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Culinary classes in a scenic rooftop setting provide a hands-on approach to traditional Guatemalan cuisine, with enjoyable lake views and insight into local food culture.
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  • Liz R
    Elkhorn, WI1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I studied Spanish for a week at Santa Cruz Spanish School and can highly recommend it. The setting was relaxed and beautiful and I enjoyed starting each day with a view of the lake and lovely gardens. My teacher, Pedro, used a range of teaching strategies that made learning engaging. He tailored the curriculum to focus on my personal goals and was skilled at listening and fine tuning my Spanish along the way. My favorite part was getting to have informal conversations about Lago de Atitlán and Guatemala, along with discussions of personal interests that generated cross-cultural understandings and learning. I returned home with a bucketlist of things to see and do in Guatemala in the future, including a return to Santa Cruz Spanish School. Hasta la próxima vez!
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • vegancraig
    Orlando, FL5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The strenuous hiking is well worth it for the connection to nature, the bird watching, and the wonderful views you'll get a long the way.
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • Relaxgilr
    Florida43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I don't want to spoil the joy! Just book with Tours Atitlan in Santa Cruz for the day for a hike and a picnic!
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Michelle T
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cooking class is amazing! Beautiful set up and the instructor did a great job explaining everything. The food was also super tasty. Really cool to see and touch the raw ingredients
    Written March 14, 2024
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  • Sue K
    Saltspring Island7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent massage in a low key lakeside setting. You can chill out in the hammocks and swim in the lake here too. The tours they offer are also excellent.
    Written November 16, 2022
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  • Travelandfood
    Singapore, Singapore296 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved everything about this store. First, it has been created by members of the community of Santa Cruz de la Laguna. Second, it helps employ and benefits members of the community. Third, the products made from the talented hands are priced very reasonably. We love handmade products that make an impact on local communities. We bought almost Q.1K of gifts. Highly recommend a visit.
    Written January 2, 2024
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  • Pablo B
    Boston, MA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the Santiago and San Juan Tour, we had an amazing experience!! Mario was our guide, he was fantastic!! Our goal was to have an immersive experience and get to know the communities and some of the Mayan traditions and practices. Mario's knowledge of the community made the tour a success. It seemed that everyone in both towns knew him and everyone was super friendly with us. The best parts of the tour were visiting Maximon, and being part of the ceremony. In San Juan the best parts were visiting the cooperatives. Will definitely recommend this tour and Mario as a guide.
    Written December 29, 2023
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  • Pauline S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really amazing experience! Beautiful views, guide was so friendly and patient, great for first timers. He took lots of great photos and shared them with us after. Worth every penny!
    Written May 7, 2024
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  • Kevin T
    New York City, NY147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I like deep tissue massage. Mine was great. Arrive early. Be prepared to walk up stairs that may leave you winded before your therapy.
    Written February 19, 2012
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  • Emily B
    Des Moines, IA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While at a yoga retreat at Lake Atitlan, a few of us hired Pedro, a local birdwatching guide. He was amazing! Incredibly knowledgeable and lightning quick at spotting birds. He could identify by sound or quick flyover, and in no time had his scope set up so we could view it up close. I loved how excited he got over every bird! He was kind and gracious to answer all of our questions. We learned he owns Voltan Adventures, so we asked if we could hire him again another day. Two days later, we went birdwatching with his brother, Isaias, at Los Tarrales Natural Reserve. Everything was arranged for us, from the private boat to the private shuttle. Isaias was equally incredible at birdwatching and sent us the list of observed birds so we could easily enter them into eBird. Because of these two wonderful guides, I was able to log 92 species in 6 days -- 70 of which were lifers to me! I cannot recommend Voltan Adventures enough!!
    Written November 21, 2023
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