08 November 2016

Lake Yonalbaj


(also known as Laguna Brava) (full day trip from Nenton or Gracias a Dios o Finca Chacula / Two day trip from Huehuetenango )

Moderate: ultimately you can get close to the lake with a good 4x4 wheel drive and just a walk of about 30 minutes, without a lot of difference in altitude and inclination.

Yonalbaj is a very large and beautiful lake approximately 7 kms long, situated in the middle of farm land and sub-tropical rainforest. The climate is warm and humid and the turquoise water is also warm and inviting. This area is still quite remote and undiscovered as a tourist destination.


Adventurous spirit / comfortable clothing / hiking boots for muddy roads / raincoat / hat / bug repellent / water and food (there is no food for sale at the lake), bathing suit and sun cream.


From Nenton (there are hotels) or Gracias a Dios (there are also hotels) or Finca Chacula near the aldea La Trinidad > (min 02 persons)

45 US$ p.p. (without the lodgment)

From Huehuetenango > (min 02 persons) 95 US$ p.p.

Entrance fee > 20 quetzals (3 $) Guatemalans and non-Guatemalans (not included) + 75 quetzals for the local guide (not included, mandatory) for the group (1 to 8 persons)

To be combined with, in the same day

Lodgment >

In Nenton:

In Gracias a Dios: Hotel Amazonas, p.p.

In La trinididad/Chacula: Finca Chacula (in the main house / private bathroom) 225 quetzals p.p. – in the bungalows 115 quetzals p.p.   (Includes breakfast)

Ask for hotels in Huehue, Nenton, Gracias a Dios or for the finca Chacula

Add 2 extra hours from and to Quetzaltenango as well as 35 US$ extra p.p. (min 2 persons)

Easy to combine the next day

-          Hoyo de Cimarrón > add 25 US$ p.p. (min 2 persons)

-          Cenotes de Candelaria > add 35 US$ p.p. (min 2 persons)