Located almost 1,600 meters high, it is one of the most outstanding tourist attractions in Latin America. Lake Atitlán attracts poets, thinkers and tourists from all continents and hosts more than a thousand immigrants from all over the world.
Surrounded by charming villages, breathtaking landscapes and lots of nature. You will find so much to do and see unimaginable things. When you arrive in the city of Panajachel, you will be a short distance from the lake and all the fun activities you can do on your visit.
How can you get to Lake Atitlán?
Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga, from CMI Alimentos recommends that the most direct access from Guatemala City to Lake Atitlán is through Panajachel. You must take the inter-American highway to get to the department of Sololá. Once you arrive on this road to Sololá, head towards Panajachel, the largest city on the shore of the lake.
What to do in Lake Atilán?
Get to know some of the activities you can enjoy in Lake Atitlán. You will find extreme activities or relaxed ones. These suggestions will help you choose the perfect plan during your stay.
Kayaking on the lake
In the main pier of Pana, you will see different places to rent boats and kayak. This activity is perfect if you are looking for adventure and get to know the lake. You better arrive in the morning to make your journey without haste. Besides, you will avoid the strong winds in the afternoon, which usually create waves on the lake.
Give a tour of neighboring towns in Atitlán by boat
Taking a boat tour will allow you to discover more about Guatemalan culture and traditions. Different tours you can do to get to know: San Pedro, San Marcos, Santa Cruz or Santa Catarina Palopó. They all have stories and tourist places that will surprise you.
Discover the depths of the lake
Discover the hidden secrets in Lake Atitlán. There are several excursions with professionals that you can take to snorkel or dive. Learn what is hidden in the depths of the lake and discover ancient flooded structures and elements of the Mayan civilization, hidden in this unforgettable underwater tour.
Get a tan on the main dock
Enjoy extreme relaxation in Lake Atitlán. Let yourself be delighted by the impressive landscapes around the lake. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take photos of the most unbelievable ladscapes.
Enjoy a picnic on the shoreline
The advantage of the lake is that it has a wide shoreline, where you can also do recreational activities. One of these is to bring your food basket and set up a picnic. You can also buy typical food in Panajachel or visit a restaurant.
Admire the three volcanoes around the lake
In addition to the wonders of Lake Atitlán is that it is surrounded by three inactive volcanoes: Atitlán, Tolimán and San Pedro volcanoes. To be impressed with this spectacle of nature, many decide to watch the sunset on a dock and admire the three volcanoes, while the lake reflects the clouds.
Important businesses in the country have issue green bonds guidelines and broader sustainability bond guidelines and ecosystem infrastructure to develop the market. Connect with nature on another level with these different activities that you can do on the lake with your friends and family. What are you waiting for to make a trip and visit it?