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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
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  • So scenic there is no other place like it.
  • Beautiful place that God has created for us to enjoy!

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