About San Marcos La Laguna
The village of San Marcos La Laguna is considered the spiritual haven of Lake Atitlan. Known for all things spiritual it has yoga retreats, meditation centers, alternative healing clinics, and massage centers. This village seems to attract a younger crowd and has many hostels and economical hotels.
If you’re looking for short or long-term rental, located approximately a half mile out of the town of San Marcus is the serene and beautiful compound of Pasaj-Cap Vacation Rentals. They have six modern and spacious vacation rentals. We had the opportunity to stay at Pasaj-Cap for a few months and we would highly recommend it.
Pierre, the owner, has created a magical and serene environment that has beautiful gardens, and stunning views of the lake, and they offer exceptional customer service. If you stay during the rainy season you will see some of the most incredible lightning storms heading to the lake between the mountains and the San Pedro volcano.
While the majority of the activities in San Marcos are based around relaxation and connection there are opportunities for kayaking, swimming, rock jumping, and hiking. In fact, one of the unique features of San Marcos is that there is only one road coming into it from one side only. San Marcos itself is mainly connected by footpaths that offer spectacular hiking opportunities.
One of our favorite hikes is to walk the road from San Marcos to San Pedro which not only provides panoramic views of the lake but takes you through incredible coffee fincas.
The walk from San Marcos to San Pedro is safe and will take you anywhere between two and three hours.
San Marcos provides a great day trip or an extraordinary place for an extended stay where you can relax, rejuvenate, and refresh your soul.