Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Todos Santos Cuchumatán is a town in Western Highlands, Guatemala

Understand

Todos Santos is a small town of a few thousand people, most of whom are descended from the Mayan and most of whom use Mam as their first language. Spanish is widely spoken too.

Todos Santos is one of the last places in Guatemala where both the men and women still wear traditional dress.

Get in

Direct busses from Huehuetenango leave between 4 and 5am and cost Q25. There are some more buses around mid day. If you cannot catch a direct bus, you can take a bus to Tres Cayos (Q10) and change for another bus to Todos Santos. The bus will drop you off near the Parque.

Get around

The town is small and walkable, there are more touristy things to the East of the parque.

See

Do

Tourist offices can help you arrange tours to some good hikes in the surrounding area.

If you ask permission, you may be able to take a photo of the locals but they may ask you for money (as much as Q100).

The locals are relaxed, friendly and often open to a chit chat.

Buy

You can buy the traditional clothing you see the men and women wearing in various shops along the road Eastbound from the Parque.

Sleep

There are several hotels around. South or East of the Parque seem to be the best areas to find them.

Connect

Tourist Information

About 500m East from the Parque there's a tourist information stall offering tours and info on each side of the street.

Internet

There are a few Internet cafes East of the Parque, they charge Q2.50 for half an hour and Q5 for an hour.

Post Office

The Post Office is located on the South Side of the Parque.

Go next

Direct buses leave to Huehuetenango from near the Parque. There's a bus at mid day, and probably some others.

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