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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  • I had a private tour, due to not having anyone sign up (actually paid for two tickets). My day started real early with a Guatemala City departure. My driver was wonderful, very informative and funny, ...  more »
  • we spent a marvelous day, toured the villages, visited the weaver cooperatives and feared medicinal herbs. travel in the tuctuc is fun and every town has its appeal,
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  • Loved being here. Just looking out at the lake from my hotel. It's peace and calm....
  • A beautiful relaxing place, with plenty to explore and most delicious fresh food. Will be back.
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