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The nation's capital city, Guatemala City, lies about 120 kilometres to the east of Santa Cruz Mulua.
With a range of family-friendly activities, this is an outstanding destination for travellers of all ages.
The serene sounds of nature are waiting for you at San Pedro Volcano. It's situated just 40 kilometres away, so you won't need to be on the road all day. Atitlan Volcano, 45 kilometres away, is one more recommended option.
Head on over and enjoy the character of Xetulul Park.
If you'd like to do a bit of exploring, add a trip to San Sebastian to your plan. This destination is 4 kilometres to the southwest and features the Museo de Arqueología y Etnología and Museum of Archeology and Ethnology. Want some more ideas? Zunil is 25 kilometres to the northeast of Santa Cruz Mulua and offers Quetzaltenango Cathedral and Quetzaltenango Central Park.
You may feel the urge to set up base in Quetzaltenango for a little while. This destination is 30 kilometres away and quite close to Cerro El Baul National Park, the Los Altos Railroad Museum and Trama Textiles. Some other nearby attractions are La Democracia Market and the Municipal Theater.
Bank cards? Check. Wallet? Check. But have you brought your appetite? With some fine food and drink to indulge in in this part of the world, it's the one thing you really won't want to forget.
A typical meal here often includes beans (frijoles) and chicken, two commonly used ingredients for which this corner of the world is famous for dishing up.
Of course, you can't go to Santa Cruz Mulua without taking a bite of chiles rellenos (bell peppers stuffed with meat and vegetables) or gallo en chicha (chicken stew). Popular with locals and considered regional classics, they are a must-try experience for any self-respecting food lover.
Coconut flan is a dessert that tells the story of this place in just one mouthful. Put in an order for a serving and then get another to go!
Good news, beer lovers. You'll discover some divine brews to wet your whistle with here. Relax with a glass of Victoria in a comfy bar and remember to text your pals back at home, 'Wish you were beer'.
You don't have to be an authority on wine to enjoy a tasty drop! Here, Château DeFay White Merlot and Château DeFay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot can't be missed.
When it comes time to pack up your belongings, spend the last of your holiday allowance and wave "Hasta la vista" to Santa Cruz Mulua.
Getting to your plane on time can be a bit of an ordeal. That said, you'll be fine if you're well prepared. The closest terminal, El Salvador International Airport (SAL), is 300 kilometres to the southeast.
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