Lake Atitlan, Lake Atitlan

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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 Santa Cruz La Laguna trip itinerary using our Santa Cruz La Laguna route planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 »
  • So scenic there is no other place like it.
  • Beautiful place that God has created for us to enjoy!

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