Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela or Xelaju, is the second largest city in . There are a number of attractions in town, and it's also a good base for exploring Guatemala's Western Highlands.
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Notable Places in the Area

The is a football stadium located in Quetzaltenango, . Photo: Derstxmc, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Airport terminal
Los Altos Airport, also known as , serves the city of Quetzaltenango, also known as "Xelajú" or "Xela," and western . is situated 2 km northeast of Quetzaltenango. Photo: QuetzaltecodeCorazon, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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is a city in that provides medicinal sulfur baths, an up close look at every day agro-business and a taste of Guatemalan culture. Photo: Zigomar, CC BY-SA 2.5.

is a town, with a population of 31,545, and a municipality in the department of , not far from the city of Quetzaltenango. is situated 4½ km north of Quetzaltenango.


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