Lake Atitlan, Lake Atitlan

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. Add Lake Atitlan and other attractions to your Panajachel trip itinerary using our Panajachel route planner.
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  • My favourite destination in Guatemala. The lake is surrounded by 3 volcanoes and you can choose different towns to stay which all have its own charme and attract different kind of people.  more »
  • They say this the most beautiful Lake in the world. I have not seen any Lake in the world, but I'm totally conquered by so much beauty. The sunrises and sunsets are magical. At any hour of the day the Lake changes color. Volcanoes to obscursissent and to eclairsissent depending on the light and clouds... Life in the villages of the Lake is quiet and relaxing.
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  • Lake Atitlan is one of the Lakes most beautiful I saw. They cross you catamaran, must not go. They say that the author of the little Prince "Saint Exupery" reason watching the hills of the craters, to write the famous quote from his story where the Prince sees the snake that eats the elephant (where many see the famous "hat"). Beautiful and enigmatic.
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