Lago de Atitlan, Santa Cruz La Laguna

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Water Body · Volcano
Set against three volcanoes jutting up from its southern shore, Lago de Atitlan represents the deepest body of water in Central America. The basin of the lake comes from volcanic origins, with its waters filling a large caldera. The villages and towns that surround the lake remain the preserve of the indigenous Maya people, and their authentically rustic atmosphere and charm complement the look and feel of the natural wonder. Swim, kayak, cliff-jump, or rent a boat for the day and glide across the water to visit the villages. Add Lago de Atitlan and other attractions to your Santa Cruz La Laguna trip itinerary using our Santa Cruz La Laguna route planner.
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  • Our favorite vacation spot! We visited here 4 times and we’ll be back again soon. Gorgeous volcanoes, amazing people, beautiful natural beauty. Boats take you anywhere around the lake, the little...  more »
  • The biggest tourist attraction has become a place of deceit. For unsuspecting tourist, this has become hotbed of buying non existent services. The lake itself needs to be cleaned up off pollutants.  more »
  • Wonderful place
  • So beautiful and so many places to visit arround
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