I Love Lake Atitlan Guatemala | 6 Reasons Why

I Love Lake Atitlan Guatemala | 6 Reasons Why, I Ended up visiting Lake Atitlan Guatemala three times in 6 months.

It seemed if I stayed away for more than a month I felt that a piece of me was missing.  It’s been years since I made the decision to move here permanently and I still wake up every morning with a ‘pinch me moment’.

You know those moments when you can’t believe you get to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth?

And why do I love Lake Atitlan, Guatemala so much?  Well, let me share that with you.

6 Reasons Why I Love Lake Atitlan Guatemala

I Love Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Let me begin by saying I like to be outside and I love the warm weather and the sun.

I think that having shoveled snow in the Midwest for the vast majority of my life has convinced me that I want to live in a warm climate for the rest of my life.

Shoveling snow aside, I love the way that the sun feels on my skin.  And I also like the fact that it is a T-shirt and short weather year-round in here.

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala has some of the friendliest locals that I have met anywhere, they always greet me with a big smile and a warm hug.

Not only do they treat me well, the indigenous culture is rich in history and tradition.


I Love Lake Atitlan Guatemala


As much as I enjoy sitting on the beach, and Guatemala has its beaches, I also love to go hiking in the mountains and volcanoes Lake Atitlan has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world with amazing views, dense jungles, and the deepest lake in Central America.

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

It is so easy to get around not only the Lake Atitlan area but Guatemala in general.

From boats that take you around the lake, to tuk tuk’s that transport you through the villages surrounding the lake, to chicken buses that transport you between the village throughout Guatemala—to private busses, taxis, and shuttles—getting around Guatemala is not a problem.

While your cost of living comes down to what you want your lifestyle to be, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala simply offers incredible value for your money—everything from accommodations, food, transportation, and activities.

And the final reason I love Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is because I always feel safe at the lake.