• Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour Panajachel

    While Maya culture is predominant in most lakeside communities, Panajachel, has been overwhelmed over the years by Guatemalan and foreign tourists. Panajachel town’s economy is almost entirely reliant on tourism today.

  • Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour

    Lake Atitlan is surrounded by 11 villages in which Maya culture is still prevalent and traditional dress is worn. The Maya people of Atitlán are predominantly Tz’utujil and Kaqchikel.

  • Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour

    San Antonio Palopo is directly across Lake Atitlan from San Lucas Toliman. The boat ride across the Lake takes 20 minutes to San Antonio. This village is all about Ceramics and Pottery. There are a few weaving co-operatives. They use a foot loom. While in San Juan La Laguan the weavers use the Back Strap Loom.

  • Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour Options

    Depending on your interest, we will provide you with options of which villages would make for a great day for your Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour.

Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour. Why a Boat Tour around Lake Atitlan? The main reason is while there are roads around Lake Atitlan the last time we attempted to circle Lake Atitlan by road it took us 2 Days.

A boat tour around the villages of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala is a popular and enjoyable way to explore the area. Lake Atitlán is a stunning volcanic lake surrounded by picturesque villages and towering mountains, making it a beautiful destination for tourists.

For our Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour, we recommend only considering three villages at the most due to travel time on boats, you can sit on a boat or spend time exploring villages we have supported for the last 17 years. 

Lake Atitlan Map

Lake Atitlan Villages include Panajachel, Santa Cruz, Jaibalito, San Marcos La Laguna, San Juan La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, Santiago Atitlán, San Lucas Tolimán, San Antonio Palopo and Santa Catarina Palopo.

Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour

San Pedro  La Laguna is a charming village situated on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. It is one of the popular destinations for travelers visiting the lake due to its vibrant atmosphere, stunning scenery, and range of activities available. Here’s what you can expect when visiting San Pedro La Laguna:

  1. Outdoor Activities: The village is surrounded by natural beauty, making it a great base for outdoor activities. You can hike up to the Indian Nose (La Nariz del Indio) viewpoint, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Atitlán and the surrounding volcanoes. Additionally, you can go kayaking, paddleboarding, or swimming in the lake.
Lake Atitlan Coffee Producers

San Juan La Laguna is a picturesque village located on the southwestern shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Known for its rich indigenous culture and stunning natural beauty, San Juan La Laguna offers a unique experience for visitors:

  1. Indigenous Culture: San Juan La Laguna is primarily inhabited by indigenous Tz’utujil Mayan people who have preserved their traditions and customs for generations. The village is known for its strong community-based cooperatives.
  2. Art Galleries and Murals: San Juan La Laguna is renowned for its vibrant art scene..
  3. Medicinal Plant and Natural Dye Tours: Due to its rich biodiversity, San Juan La Laguna is an ideal place to learn about medicinal plants and natural dyes
Lake Atitlan Village Tours

Santa Catarina Palopó is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. The municipality is located on the shores of Lake Atitlán, approximately 3 miles southeast of Panajachel, a popular tourist destination.

To its southeast is San Antonio Palopó. The three aforementioned towns are connected by one paved road, which runs directly through Santa Catarina Palopó.

Perhaps the most easily recognizable characteristic of Santa Catarina Palopó is the blue huipil, or blouse, which is worn prominently by the women of the community.

Since the huipil has been worn since the 16th century, it may seem to be a particularly indigenous trait, but the blue style is, however, the result of very recent external influences.

Lake Atitlan Boat Service Schedules San Lucas Toliman

San Lucas Toliman is on the far end of Lake Lake Atitlan. The village is not a main Tourist attraction. We often spend time at the beach on Toliman enjoying Ceviche from local vendors on weekends.

At 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) altitude the town offers “eternal spring” with annual temperatures ranging from 50 to 80 degrees F. The dry season runs from November through June/July (called “summer” locally) and the rainy season runs the other six months (“winter”).

The area is free of malaria due to its elevation. The area’s elevation ranges from 1,562 metres (5,125 ft) along the lake to 3,144 metres (10,315 ft) at the summit of Volcán Tolimán. Volcán Tolimán is just west of town.

Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour | San Juan | San Pedro

TRIP DURATION: roughly 7-8 hours

TRIP LOCATION: Around Lake Atitlan

TRIP PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy to Moderate

TRIP DETAILS: $150 (Q1170.00) – 1 person (private tour)

$120.00 (Q950) per person 2 or more people.

We do not group Tours together. For groups please send us an email for pricing and details.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a camera, water, snacks, sun protection (hat, shades, sunscreen), good walking shoes, or sneakers are recommended (no flip-flops), and be prepared to have an incredible adventure!

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Santiago Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan Village Boat Tour Santiago Atitlán is a village located on the southwestern shore of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. It is one of the largest and most traditional Mayan villages in the region, known for its rich indigenous culture and historical significance.

Church of Santiago Apostol: The village is home to the Church of Santiago Apostol, a colonial-era church that showcases a blend of Catholic and Mayan spiritual traditions. The church’s architecture and artwork reflect the fusion of these influences, making it a fascinating place to visit.

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