Highlights of this 1-day Santiago Lake Atitlan Tour includes the large open air sprawling market, the colonial Catholic church which dates back as far as 1571, Maximon, Cojolya Weaving Center and Museum founded by the Cojolya Association of Maya Women Weavers, visiting and meeting with local artisans, and learning about the Mayan culture.
This Santiago Lake Atitlan Tour surrounds you with the local culture, and really lets you see, smell, hear, and get a feel for life in an indigenous Mayan village.
Lake Atitlan is surrounded by many villages in which Maya culture is still prevalent and traditional dress is worn.
Tucked in a beautiful bay along the southern shore of Lake Atitlan between two majestic volcanoes—Toliman and San Pedro—Santiago is the largest village on the Lake and home of the Tzutujil, the indigenous people of Santiago Atitlan. Among the uniqueness of Santiago is that it is noted for its worship of Maximon, a folk saint venerated in various forms by Maya people.