Lago de Atitlan
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 63%Local Culture
- 62%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
User Reviews (15 Reviews)
- Lago de AtitlanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
The Lake is one of Guatemala's most beautiful sites. The views from around this volcanic lake are spectacular. Take a boat ride across the lake and visit several of the different communities, and of course take lots of pictures.Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
- Lago de AtitlanMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsNov 10, 2013
This lake, the deepest in Central America, is also one of the most picturesque spots in Guatemala, and a week of village-hopping around its various shore communities (each one has its own flavor) is a highlight of any visit to the country. The towns ringing the lake are home to large indigenous Mayan populations, and three large volcanoes, ripe for climbing, stand on its southern shore. The town of Panajachel is something of a tourist dive, but villages like San Pedro La Laguna (with a backpacker vibe) and San Marcos La Laguna (with an incongruously new-age yoga scene) are great places to relax, take hikes, swim, and enjoy this spectacular natural setting. The lake is only 50km from Antigua, but check the security situation before embarking on a climb of the surrounding volcanoes -- robberies have been known to happen here.
- Lago de AtitlanMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Mar 23, 2013
An incredible high altitude lake surrounded by volcanoes. Many residents claim the place has power, and it certainly feels like there is an intriguing energy there maybe stemming from its vast size, profound depth, or the looming mountains surrounding it. It is worth spending some time at the lake, and checking out different towns around it, as they differ markedly.
- Lago de AtitlanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Hike volcanoes. Chill out at meditation retreats or hippie guesthouses. Shop for beautiful local crafts. Row across the lake and soak up the view. Atitlan is a gorgeous lake surrounded by lush mountains in central Guatemala, populated by a fascinating mix of European and American hippies and local indigenous tribes (some of whom Spanish is a second language).Recommended for:Spiritual Seekers
- Lago de AtitlanNov 10, 2013
There is no question in my mind when I say, 'if you are in Guatemala GO TO ATITLAN!' Beautiful lake (don't swim in it though) surrounded by dormant (extinct?) volcanoes, and 12 small villages all catering to a different type of person. Great markets, really laid back night life, and scenery that will make you run out your camera batter in 15 minutes - don't miss Lago de Atitlan!
- Lago de AtitlanMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersNov 10, 2013
Gorgeous volcano-rimmed lake provides some of the most impressive sights in Guatemala. Panajachel is the most obvious hub since it has the best transportation links, but cross the river to find some of the more relaxing villages like San Marcos.