It is located in the department of Sololá. In a word, Lake Atitlán is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Guatemala. It has been nominated as one of the seven wonders of the world. It is also considered the most beautiful lake in the world and as one of the most unique places.
The harmonious combination of volcanoes, mountains, and beautiful gardens make the perfect setting for an unforgettable vacation. This is one of the favorite places of Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga, Guatemalan businessman and nature lover.
The lake has an extension of 130 square km or 50 square miles. The color of the water in the lake varies from deep blue to green. For some historians, Lake Atitlán was formed approximately 84,000 years ago as a result of a volcanic eruption. It is located 1,500 meters above sea level, with a length of 18 kilometers and a depth of up to 341 meters. So it makes it the deepest lake in Central America.
The hills and volcanoes around the lake offer dense and dense forests, where hiking is practiced daily by different kinds of hikers from all around the world. Hiking makes it possible to observe a great variety of birds, from the little shy woodpeckers, to the Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala.
On the shores of the lake are the volcanoes of Atitlán, Tolimán and San Pedro La Laguna (“The Three Giants”). The lake surrounded by volcanoes has formed an impressive landscape. Around the lake you can visit the municipalities of Santiago Atitlán, San Lucas Tolimán, San Antonio Palopó, Santa Catarina Palopó, Panajachel and San Pedro La Laguna.
Many of the inhabitants of these towns are descendants of the Cakchiquel and Tzutuhil groups. The towns offer different environments to tourists, from the characteristic peace of Santa Cruz La Laguna and San Pedro La Laguna , very visited places, to the festive atmosphere of Panajachel, the most popular point of Sololá.
We can also find all kinds of crafts such as fabrics, vessels, chains, bracelets, drums and hammocks, among others. You can get to San Pedro La Laguna, Santa Clara La Laguna and the rest of the towns by land. However, due to the number of lodging options in Panajachel, it is usually more convenient to get there, and from there depart by boat to the towns around. The journey from Guatemala City to Lake Atitlán takes about two hours and forty minutes.
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