There are 11 towns and villages around Lake Atitlan. Among these 11, there are 5 destination that truly stand out from the rest. They are Panajachel, San Pedro, San Marcos, Santa Cruz, and Jaibalito.

The elevation of Lake Atitlan is 1,597 metres (5,240 ft). Population was 11 thousand in the 2000 census, estimated as 15,000 now (Insituto Nacional de Estadística de Guatemala), and has approximately doubled each of the last few decades.

The town of Panajachel is located on the Northeast shore of Lake Atitlan, and has become a centre for the tourist trade of the area as it provides a base for visitors crossing the lake to visit other towns and villages.

“Panajachel” derives from the Kaqchikel language and roughly translates to “place of the Matasanos,” the white sapote fruit tree.

Lake Atitlan is a lake in Central America with a maximum depth of about 340 metres (1,120 ft) with an average depth of 220 metres (720 ft). Its surface area is 130.1 km2 (50.2 sq mi).

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San Juan La Laguna

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San Juan La Laguna, nestled on the southwestern shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, boasts a rich history and vibrant culture deeply intertwined with the Tz'utujil Maya people who call it home.
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San Pedro Guatemala

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San Pedro Guatemala is known as the party town on Lake Atitlan, and for good reason. With a wide variety of bars and clubs, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to have a drink with friends or a lively dance floor to shake it all night, you'll find it in San Pedro.
Semana Santa Lake Atitlan Good Friday Tour

Semana Santa Lake Atitlan

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Semana Santa Lake Atitlan Good Friday Tour. Semana Santa is a celebration which commemorates the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. On Good Friday as part of Semana Santa celebration, the cobblestone streets of Santa Catarina Palopó and San Antonio Palopó, Guatemala is transformed into an artistic canvas.
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Guatemala Herbal Medicine Workshop

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Guatemala Herbal Medicine Workshop Learn about the Mayan Culture of herbal medicine, from Lake Atitlan Mayan healers.
Semana Santa Lake Atitlan Good Friday Tour

Semana Santa 2024

On Good Friday as part of Semana Santa Lake Atitlan celebration, the cobblestone streets of Santa Catarina Palopó and San Antonio Palopó. Semana Santa Lake Atitlan | Lake Atitlan Tours and Travel Services
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Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike

Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike. Our Lake Atitlan Hike Discover the explorer in you as we hit the trail and hike the diverse landscapes
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Lake Atitlan 3 Day Tour

For those interested in a Lake Atitlan 3 Day Tour exploring the highlands of Guatemala this Lake Atitlan 3 day tour provides a voyage of discovery that goes beyond the scope of the big attractions and takes you to hidden trails and backroads.
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Guatemala’s Best Fried Chicken

Guatemala's Best Fried Chicken: I adore good fried chicken, and Guatemala comes in first place for me. Fried chicken is available everywhere in Guatemala, with franchises, local stores on every corner, and weekend street food in Panajachel.
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Guatemala Herbal Medicines Joan Cass

Guatemala Herbal Medicines | Joan Cass My approach to treating your health issues is based on integrative and functional medicine. I have spent the last 20 years researching and training in the following areas because I am passionate about assisting my clients in achieving optimal health and well-being:
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Lake Atitlan Street Food Tour

Lake Atitlan Street Food Tour is a safe and fun food and cultural experience for all our Street Food Tours enjoy by hundred of guests.
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Lake Atitlan Indian Nose Sunrise Hike

Best Hike in Lake Atitlan Indian Nose Sunrise Hike. The Hike is also known as the Maya Nose Hike from San Pedro. Enjoy the Sunrise with Cha
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History of Mayan Cacao

History of Mayan Cacao, Ceremonial cacao is a type of chocolate that is used in various spiritual and ceremonial practices. The use of cacao in ceremonial contexts has a long history, dating back to ancient Mesoamerican cultures such as the Mayans and Aztecs, who believed that cacao was a gift from the gods and used it in religious rituals.
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San Juan La Laguna Arte Maya Xocomeel

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The village of San Juan La Laguna Artists are known around the world, San Juan La Laguna Art by Artist Antonio Vasquez San Juan La Laguna
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Mysterious Red Door San Pedro

Mysterious Red Door San Pedro hours are 9:00 to 5:00 seven days a week. Push the little white doorbell on the door to enter. You will see a food store as soon as you enter. Meats, poultry, fish, cheeses, beer, liquor, dry products of every kind, and much more. Nick can obtain it for you if he doesn't already have it.
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Guatemala Herbal Medicine Mayan

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Panajachel Street Food By Night

Panajachel Street Food By Night, discover Panajachel Lake Atitlan Guatemala by night as we enjoy a street food walking tour in the heart of Panajachel.  This tour offers a unique opportunity to experience Panajachel as a local.
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San Pedro Mountain Biking Tours

San Pedro Mountain Biking Tours Best Mountain Biking Trails in Guatemala Cerro de la Cruz and Santiago Apostle Square. ... Santa Cruz La Laguna... San Marcos La Laguna. ... Santa Catarina Palopo - Mirador Mario Mendez Montenegro. ... Jaibalito - Santa Cruz La Laguna. ... San Pedro La Laguna... San Juan La Laguna... Finca San Cayetano.
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Lake Atitlan Boat Schedule

Lake Atitlan Boat Schedule From San Pedro for Panajachel. First Boat leaves from San Pedro to Panajachel at 6:00 AM. Lake Atitlan Boat Schedule from Panajachel
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Lake Atitlan Tours Groups

Lake Atitlan Tours for groups or single individuals. Our one day tours for individuals offers guided tours of all regions of Lake Atitlan.
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Lake Atitlan Cooking School

San Pedro Lake Atitlan Culinary Cooking School is perfect for people who love to learn about local Mayan foods and want to learn how to make these dishes. We often think of our Lake Atitlan Cooking Classes as workshops that introduce you to the flavors of ancestral Maya cooking while providing an incredible opportunity to be a part of daily life with a Tz’utujil Maya family.
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Sourdough Bread San Pedro Lake Atitlan

Sourdough Bread San Pedro Lake Atitlan can be very hard to find the real artisan Sourdough Bread I used to love in San Fransisco. I found some amazing Sourdough Bread in San Pedro just past El Barrio Bar past Big Burger and around the corner you will find them heading to the Finca Road.
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Guatemala Coffee Maker Cleaning

Guatemala Coffee Maker Cleaning with vinegar is a common and effective method to remove mineral buildup, residue, and oils that can accumulate over time.
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Guatemala Coffee and Cacao

Guatemala coffee and cacao can create a delicious combination of flavors. Here are a few possible outcomes when combining these two ingredients:

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Lake Atitlan Private Boat Services

Lake Atitlan Private Boat Services | Prices | Times is provided by Lake Atitlan Tours as an information service about Private Boat Services available for Lake Atitlan Guatemala Covering the following Lake Atitlan Villages: Panajachel, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Tzununá, San Marcos La Laguna, San Pablo La Laguna, San Juan La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, Santiago, Santa Catarina Palopo, San Antonio Palopo and San Luca Toliman.