Lake Atitlán

21 C CURRENT TEMP
18:10 CURRENT TIME
WELCOME TO Lake Atitlán

Leaving Antigua to venture into Guatemala’s verdant highlands, passing overflowing ‘chicken buses’ and the famous Chichicastenango market (Thursdays and Sundays), arrive at the country’s volcano-ringed, mirror-flat Lake Atitlán, which invites you to unwind amidst pure natural beauty.

A setting so enchanting as to inspire the extraordinary worlds in Saint-Exupery’s Le Petit Prince, the shores of the lake are home to a large part of Guatemala’s indigenous communities, each of which upholds an individual trade, such as back-strap weaving, pottery and beading. With a local guide, explore the small villages around the lake by private boat, journeying from port to port to piece together the magic elements of this ‘micro-world’, meeting inspiring local craftsmen, and learning about the thriving Indigenous cultures of rural Guatemala.

Traditional dress is still worn throughout the country and each community showcases its own patterns and colours. A haven for textile-lovers, the intricate handcrafts found in the tiny villages around Lake Atitlán are irresistible from hammocks to bedspreads, handwoven baskets to colourful purses and tablecloths.

TRAVELLING DEEPER

Our extensive network of contacts on the ground means we can organise pretty much anything in Lake Atitlán, from community outreach projects and weaving classes to boat trips and visits to the best workshops.

 

Above all, Lake Atitlán is a tranquil paradise, surrounded by verdant mountains, offering serene waters, vibrant culture, and breathtaking vistas. It’s the perfect setting for some holiday rest and relaxation.

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