Make an effort to catch as many market days as possible – they’re second only to local fiestas in offering a rich perspective of Maya life. These are some of the best:

Monday

San Juan Atitán; Zunil.

Tuesday

Chajul; Comalapa; Olintepeque; Sololá; Totonicapán.

Wednesday

Almolonga; Colotenango; Cotzal; Momostenango; Sacapulas.

Thursday

Aguacatán; Chichicastenango; Jacaltenango; Nebaj; Panajachel; Sacapulas; San Juan Atitán; San Mateo Ixtatán; San Rafael La Independencia; Soloma; Tajumulco; Uspantán; Zacualpa.

Friday

Chajul; San Francisco el Alto; San Martín; Santiago Atitlán; Sololá.

Saturday

Almolonga; Cotzal; Todos Santos Cuchumatán; Totonicapán.

Sunday

Aguacatán; Chichicastenango; Jacaltenango; Joyabaj; Momostenango; Nahualá; Nebaj; Ostuncalco; Panajachel; Sacapulas; San Juan Comalapa; San Martín Jilotepeque; San Mateo Ixtatán; Santa Eulalia; Soloma; Uspantán; Zacualpa.

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