Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Yes the name Quetzaltenango is a mouthful for anyone trying to pronounce it. So to make it easier, many refer this city as Xela (shay-lah) including the citizens who live there. Quetzaltenango is a town which is surrounded by mist covered mountains Santa Maria volcano and the Santiaguito volcano which are very much active to this day.
Volcan Acatenango, Guatemala is the higher of the twin peaks to the right, the lower being Yepocapa. The smoke plume rises above Volcan Fuego. This photo was taken from the slopes of Volcan Agua, about 8 miles away.