Touring Lake Atitlan Villages of Santa Catarina Palopó and San Antonio Palopó, Guatemala is a country that offers so much for those that are willing to step off the beaten path for a while.
Are you are looking for an adventure where you would like to trade in the frenetic pace of your life with an unforgettable trip to one of the most beautiful countries in the world? We have just the place for you—Guatemala.
Touring Lake Atitlan Villages Santa Catarina Palopó and San Antonio Palopó
Discover the way of life of the local people who live in the villages of Santa Catarina Palopó and San Antonio Palopó.
Join us as we explore and immerse ourselves in the beauty of Lake Atitlan’s countryside hiking along the picturesque roads winding its way along the shores through the timeless traditional villages of Santa Catarina Palopó and San Antonio Palopó. Both villages offer spectacular views of the lake along with rich and distinctive traditions of Mayan culture.
This tour includes visiting and meeting several women’s weaving cooperatives in Santa Catarina Palopó where you can watch the women weave colorful and vibrant textiles into table coverings, clothing, wall hangings, and accessories.
Just a few mile hike from Santa Catarina Palopó perched along the shores of Lake Atitlan is San Antonio Palopó where we will be visiting ceramic and pottery factories. We will tour the factories and watch the process of hand-painting the ceramics.
There will be lots of opportunities to stop and take photos of the beautiful surroundings as well as to purchase merchandise from the artisans.
Comfortable hiking shoes are recommended as there are steeper hills to climb in these villages.