I am not a shopper by choice, but this is a top attraction in Guatemala for a number of reasons. After a sometimes harrowing van ride from Antigua, you find yourself transported to an entirely other world. Every Sunday and Thursday the local Mayans gather in Chichicastenago for what is the area's largest handicrafts market. They are ready to bargain with you shrewdly, and the experience of trying to communicate in fractured English is fun. Prices you will get in Chichicastenango for both souvenirs and high-end items tend to be lower than what you'd find in Antigua or Guatemala City. Amazingly the quality of these similar products remains significantly higher despite the price.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 24, 2002
Chichicastenango Sunday Market
Center of town
Chichicastenango , Guatemala