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Thursdays and Sundays, this mountain village is transformed into the world's largest handicrafts market, where you'll find pottery, colorful textiles, carved wooden masks, flowers, incense and other Mayan goods for sale.
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The market is absolutely wonderful. The vibrant colors of the Mayan women wearing their traditional dress, the booths selling everything from crafts to food, was a photographer's dream. I recommend buying lunch from a street vendor for the full experience. It helps if you speak...More
The market is way to big to navigate by yourself, especially if you don't speak Spanish. We own a small import business in the U.S. and had specific textiles and toys we wanted to buy. We were lucky to meet Juán as soon as we...More
We went there on a Thursday morning and were very disappointed. Apart from the church that was quite fascinating, and inside which we spent some time, everything else was kind of dull and boring, and very touristy.
Not a so-called highlight we would recommend at...More
This is the biggest market in Central America. There are hundreds of colorful booths - full of woven goods, bags, table-runners, pouches, blankets, jackets, jewelry, fruits, vegetables and trinkets.
Most tourist only come from 10:00-2:00, as they come in on shuttles from other cities. I...More
This market is lots of fun..and sells both local and traditional wares. Get there early as most tourists start arriving at 10am and market gets crowded.
No need for guide you can do it on your own. Make sure you bargain hard. We found prices...More
Visitors will either love or hate this market. I went here on a Thursday, and it was very busy. We had a guide helping us for a tip, and I don’t know if I would get a guide again. Even though it is suggested that...More
The market is a fantastic combination of the local food markets including fresh vegetables and chicken, and also great souvenir shopping.
There’s a colossal variety of textiles, leather goods and timber products. You could easily spend a couple of hours exploring the two parts of...More
We had our driver take us to the market as part of our 3 hour tour. Of course he brought us to a "friend" . We wanted a table runner or napkins. We got both for $20US cash only, he handled much of the transaction....More
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If this is your first time at the lake, the boat tour to the towns could take half a day. The ride to the Chichicastenango market is too long, and the visit to the market could take two hours! and then to the airport there... More
If this is your first time at the lake, the boat tour to the towns could take half a day. The ride to the Chichicastenango market is too long, and the visit to the market could take two hours! and then to the airport there is too much traffic! I do not recommend you to do this in one day! There is too much to see!