Western Highlands

The Western Highlands are a lush and beautiful mountainous region in , stretching from the outskirts of to the Mexican border. The region is defined by two main features: the Sierra Madre, a mountain range of volcanoes on its south side, and the tall mountain ranges that form the northern side.

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, also known as Xela or Xelaju, is the second largest city in .

San Pedro La Laguna is in . It is a fairly laid-back small town across from .

is in the Western Highlands of .

is a quiet town on in .


Lago de Atitlán, is a beautiful volcanic lake in the Western Highlands of , renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and is one of Guatemala's most important national and international tourist attractions.

is a city in the Western Highlands of .

Sololá is a city in a state of the same name in the Western Highlands region of , Spanish- some indigenous people, particularly women, may not speak Spanish.

is a small town in the Western Highlands of .

is a village in , 10 km from the major city of .

is a town in . Buses are available from Santa Cruz del Quiché.

is a town in Western Highlands, .

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