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Reviewed 24 February 2016

This lake is a collapsed caldera much like Crater Lake in Oregon. It has beautiful clear, blue water surrounded by several volcanoes and beautiful topography. There are several native villages around the lake that can be reached by catching 'taxi boats'. These cost about 25...More

Thank Dwhfish
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We stayed in Santa Cruz for 5 nights. We visited a few of the villages and there is something for everyone. Pana is busy. San Pedro has lots of backpackers and restaurants and San Marcos is full of gurus and yoga. Santa Cruz is great...More

Thank Caspri
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Soulfully beautiful lake, volcanoes, sunrises, sunsets, jungle, birds, skies, rocks, locals, flowers, trees and clouds. It is the most beautiful place I've ever been! The lake itself however is toxic--don't drink the water. Sending prayers for its healing.

1  Thank KintlaYoga
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful place to visit. We loved the views no matter which village or city you happened to be in. Having to take a boat to get everywhere was really fun and we met interesting people on each ride! There is a reason...More

Thank Denise30906
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We did a one-day trip to the Lake from Antigua in a collective van. We had a tour guide, who took us to three villages by boat (plus the departure village). Each stop was rather quick, but we saw some interesting sights -- a women...More

1  Thank Danielle T
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

You can visit in one rapid day or stay for a week. You can backpack on the cheap or stay in relatively inexpensive luxury by US standards at the Hotel Atitlan or another inside Panajachel. The boat trips can be confusing, especially when there is...More

1  Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We made a mistake and took a day trip, which meant 2.5 hours going and coming back. Best part of day: lunch on terrace at lake Atitlan Hotel and exploring gardens afterwards. Whatever you do: do not miss a meal on this terrace with the...More

Thank lmfreud
Reviewed 10 February 2016

A huge lake surrounded by volcanos. Lots of villages/towns all round the edges of the lake. We visited 4 of them and each had a different feel. Panajachel the largest, plenty of stalls for shopping. Hard sell, hassel and the most expensive. Santiago only just...More

Thank Cheesewineandgolf
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I can't put into words what a spiritual experience it is to be on Lake Atitlan. Not only is it gorgeous, but there is a peacefulness here that is difficult to verbalize. We took a boat ride over to San Juan and Santiago from Panajachel....More

2  Thank Allison J
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Just a truly stunning and breath-taking place. A must for anyone whether you like to be adventurous or just take it easy!

1  Thank Georgina C
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Response from alaskantravelnut | Reviewed this property |
Five days on the lake is a good amount of time. Panajachel is easily the biggest town. It has the most restaurants and shopping, but I enjoy staying in one of the smaller towns. The boats to and from the villages are very... More