San Juan la Laguna is a colorful mayan village nestled between high cliffs, lush coffee plantations, and the tranquil waters of Lake Atitlán. Home to the Tz’utujil Mayan people, San Juan is one of the most traditional and culturally rich towns around the lake. There is something for everyone, whether you enjoy diving into culture and traditional practices, hiking, kayaking, shopping, or learning a new skill. Explore the painted streets, eat fresh food, and sip on highland coffee. You’ll love these magical things to do in San Juan la Laguna Guatemala.
Panimatzalam is a tranquil and attractive community above Lake Atitlán that is just getting started with community tourism. It’s a great place to enjoy outdoor activities, cultural activities, or get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life (or tourist traps).
Are you looking into the Volcan San Pedro hike? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, I’ll cover everything you need to know about this hike, including the big ticket item: safety! Yup, that’s the number one consideration when it comes to hiking this volcano… as you’ve probably discovered if you’ve done the least bit of googling. I have good tips for you on how to mitigate the risks. Next, I’ll go into how to get to San Pedro, how to get to the trailhead, what to take with you, and what to expect during the hike itself. I’ll finish off with some great facts about the smallest of Lake Atitlán’s volcanoes.
Do you love coffee? Are you visiting Guatemala and want to know about the local coffee scene? If so, this post will tell you everything you need to know about Guatemalan coffee from the perspective of a former barista
Are you wondering where to stay in Santa Cruz la Laguna Guatemala? This picturesque town on the shores of Lake Atitlán offers a great variety of hotels, hostels, and rentals. No matter your budget and preferences, you’ll find a lodging to love.
Looking for things to do in Santa Cruz la Laguna Guatemala? This beautiful hillside town on the shores of Lake Atitlán offers visitors a varied menu wonderful activities from massages and mayan saunas to rock climbing, hiking, scuba diving, and more.
Nestled into the steep ravines and cliffs of the Lake Atitlán watershed is an awesome eco-park. Get your adrenaline pumping on the highest zipline in Guatemala (and one of the longest), enjoy amazing views of Lake Atitlán, and have a Guatemalan-style grill-out. Parque Ecológico Chuiraxamolo is a fabulous place to spend a day with friends or family. Plus, it’s quite economical.
My experience taking a Ride Atitlán motorcycle tour in the spectacular highlands of Guatemala–awesome views, eating dust, and cool people.
Lake Atitlán is a gorgeous caldera lake nestled between volcanoes in the department of Sololá, Guatemala. It sits at 5,000 feet above sea level, is ringed by sections of sandy beach, cliffs, and tree-clad slopes, and is warmed by hot springs.