Quetzaltenango is big, like its name – which the locals kindly shorten to Xela (shell-ah), itself an abbreviation of the original Quiché Maya name, Xelajú – but by Guatemalan standards, it is an orderly, clean and safe city. It tends to attract a more serious type of traveler – people who really want to learn Spanish and then stay around and get involved in the myriad volunteer projects on offer.

Xela also functions as a base for a range of spectacular hikes through the surrounding countryside – the ascent to the summit of Volcán Tajumulco (Central America's highest point) and the three-day trek to Lago de Atitlán,to name a few.

Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

This is by far the most relaxing experience around Quetzaltenango. You can go and enjoy the fantastic hot baths of Fuentes Georginas, next to Zunil.

With the Fuentes Express we go and return two times a day directly to the Fuentes Georginas Hotsprings surrounded by a beautiful primary rainforest. It's the fastest and cheapest way to go. Entrance fees are included in the price of the ticket.


Availability Every day
Departure times 09:00 am and 02:30 pm
Departure point Adrenalina Tours Office
Duration Approx. 3,5 hours
Price 16 USD p.p.
Included Return transport from Quetzaltenango
  Entrance fee