Quetzaltenango Tourism

Quetzaltenango, also known by its Maya name, Xelajú [ʃelaˈχu] or Xela [ˈʃela], is the second largest city of Guatemala. It is both the capital of Quetzaltenango Department and the municipal seat of Quetzaltenango municipality. It has an estimated population of 224,703. The population is about 61% indigenous or Amerindian, 34% Mestizo or ladino and 5% white Latin American. Quetzaltenango is located in a mountain valley at an elevation of 2,330 meters (7,640 feet) above sea level at its lowest part. It may reach above 2,400 meters within the city. The Municipality of Quetzaltenango consists of an area of 127 square kilometres (49 sq mi). Municipalities abutting the municipality of Quetzaltenango include Salcajá, Cantel, Almolonga, Zunil, El Palmar, Concepción Chiquirichapa, San Mateo, La Esperanza, Olintepeque, and San Andrés Xecul. All these municipalities are part of the Department of Quetzaltenango, except San Andrés Xecul which is a part of the Department of Totonicapán.

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  • Know the pollution level of Quetzaltenango before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 87.5 (Very High)
  • How safe is Quetzaltenango for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Quetzaltenango.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety Index 79.41 (High)
    • Climate Index 95.6 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 102.59 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.83 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Quetzaltenango

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.14 USD

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