TOP 10 Things to See at Lake Atitlan

Welcome to one of the planet’s most beautiful and often overlooked places, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.

With 11 Mayan villages sprinkled around the lake, running out of things to do and see is impossible.

Some popular villages to explore include: – Panajachel – San Pedro La Laguna – Santiago Atitlán – Santa Cruz La Laguna – San Juan – San Marcos La Laguna.

Embark on a hiking adventure to one of the volcanoes surrounding Lake Atitlán. The most popular options are Volcán San Pedro, Volcán Tolimán, and Volcán Atitlán.

For a more thrilling experience, rent a kayak or try stand-up paddleboarding on the lake. Not into water sports? You can still jump on a ‘Party Boat’ and get a tour around the lake.

Visit the San Juan La Laguna village, known for its vibrant art scene and sustainable practices.

Lake Atitlán has several beaches where you can relax in the sunshine. Santa Cruz La Laguna and San Marcos La Laguna have lovely lakeside spots.

Several villages around Lake Atitlán have Maximon shrines where you can observe the rituals and offerings made to this spiritual figure.

Join a yoga class or retreat to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul amidst the lake’s natural beauty. San Marcos is home to many retreats.

Visit the Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, known for its butterfly garden and scenic routes.

Join a guided nature walk, birdwatching excursion, or coffee farm tour to learn about the region’s biodiversity.

Your visit won’t be complete until you check out the street food at night. Don’t forget to taste the locally grown coffee known for its quality.

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