This small town really comes alive every Thursday and Sunday when thousands of locals and neighbouring villagers descend on the town for market day. If you are looking for a brightly coloured blanket or a traditional poncho this is the place to visit. The noise and vibrancy is quite extraordinary, all of the main roads are closed off as the Mayan traders spill out across the streets, their stalls filled to the rafters with arts and crafts. This is a wonderful intoxicating experience; you might just pick up a bargain too!
This large, colonial style hotel in the centre of Chichicastenango is filled with colonial antiques and has lovely central gardens as well as a large restaurant and bar. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated.