About in Chichicastenango
The town is lying on the crests of mountaintops at an altitude of 7,000 ft. and is located about three hours from Antigua or Guatemala City. It is home to what is surely the most colorful native market in Central America. The famous handicraft market of Chichicastenango draws not only the K’iche’ Maya but vendors from all over Guatemala.
Another major attraction is the colonial church of Santo Tomas next to the market. The steps originally to a temple of the pre-Hispanic Maya civilization remain venerated. Shamans (Mayan spiritual leaders) still use it for their rituals, burning incense and candles.
Recommended Hotels in Chichicastenango by Antigua Tours
*The rates below are applicable through the year except for Holy Week and Christmas New Year’s (special rates upon request), unless otherwise noted.Rates subject to change.
Hotel Maya Inn
With 30 rooms, this hotel is a charming surprise in Chichicastenango as it welcomes you into the old world of Spanish colonial times. It features one-of-a-kind accommodations, fine dining, intimate lounge, lush patios, and gardens that make your stay a unique experience.
Hotel Santo Tomás
This hotel offers 43 spacious rooms, each with two double beds, fireplace, private showers and telephone. It is located just a few minutes walk from the market. The property is features a collection of Spanish colonial art. Their restaurant serves excellent local and international meals. Easily accessible, on the second floor you will find a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a small gym. It is perhaps best known for its award winning Thursday & Sunday lunch buffet.