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Lake Atitlan

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Address: Guatemala
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Gorgeous Scenery

I spent a week at Lake Atitlan for my advanced diving certification, and I was impressed at how beautiful the scenery was and also how much there was to see and do. There are... read more

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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent a week at Lake Atitlan for my advanced diving certification, and I was impressed at how beautiful the scenery was and also how much there was to see and do. There are several towns around the lake, each with its own unique character, and there's fantastic hiking in between the towns. There are also Spanish classes, cooking classes,... More 

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Philadelphia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to be missed! Atitlan is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world! It is surrounded by three magnificent volcanoes. From any vantage point, the view is incredible! And the Mayan villages surrounding it are very interesting. You will see many of the indigenous people working much as they have since the beginning of time.

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic view. expect windy weather. In december was very windy!! Scary! yet, a nice stay. The lake has around 10 small and beautiful Maya villages around it. Transportation is mainly by boat from Panajachel. Take the collective boat!

Thank camelia g
Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a few night around the lake, would have liked to stay a lot more. It's one of the nicest places in Guatemala that I got to see. Would love to go back.

Thank MattyboyLeiden
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved staying here. It is such a beautiful lake! It is really tranquilo, the villages are a little hippie, but really nice. We stayed in San Pedro, which is bigger and better than San Marco. Good restaurants and places to rent a kayak for an hour or so. This is really one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Lake Atitlan is so beautiful! There are so many things to do around the lake, so many great restaurants, and nice hotels too! In my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. :)

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Lago Atitlan is incredibly beautiful, The only lake i can compare it to is Lake Tahoe w/ volcanoes. The lake has Mountains, volcanoes and is very romantic And beautiful. Sunset and rise are incredible. There are more than 10 pueblos surrounding this huge lake. Two of them, Santiago Atitlan, and Panajachel are the most interesting. Santiago Atitlan has a good... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is a stunning place to visit! The view can't get much better. We payed for a shuttle from Antigua to Lake Atitlan, traffic can get quite busy so have snacks for the ride. At the docks we hopped onto a local boat and paid once we arrived at our destination. On the way back the guy asked me to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I've spent a couple of weeks here in two visits during the past year. The lake itself looks like a large mountain lake surrounded by the Hawaiin Islands. You can stay in Pana, the main tourist town , which affords lots of shopping and eating opportunities, and take take day trips to the various villages on the lake. Alternatively, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The lake exceeded my expectations. We stayed at Panatajell and took a boat trip across the lake to Santiago. The half hour trip was great with views of the imposing volcanoes, one of which emitted a plume of smoke periodically.

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