San Marcos La Laguna Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 72%Local Culture
- 72%Green Travelers
- 72%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (3)
- San Marcos La LagunaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAug 24, 2013
San Marcos de Atitlan was my favorite of the villages I visited around the lake during my time in Guatemala. The new-agey (but pleasant) Las Piramides meditation retreat there sets the tone for the the yoga-happy jungle village, from which there's excellent swimming (the lake is very clean here and you can take high leaps into it from nearby rocks) and some good day-hikes thru the surrounding jungle, though ask about the security situation along the paths before you embark. It's the lake's ultimate chill-out spot for those who don't want their solitude to come at the price of roughing it, and there are some excellent guesthouses here from budget to high-end. Hotel Aaculaax ecolodge gets good reviews. Also, like many small villages around Atitlan, a good place to see and interact with the vibrant Mayan communities living there.
- San Marcos La LagunaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersAug 22, 2012
If you've made it to Lago Atitlan, you're already in for a treat. But once the touristy, commercial feel of Panajachel has lots its charm, head across the river to San Marcos, a tiny village hosting a mix of local Mayan villagers and expats who've found plenty of reasons to stick around. The presence of acupuncture, meditation centers, and Western bakeries can feel a little odd among the banana trees, but just swing by the village school to see how everyone coexists happily, and your inner cultural compass will rest assured you've found a pretty special corner of the world.