The Ixil Triangle
The scenery here is spectacular, as are the weavings made by its Ixil-speaking inhabitants. Set in the foothills of the lush Cuchumatanes, the area was the scene of heavy fighting during the country’s civil war. Its inhabitants suffered greatly during the violence, undoubtedly more than any other region in Guatemala.
Peace has returned, but the region remains remote, drawing visitors with its colorful traditional Mayan culture, some of the country’s best hiking, and breathtaking scenery.
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