3 days in Lake Atitlan Itinerary

3 days in Lake Atitlan Itinerary

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Santiago Atitlan
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San Marcos La Laguna
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Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store and then explore the activities along Lake Atitlan. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Peter.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Santiago Atitlan trip tool.

Guatemala City to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Marcos La Laguna.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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San Marcos La Laguna

San Marcos La Laguna is a village on the western shore of Lago Atitlán in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, and then look for gifts at Xocolatl.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Marcos La Laguna route planner.

You can drive from Santiago Atitlan to San Marcos La Laguna in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Marcos La Laguna when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in February, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Wildlife · Spas · Parks · Shopping
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Lake Atitlan travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Bodies of Water · Ruins
Lake Atitlan, a large volcanic lake, provides the setting for a wealth of interesting Mayan towns and villages. Surrounded by imposing and scenic mountains, the lake forms part of a sprawling national park, rich in wildlife and cultural attractions. The main towns and villages range from touristy gateways to authentic realms of tradition and culture, with charming local markets, rustic architecture, and a laid-back feel. Many of the towns can only be reached by boat, with trips on the lake high on most visitors' Lake Atitlan itineraries.