Lake Atitlan, Lake Atitlan

Set against three volcanoes jutting up from its southern shore, Lake 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 Lake Atitlan and other attractions to your Lake Atitlan trip itinerary using our Lake Atitlan route planner.
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  • Nearly everyone who went to this place describes it as one of the most beautiful spots in the world. It has scenic mountains and lush forests; that’s why it’s a backpacker’s and kayaker’s dream. The c...  more »
  • Located in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan has something for you whether you are a backpacker passing through or looking to settle down for a few weeks. The lake is surrounded by seve...  more »
  • Loved being here. Just looking out at the lake from my hotel. It's peace and calm....
  • A beautiful relaxing place, with plenty to explore and most delicious fresh food. Will be back.
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