The lake Atitlan is huge Situated in the crater that was created after a enormous bow up There are 7 Vulcans and one is active, during the day you can see the smoke and at night you watch the red of the lava
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Cooking classes, hiking, enjoying sunrises & sunsets, boat rides, Spanish school, Yoga, treatments, kayaking (check waves), inviting restaurants, good price-performance ratios, secondhand and artesania shopping, lake-diving on altitude.. these are just a few of the activities you can find around Lake Atitlan. From San Pedro...More
Huxley never said this. He compared Lake Atitlan, mostly unfavorably, with Lake Como. The quote is tourist propaganda. Also Huxley was almost legally blind. Might as well "quote" Helen Keller.
I can't imagine a person not being in awe and love with this beautiful lake. Hopefully, they can get in it too, meaning swim. We stayed at Kaalpul Atitlan Eco Hotel & Spa, which had its own swimming area in incredibly clean water. It was...More
Spent 3 nights here in 2008 at Casa Polopo on Lake Atitlan. Part of our package included an all day boat tour of the lake and several of the villages on it. These villages are known for various crafts such as weaving (San Juan), and...More
if Panajacel is called Gringotenango, then places like San Marcos la Laguna or San Pedro la Laguna should be called Freakatenango... Except with some very few places in India, I never saw so many freaks on one place like in the villages around this lake....More
Avoid Panajachel and go to the small little towns around the lake. You can go to eco hotels, air b&b's, pensiones, regular hotels, etc. There are a lot of expensive traps for the tourist looking for the natural, eco, kind of environment. Do your research...More
love the lakes? come see the lake Atitlan, you will love the fresh air, the sight of the volcanoes, must see the Santander avenue.
It takes about 3 hr drive from Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan, the roads are not easy, but once you get there is truly gorgeous, there are restaurants in the area and places you can walk and get a souvenir.
We were only supposed to spend 3 nights here but extended our stay. Sooooo much to do and what a variety! Great food, awesome hikes, water activities, partying of all kinds, yoga, retreats and the views anywhere and everywhere you go are picture perfect. Plan...More