The departmental capital of Chimaltenango is a major transit point between Guatemala City/Antigua and the highlands. You may find yourself changing buses here if you’re heading up from Antigua going east to Guatemala City or the Western Highlands, including Chichicastenango, Panajachel and Lake Atitlán, Quetzaltenango, and Huehuetenango.
There’s little else to keep you in this busy commercial town and transportation hub.
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