The most dramatic region of Guatemala is the Western Highlands: towering stands of pine, and every town and village tells a story.
Xela (shay-la) is the jumping off point for Highland adventures. It is also the home of the most important trekking organization in Central America, Quetzaltrekkers — a charity which raises funds by leading hikes.
More than that, Xela is a unique, unforgettable city with a surprise on every street.
See more photos of fascinating Xela by jumping to flickr.
I did get in some hiking. 🙂