Hello my good friend!
So, we spent almost a month at Lake Atitlan… we had several reasons for staying for so long, but we stayed mainly because we fell in love with the lake and volcanos. (Just like almost everyone who visits the lake.)
"Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing."
Aldous Huxley, Beyond the Mexique Bay travel book (1934) (btw this guy wrote my favourite book)
About Lake Atitlan
Lake Atitlan as one of the several lakes in Central America is considered among the most beautiful lakes in the World. It is located in the southern part of Guatemala, in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west-northwest of Antigua.
What to do?
- Go to Sololá and check out the main market, buy local fruits and vegetables
- Eat at a lake front restaurant in Santa Crúz, because there’s the best view of the lake!
- Take a yoga class in San Marcos
- Go to a party in San Marcos or San Pedro
- Visit Diego’s Chocolate Factory in San Pedro! Ask the tuk-tuk drivers where is it.
- Go to a local religious fiesta in San Pablo (it’s in January every year)
- Check out the art galleries in San Jose
- Learn how women make natural and handmade textiles in San Jose
- Meet other travellers in Panajachel
- Climb a volcano
- Drink local coffee
- Swim in the lake (but be careful, it’s quite dangerouse due to the boat traffic!)
- Eat local food: mainly black beans, eggs, avocado, scubled eggs, fried plantanes and tortillas ofc.
- or you can volunteer, just as we did 😛