of wooden poles and tarps.
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