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Top things to do in Western Highlands

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Lake Atitlan (Lake Atitlan)
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$1,356* and up
Ranked #1 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Volcanos; Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Finca Xetuc (Santiago Atitlan)
Ranked #2 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Other ranches and farms; Landmarks
Horseback Riding & Hiking; Bed & Breakfast
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Ranked #3 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The giant caldera that made Lake Atitlan and it's three volcanoes frame the experience of nature on the nature trails, the... more » Owner description: The giant caldera that made Lake Atitlan and it's three volcanoes frame the experience of nature on the nature trails, the hanging bridges or perched on the highest zip line. The two courses of zip lines fly of waterfalls, a coffee grove, the oak stands and the steep cliffs the guard the lake. In the Butterfly Geodome you can enjoy the colors and forms of hundreds of butterflies surrounded by flowers and the sounds of water. Surrounded by humming birds and the murmur of the river, you can take a break and have lunch, coffee or a drink and then continue to explore the diversity and beauty of this natural wonder. At night, the crickets, owls and the sounds of the night will be your company in our lodgings. « less
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Indian Nose (San Pedro La Laguna)
Ranked #4 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Santa Maria Volcano (Quetzaltenango)
Ranked #5 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Volcanos; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #6 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (Santa Cruz La Laguna)
Ranked #7 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Situated in the area of Tzantizotz which in local Kaqchikel means Point of Bats, this mountainous area begins at the lake... more » Owner description: Situated in the area of Tzantizotz which in local Kaqchikel means Point of Bats, this mountainous area begins at the lake front and reaches high altitude tropical dry forest. Well maintained paths for every fitness level traverse old Mayan trails. Palm thatched resting pavilions offer panoramic views of the entire lake. « less
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Volcan San Pedro (San Pedro La Laguna)
Ranked #8 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Volcanos; Nature and Parks
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Ati Divers (Lake Atitlan)
Ranked #9 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: The only PADI dive centre on Lake Atitlan, offering a unique dive experience. No coral reefs or tropical fish, instead see... more » Owner description: The only PADI dive centre on Lake Atitlan, offering a unique dive experience. No coral reefs or tropical fish, instead see freshwater fish, crabs, plants, volcanic hotspots and rock formations. Fun dives for certified divers, learn to dive with the PADI open water courses or even take the PADI Altitude Specialty. Based at La Iguana Perdida, in front of the dock at Santa Cruz. « less
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Unicornio Azul (Chiantla)
Ranked #10 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: Horseback riding in the amazing Cuchumatanes mountain range at 3000 meters. Well-trained horses, excellent saddles,... more » Owner description: Horseback riding in the amazing Cuchumatanes mountain range at 3000 meters. Well-trained horses, excellent saddles, professional guide. Rides from 1 hour to 1 day for beginners and experienced riders. « less
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Laguna Chicabal (Quetzaltenango)
Ranked #11 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Museo Azul Maya (Panajachel)
Ranked #12 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Museums
Owner description: It is a Mayan Archaeological Museum with over 1250 pre-Hispanic pieces, 99% are original, we have ceramics, jade, obsidian,... more » Owner description: It is a Mayan Archaeological Museum with over 1250 pre-Hispanic pieces, 99% are original, we have ceramics, jade, obsidian, alabaster and perdernal. Dating back to 250-900 A.C. « less
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Ranked #13 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Cojolya Museum and Store (Santiago Atitlan)
Ranked #14 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #15 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Thirty-five species of Guatemala's colorful butterflies are everywhere at this lovely sancuary, where exhibits for children... more » Owner description: Thirty-five species of Guatemala's colorful butterflies are everywhere at this lovely sancuary, where exhibits for children trace the butterfly's life cycle. « less
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Central Plaza (Quetzaltenango)
Ranked #16 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This beautiful town square is a gathering place for locals, and is home to a cathedral and museum.
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Iximche (Panajachel)
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$1,356* and up
Ranked #17 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve (San Marcos La Laguna)
Ranked #18 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Ranked #19 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A beautiful garden sanctuary located just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Panajachel.The garden offers visitors the... more » Owner description: A beautiful garden sanctuary located just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Panajachel.The garden offers visitors the opportunity to learn the uses of traditional herbs in ancient Maya medicine while enjoying the magnificent setting overlooking Lake Atitlan.Tours are available every Friday and include a unique tea tasting. (suggested donation Q10 adults)Customized tours for large groups are available, as are Maya Spiritual ceremonies and consults with our Maya Healers. « less
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Colonial church (Santiago Atitlan)
Ranked #20 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Jenna's Galeria (Panajachel)
Ranked #21 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Casa Cakchiquel (Panajachel)
Ranked #22 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Santa Catarina Palopo Church (Santa Catarina Palopo)
Ranked #23 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Museums
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San Antonio Palopo (Lake Atitlan)
Ranked #25 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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San Marcos Holistic Center (San Marcos La Laguna)
Ranked #26 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Health Clubs
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Casa Kakchiquel (Panajachel)
Ranked #27 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Museums
Mystical Yoga Farm (Santiago Atitlan)
Ranked #28 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: The Mystical Yoga Farm is a self-directed Spiritual Community that is focused on self-sustainability, growing fresh organic... more » Owner description: The Mystical Yoga Farm is a self-directed Spiritual Community that is focused on self-sustainability, growing fresh organic food, growing healthy yogi’s, teachers and healing practitioners. Our desire is to heal the earth and its inhabitants through connection with nature and Spirit, the source of all of creation.We offer:Apprentice Program is for individuals looking for in-depth involvement in a working spiritual community learning and experiencing mystical farming methods, yoga, healing arts, and spiritual practices. It varies in length ranging from one week to six months. Personal and Group Retreats The farm is an ideal location for your time of personal retreat, offering solitude and magical scenery, perfect for relaxation and reflection. « less
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Cerro El Baul (Quetzaltenango)
Ranked #29 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #30 of 38 attractions in Western Highlands
Category: Nature and Parks
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