Tucked on the southern shoreline of Lake Atitlan is the indigenous village of San Juan La Laguna. Of the ten thousand residents in San Juan 95 percent of the population is comprised of Tz’utujil, one of the 21 Maya ethnic groups that live in Guatemala.
The Tz’utujil are noted for their continuing adherence to traditional cultural and religious practices.
San Juan La Laguna Art | Arte Maya Xocomeel
While each village around the lake has its uniqueness such as the ceramics and potters from San Antonio Palopo and the meditation and yoga gurus in San Marcos, so too does San Juan have its uniqueness.
The village of San Juan La Laguna is known for its agriculture, medicinal herbal gardens, textile and weaving work with natural dyes, and their incredible paintings and murals.
And while tourism isn’t as developed here as other villages around the lake, the past five years have seen it transform into a vibrant center of art.
Always looking for a way to promote the local artists of the Lake Atitlan region this page highlights the incredible artisians of San Juan La Laguna.