Chichicastenango is a remote town boasting cobblestone streets, an aura of shamanism, and the country’s best indigenous market.
Begin with a tour of the Cathedral of Santo Tomas, where ancient Mayan beliefs blend with Catholicism in a fascinating combination. Then head to the market.
Peruse stalls around the perimeter to find carved masks, embroideries, and other great souvenirs. Or delve into the center of the action and join locals negotiating for produce and life’s other necessities.
Round out your visit with a stop at the brilliant cemetery—identified by National Geographic as one of the most colorful cemeteries on earth.