Is there a better way to get to explore the surroundings of Xela than by bike. San Andres Xecul is known for its colored church.
Visit the churches and other places of interest in San Andres Xecul, San Cristobal and Salcaja.
Visit among other the vegetable market in Almolonga, San Simon in Zunil and the beautiful Hot Springs Fuentes Georginas
Not far away from Xela are three indigenous villages / towns with interesting weekly markets.
Takalik Abaj is an archaeological, Pre-classical Mayan site is located in the department of Retalhuleu. In the Mayan language "Quiche" means "standing stone".