La Cueva Leather Store | Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Visit San Juan La Laguna, Nicolas Pop is the owner of La Cueva Leather Shop

He is a self-taught leather craftsman who was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna.

His interest in leather began as a child, while accompanying his grandfather on hunting trips in the mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan.

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La Cueva Leather Store San Juan La Laguna Artesano Nicolas Pop | La Cueva Leather Shop

His interest in leather began as a child, while accompanying his grandfather on hunting trips in the mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan.

It was during this time, seeing the different hides of animals, that the seed was planted in his mind on the various items that could be crafted with them.

La Cueva Leather Store

La Cueva Leather Store

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The Village Of San Juan La Laguna Lake Atitlan

San Juan La Laguna sits on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala under the watchful gaze of Volcano San Pedro.  Located about a 30 minute boat ride from Panajachel, the gateway to Lake Atitlan, San Juan La Laguna is worth a stop for its famous paintings, weavings, and La Cueva leather store.

Among the interesting things to see in San Juan La Laguna are the coffee fincas and cooperatives, church and plaza, wall murals throughout the village, unique and exceptional painting studios, Tz’utujil traditional weaving, and the leather.

The Uniqueness of San Juan La Laguna

Besides being an incredible artisan village, San Juan boasts some exceptional views of the mountains surrounding the incredibly beautiful Lake Atitlan coupled with majestic towering views of San Pedro Volcano.  For those adventurous souls San Pedro Volcano provides jaw-dropping views from the summit as does the hike up Indian Nose, a well-known mountain formation that is called Indian Nose for its resemblance to a Mayan Indian.

La Cueva Leather Store

Nicolas Pop is the owner of La Cueva Leather.  He is a self-taught leather craftsman who was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna.  His interest in leather began as a child, while accompanying his grandfather on hunting trips in the mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan.  It was during this time, seeing the different hides of animals, that the seed was planted in his mind on the various items that could be crafted with them.

La Cueva Leather Store

For the past 15 years, Nicolas has been custom designing, from the highest quality leather, a wide variety of handbags, tote bags, shoes, belts, backpacks, wallets, knife holders, and many other items.  La Cueva Leather has a reputation for quality, value, and attention to detail.  Just ask any of his customers from around the world.

La Cueva Leather in San Juan La Laguna Lake Atitlan invites you to stop by and take a tour of their workshop and watch their products being made.  We took him up on that offer and we can assure you that you will not be disappointed.  As he showed us around his workshop, the pure pleasure that he derives from working with leather and creating one-of-a-kind hand-crafted leather products was quite evident.

Contact

Artesano: Nicolas Pop

Telephones: (502) 5539-6520 or 5673-9170

Email: lacueva_07@hotmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicolas.popcox?fref=ts

San Juan la Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala

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