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 Lake Atitlan trip itinerary using our Lake Atitlan route planner.
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  • Our main goal was to another destination, but we decided to include Guatemala due to its proximity, we had a moderate that expectation as we began to walk its streets we realized that we had taken a big decision!. Lake Atitlan is a place that stays short description with words. But, as my goal is to overcome the words I share this photo. I hope you enjoy it so much like me, make them fly, dream and take the momentum they need to visit this beautiful place!. @johanesteban1024
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  • This place is a MUST when in Antigua. It does take a couple of hours to get there however the journey itself is worth it. Driving through winding roads, though local villages to the dock where you pic...  more »
  • We took a day trip from Antigua to Lake Atitlan thinking we'd be leaving the impoverished area and going to the more upscale tourist area. Not. The lake was ok- not a clean pristine one and surrounded...  more »
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  • A great vacation experience. So Beautiful. Panachel was a fun visit. Our hotel on the mountain was spectacular
  • Cool place but the water is green and filled with trash. I would not swim in it and/or wash my feet in it. It looks like a brain or flesh eating admeba is in it, nasty.
  • Beautiful lake...Nice villages to visit. Had the tour on one of my trips there, worth it at least once. Interesting stuff to see and do. Fun to search for Moto, that is moved around for us tourists to find.
  • We have a young girl-- Yuri Yasmine chirpy Mendoza. Near the lake. We hope she is safe from the volcano. Saw that she is near the eruption .
  • It's a beautiful lake, but unfortunately it's not clean and it's pretty commercialized and touristy. I personally like wild places, so it wasn't my cup of tea there is no denying it's beauty. Get up early in the morning, you will find it peaceful then.
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