Mostly a stopping-off point for more interesting places, Huehuetenango, or Huehue (pronounced way -way), offers few charms of its own, but some people do love it for its true Guatemalan character. Either way, there are enough eating and sleeping options here to keep you happy, and the sight of the Cuchumatanes mountain range (the highest in Central America) in the background makes for some striking scenery.
The cheerful indígena market is filled daily with traders who come down from surrounding villages. Surprisingly, the market area is about the only place you'll see traditional costumes in this town, as most of its citizens are ladinos wearing modern clothes. Coffee growing, mining, sheep raising, light manufacturing and agriculture are the region's main activities.
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Adventures in Central America

This tour will show you all the beautiful places of the fraternal brothers Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador. It starts in Guatemala where you will arrive after a long flight. The first night you will stay in Antigua, a charming place which once was the third most important Spanish Colony. After this you will go to the volcano Pacaya and you will s..