Lake Atitlan, Lake Atitlan
(4.7/5 based on 480 reviews on the web)
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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  • Have a huge and Crystal Lake, surrounded of volcanos, history and tradition... A DREAM! No doubt this simple but fascinating place, became one of my favorite places in the world. You will find culture, history, traditions, and a natural beauty, difficult to find anywhere else in the world! Spectacular to ride with friends, partner or family!
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  • We are in guatemala for work, and decided to go a full day Lake atiltan. The trip from city of guatemala were 4 hours of ida and 4 of turn. However, it was worth much. Ingreible is the place, navigation on the Lake was very nice, see landscapes, volcanoes, and the village of atitlan super warm. Although we did not stay a night (as we were recommended for the time) make a full day is good!
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  • Lake Atitlan is so beautiful! There are so many things to do around the lake, so many great restaurants, and nice hotels too! In my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. :)