Since 1892, four generations in our family have taken part in making the guests of our hotel feel at home away from home. All of our rooms have orthopedic beds, private bathroom with enough hot wate, cable T.V. Wifi, telephone, bottled water.
Quetzaltenango is known in Guatemala as "The City that is the Soul of Culture". The city is has a lively music scene, and is home to numerous jazz and blues bands in addition to musicians playing in the native style. There is also a broader art scene focused on painting, singing and sculpture. Xela, the center of Quetzaltenango, is major tourist destination, and the city also attracts a large number of students seeking to learn Spanish.
Xela is famous for having great places for enjoying nightlife around its Parque Central, with bars, nightclubs, and hotels. Also the illuminated Parque Central is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Guatemala.
The Cuatro Caminos intersection outside the city
The city boasts a system of micro-buses for quick and cheap movement within the city. A micro-bus is essentially a large van stuffed with seats. Micro-buses are numbered based on the route they take through the city (i.e. "ruta 7").
There is no government-run mass transport system in the city. The sole public mean of transport within the city is the bus or system of micro-buses.
Transportation to other cities in the country is provided by bus.
Bicycling is a great way to get around the city, and also to travel to (and in) rural areas around the city.
Quetzaltenango is about 200 km from Guatemala City.
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photography enthusiast, art lover, service oriented, working my dream job as manager to our family run hotel in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala has been open since 1892.
As of 2012 I'm the owner of Casa del Lago bed & breakfast, lcoated in San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.