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LAGO DE ATITLAN | GUATEMALA

Why Visit Lago De Atitlan in Guatemala?

"Lago De Atitlan in Guatemala is a unique place to visit because of its stunning scenery, looming volcanoes, plant to do as well as the traditional culture and quaint villages of this region."

Even the most experienced travellers will be amazed at the beauty of Lago de Atitlan. The lake's aquamarine waters are home to many fishermen. The landscape is dotted with fertile hills, and the volcanoes tower over it all, bringing out its unique beauty. Panajachel is the main town on the lakeside and people usually start their Atitlan explorations here. Santiago Atitlan town has a strong indigenous identity. San Pedro La Laguna is known as a backpacker haven and San Marcos La Laguna a retreat for hippies. Santa Cruz La Laguna, and Jaibalito are close to Panajachel and offer up some of the best views.

Map of Lago De Atitlan in Guatemala

When is the Best Time to Visit Lago De Atitlan in Guatemala?

The dry season begins in November and ends at the end April. It's sunny during this period and temperatures are at their highest. This is also the best season to visit Lake Atitlan. However, shoulder season is also worth considering if you don't want to be surrounded by the tourists that high season brings.
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What are the Highlights of Lago De Atitlan in Guatemala?

Just being at Tikal is the real highlight as it has the most atmospheric setting. If you can visit when it is less busy all the better.
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Timeless Views
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Great Sunsets
★ Hike to “Indian Nose” (La Nariz) viewpoint for spectacular views

★ Souvenir shopping at Chichicastenago (Chichi) Market

★ Take a swim or paddle board in Lake Atitlan

★ Tour the lake shore towns

★ Take a hike up Volcan San Pedro (challenging)

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