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Thursdays and Sundays, this mountain village is transformed into the world's largest handicrafts market, where you'll find pottery, colorful textiles, carved wooden masks, flowers, incense and other Mayan goods for sale.
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Visitors will either love or hate this market. I went here on a Thursday, and it was very busy. We had a guide helping us for a tip, and I don’t know if I would get a guide again. Even though it is suggested that...More
The market is a fantastic combination of the local food markets including fresh vegetables and chicken, and also great souvenir shopping.
There’s a colossal variety of textiles, leather goods and timber products. You could easily spend a couple of hours exploring the two parts of...More
We had our driver take us to the market as part of our 3 hour tour. Of course he brought us to a "friend" . We wanted a table runner or napkins. We got both for $20US cash only, he handled much of the transaction....More
This is a busy bustling market with numerous opportunities to by local produce and souvenirs from the many stalls. Fruit and vegetables are available in the market hall and a good view of this can be had from the first floor. Chickens and other animals...More
We went on a Sunday and it was crazy busy. There is a tourist market with all the weaving goods you can imagine. Then there is a local market closer to the church (which you should visit) where there are also weavings and then more...More
Well, it is true Indian`s mall under the sky. You can buy here everything produced around - fruits, vegetables, meat - but probably the most interesting are textiles. colourfully, marked by local tradition "things to wear" - in ver wide sense. Also - home textiles,...More
This place is amazing! I do recommend hiring one of the local guides to take you around the market, there is so much I would have missed if I did it on my own. The guide only cost about $20.00 and he will take you...More
This is a colourful, beautiful market. You can find chicken feet, liver, etc, fresh goat’s milk, authentic Guatemalan fabrics in many colors and patterns. People are friendly and helpful. There is a large fruits and vegetable market in the same arts and crafts market. No...More
This is definitely not my favourite place. If you need to spare a day just skip this place. It is crowned very touristic the reality of the locals. We enjoyed much more the Mercedes of Zunil and Amolonga near Xela. Here you get the real...More
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If this is your first time at the lake, the boat tour to the towns could take half a day. The ride to the Chichicastenango market is too long, and the visit to the market could take two hours! and then to the airport there... More
If this is your first time at the lake, the boat tour to the towns could take half a day. The ride to the Chichicastenango market is too long, and the visit to the market could take two hours! and then to the airport there is too much traffic! I do not recommend you to do this in one day! There is too much to see!