Rabinal is a small town located in the Guatemalan department of Baja Verapaz.It serves as the administrative seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. The municipality covers 504 km² .The local people are predominantly Achi Maya Native Americans who speak the Achi Maya language.
The town of Rabinal boasts a large, colonial-era baroque church. Alongside the church is a small municipal museum, with exhibits on the local culture (particularly native healing techniques) and a section dealing with the massacres of the 1980s. Various pre-Hispanic archaeological sites are also located in the surrounding hills.
The town's annual fiesta patronal takes place in late January each year and is famous for its dances, including one that recreates a legendary battle between the Achi and the K'iche Maya, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural monument, known as The Rabinal Achí.