Lake Atitlan, Lake Atitlan
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Set against three volcanoes jutting up from its southern shore, Lake Atitlan represents the deepest body of water in Central America. The basin of the lake comes from volcanic origins, with its waters filling a large caldera. The villages and towns that surround the lake remain the preserve of the indigenous Maya people, and their authentically rustic atmosphere and charm complement the look and feel of the natural wonder. Swim, kayak, cliff-jump, or rent a boat for the day and glide across the water to visit the villages. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lake Atitlan and many more Panajachel attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Panajachel trip itinerary builder.
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  • .. .for where you see it is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world surrounded by 3 volcanoes view is a show... in addition to transit through its waters and listen on the submerged town is exceptional
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  • Lake Atitlan in Solola Department is located in the central part of Guatemala, close to the Pacific coast. Atitlán is the deepest lake in Central America (maximum depth up to 340 m), situated at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. The largest and the only city on the banks of the Atitlana-Panajachel, where we stopped for two days to look at the local market, take a tuk tuk ride and look at interesting Mayan ceremonies around the Lake is three extinct volcano. Stunning Lake on the second day went to Santiago Atitlan, where is the sanctuary of the Indian God Mashimona (Maximon) is God, who smokes, drinks and wears ties. A vivid example of how intricately interwoven in Guatemala, Indian religious beliefs and Catholic dogma is considered a figure of Mashimona majjaanskogo God of fertility (and earthquakes) mom, or "great Grandpa", as they call themselves Indians. every taxi driver knows how to drive you into his home. in addition to the sanctuary, Mashimona, stand statues of Christian Saints, hung with scarves and ties, as well as the glass coffin with the body of Jesus, covered electric garlands. All this combined with the smell of alcohol and tobacco looks like a parallel reality of Christianity it was another discovery on the banks of the Atitlana. Recommend all tourists in Guatemala
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  • It is a pleasure to navigate Lake views, landscape. Observe the fishermen look at volcanoes and enjoy its people is a privilege
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