Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike, discover the explorer in you as we hit the trail and hike the diverse landscapes, learn about the Mayan culture, and visit the colorful village of Santa Catarina Palopó located in the highlands of Guatemala.
The trails above Santa Catarina are among the best around the lake offering great variety where you venture through diverse scenery from majestic peak summits to thick forests, challenging terrain, fields of wildflowers, and mountain slopes terraced with fields of onions and corn.
Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike is one of our favorite hikes in the area with breathtaking views that send chills down our spines every time we hike it, it is a stunning sight to see the tranquil waters of Lake Atitlan reflect the mountains and clouds.
About Santa Catarina Palopó
This charming peaceful and serene indigenous village is located on the eastern shores of Lake Atitlan and is known for its hand-woven tapestries and paintings. The main street is full of little shops and artisans all the way down to the lake shore. Santa Catarina Palopó retains its indigenous charm and is relatively untouched by modern commercialization. Visitors are often struck by the atmosphere of timelessness.