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Getting There

By Bus -- Los Halcones buses (tel. 502/2439-2780 in Guatemala City, 7764-2764 in Huehuetenango) leave Guatemala City from Calzada Roosevelt 37-47, Zona 11, at 7am, 2pm, and 5pm. Return buses leave Huehue from 10a Av. 9-12, Zona 1, at 4:30 and 7am, and at 2pm. The trip takes 5 to 6 hours. The fare is around Q75 ($10/£5) each way. There are also several first-class buses throughout the day from Mexico to Guatemala City that stop in Huehue. If there's room, you can always hop on one of these. Ask your hotel for current schedules.

Huehuetenango's main bus terminal is located about a mile outside of downtown on the way to the Pan-American Highway, although Los Halcones has its own terminal. There are frequent local buses between the bus terminal and downtown. Ask for any bus to El Centro. Fare is Q3 (40¢/20p). A taxi to the center should cost around Q15 ($2/£1). From the main terminal, you can make connections to most other major cities and destinations in the region, including Quetzaltenango.

By Car -- To drive to Huehuetenango, take the Pan-American Highway (CA-1) north out of Guatemala City. At Cuatro Caminos, keep going straight.

Getting Around

The downtown center of Huehuetenango is very compact, and you should have no trouble walking most places. However, taxis and tuk tuks are plentiful. If you can't easily flag one down, call Taxis Palacios (tel. 502/7764-9520) or Taxis Unidos (tel. 502/7764-2218).

Orientation

Like most cities across Guatemala and throughout Central America, Huehuetenango features a popular central plaza or park, fronted by the city's Catholic church. To the north, Sierra de los Cuchumatanes are clearly visible from almost any vantage point.

Fast Facts -- Huehue's main hospital, the Hospital Nacional de Huehuetenango (tel. 502/7764-1849), is located on the outskirts of downtown, in Zona 10.

The post office (tel. 502/7764-1123) is located about a half-block east of the central plaza at 2 Calle 3-54, Zona 1. You'll also find a cluster of banks within a block or two of the central plaza, including Bancafé (tel. 502/7769-1101); Banco G&T Continental (tel. 502/7764-1290); Banco Industrial (tel. 502/7764-3128); and Banco de Occidente (tel. 502/7764-3196). There's an INGUAT information office (tel. 502/7764-9354) in the Edificio de Gobernacion just east of the central plaza, before the post office. There are several Internet cafes around central Huehue.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.