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It's located 55 kilometres to the west of Guatemala City, Guatemala's capital city.
Longing for some beach therapy? Feel the salty wind in your hair as you close your eyes and tune into the relaxing sounds of the ocean at San Jose Beach. It's the best kind of medicine there is!
Explore beyond Tecpan Guatemala and you'll be treated to some lovely natural sights. Just 35 kilometres away, Volcan de Fuego is an excellent spot to recharge your batteries. Another sugggestion is Volcan de Agua, 40 kilometres away from Tecpan Guatemala.
Go and explore at Iximche Mayan Ruins.
Venture outwards and find out what's happening in San Antonio Palopo, 16 kilometres to the southwest. Plenty of travellers come here for Church of Saint Francis and Panajachel Municipal Market. Alternatively, Panajachel is 18 kilometres to the west of Tecpan Guatemala. Head to this destination for easy access to the Casa Cakchiquel Arts Center and the La Galeria.
Planning to head to Chichicastenango? This destination is only 25 kilometres to the northwest. If you're staying here a little while, grab a map and circle Pascual Abaj Shrine, Chichi Market and Santo Tomas Church. Also consider stopping by Chichi Cemetery and the Galería Pop-Wuj.
Whether you enjoy the sophistication of Michelin stars or devouring a snack from a street stall, sampling the local food and drink is maybe the best thing about travel. So why not tempt your taste buds by tucking into some of the region's delectable offerings?
Beans (frijoles) and chicken are just a couple of typical ingredients in many dishes here. If you don't have an appetite for them already, you might by the end of your visit!
Of course, you can't visit Tecpan Guatemala without sinking your teeth into chiles rellenos (bell peppers stuffed with meat and vegetables) or gallo en chicha (chicken stew). Popular with residents and considered signature recipes, they are a must-try experience for any food-loving adventurer.
Coconut flan is a dessert that sums up this place in a single mouthful. Order a serving and then get another to go!
It can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to outstanding beers, but one must-try brew is Victoria. Grab a glass and bottoms up!
A flavoursome bottle of wine can round out any delicious meal, and popular local wines cannot be missed. Château DeFay White Merlot and Château DeFay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot are the top picks.
You may be poor in Guatemalan quetzals at the end of your trip, but you'll be rich in extraordinary experiences. "Adiós" Tecpan Guatemala!
If you're travelling by air, it's a good idea to map out your route to the terminal before leaving. From the centre of Tecpan Guatemala, you'll need to journey about 250 kilometres southeast to El Salvador International Airport (SAL), the nearest airport.
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