Lago de Atitlán

Lago de Atitlán, Lake Atitlan: Address, Lago de Atitlán Reviews: 4.5/5

Lago de Atitlán
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Traveller of the world
1,237 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
I have travelled much of the world and this was a highlight for me. Beautiful beyond words. Don't just do a quick day trip trying to cover as much as possible. I spent a good 4 to 5 days travelling around the villages, taking in the setting and enjoying the views. Really is breathtaking. Try and get a hotel or guest house with a view. The morning setting when the sun comes out and again when the sun sets in the evening is a magical moment you won't forget! The sun glistens on the water. The culture of the villages, the food and the atmosphere is a travel experience that will stay with you forever.
Written 29 March 2022
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Kate A
Chicago, IL480 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Our favorite vacation spot! We visited here 4 times and we’ll be back again soon. Gorgeous volcanoes, amazing people, beautiful natural beauty. Boats take you anywhere around the lake, the little towns are cute and full of friendly locals, food is great, you can do all kinds of adventures, from hiking to parasailing and anything in between. Incredible place. LOVE IT! Definitely an amazing place to visit!!!
Written 19 August 2021
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Rvzxonz A
5 contributions
May 2021 • Family
The biggest tourist attraction has become a place of deceit. For unsuspecting tourist, this has become hotbed of buying non existent services. The lake itself needs to be cleaned up off pollutants.
Written 23 May 2021
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Donna F
Louisiana23 contributions
Mar 2021
A shout out to Tierra Maya Travel Agency, on Av. Santander 1-77 in town in Panajachel. We were just walking around, hoping to find a ride in two days, directly to Guatemala City airport (without stopping in Antigua, as most do). We saw this place and they accommodated our request, and for a reasonable price (just under $70 for the two of us). Picked us up at hotel; very nice, comfortable vehicle, pleasant ride, and got there in less time than expected. Would highly recommend them. P.S., we had already visited Antigua for a few days (highly recommend as well), so didn't want to go out of the way to stop there going to airport.
Written 16 March 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,618 contributions
Nov 2019
While visiting Antigua, we spared a day for touring around "Panajachel", "Santa Catarina Palopó" and the unmissable "Lago Atitlán"! On the Southwestern highlands of Guatemala, a blue lake stands right on a deep massive volcano crater! Surrounded by hills, plantations, Mayan villages and the iconic volcanoes of "San Pedro", "Tolimán" and "Atitlán", the lake is a must see at any trip to this part of Guatemala. Boat rides and even helicopter tours can be arranged! Enjoy!
Written 30 August 2020
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BandJGofCanada
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
2 1/2 hour drive with no rest stop over terrible roads. Difficult embarkation to boat with quite hazardous disembarkation. Lake is spectacular and boat ride is pleasant. Hotel at Panajachel where excellent lunch was served was outstanding. Souvenir sellers were quite aggressive frequently physically blocking the path. One group followed us by boat and descended upon us again on the other side. Some could not be dissuaded with polite decline.
Written 4 March 2020
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,783 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lake Atitlan is Guatemala's largest tourist attraction and for good reason. The lake and it's views of Volcanos and mountains are stunning. There is a lakeside towns to suit everyone; for backpackers it is San Pedro, for hippies it is San Marcos, for those who want peace and quiet it is Santa Cruz. It is good to stay at different towns to experience these different vibes. We stayed at both San Pedro and Santa Cruz. There were plenty of activities and restaurants at San Pedro. Santa Cruz was more limited, however it had perfect views of the San Pedro and Atitlan Volcanoes across the lake and was very relaxing. Publico water taxis run frequently and can get you across the lake for 25Q or less, with prices varying depending on how far you go.
Written 27 February 2020
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sleepingbeauty
Nashville, TN64 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful lake. Don’t swim in it. Do not use tap water for anything im serious. Stay at villa Sumaya. And use Henry to hike to indian nose he’s amazing trustworthy honest kind and communicative - whatsapp +502 5836-7172.
Written 6 February 2020
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Chris A
London, UK76 contributions
Feb 2020
Really enjoyed being here and visiting villages. Stayed near sleepy Santa Catarina de Palopo but had bumpy boat rides to Santiago de Atitlan, San Juan and San Pedro. Each of the villages were different, and vibrant with colours, lurking volcanoes, goods for sale and fun visits, San Juan,
Picturesque and arty, Santiago, interesting and San Pedro commercialised for backpackers, at least near lakeside
Written 6 February 2020
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GillyBum63
King's Lynn, UK35 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautifully situated for trips out by boat to San Juan and Santiago a lovey hotel with fantastic views over the lake. The rooms were clean and very comfortable.
The restaurant had seating inside and out, we found the portions of Guatemala food to be OTT huge plate fulls with lots of potatoe and rice.
The food in the hotel was ok - more 3* than 4*. They had a lovely swimming pool with plenty of sun beds and seating to make the most of the incredible view.
Written 27 January 2020
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