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Lago de Atitlán

Lago de Atitlán (Guatemala)

Practical information about Lago de Atitlán

  • Relaxation
  • Romantic
  • Viewpoint
  • Volcano
  • Lake
  • Essential
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
4 hours by bus from Guatemala City
When to go
From November to April
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Lago de Atitlán

David Debrincat Travel writer
459 travel articles

4 hours by bus from the capital Guatemala City, volcano-bordered Lake Atitlán is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

My suggestion:
Touring the lake by going from village to village by boat is an excursion not to be missed while you are at Lake Atitlán.

A holiday in Guatemala absolutely must include a stay of several days at Lake Atitlán.

When I came here during my tour of the world, I immediately fell under its spell. In the morning, the huge volcanoes are reflected in the blue waters of the lake. It's magical. Its reputation as the most beautiful lake in the world is not usurped at that moment. On the banks of the lake are small villages, each one as beautiful as all the others. On a practical note, I stayed at Panajachel. For those looking for more peace and quiet and isolation, I would recommend Santa Catarina Palopó, San Antonio Palopó, San Pedro, Santa Cruz, San Marcos or San Juan. In short, there are choices and each has something different to offer.

Whether on land or on the water, climbing one of the volcanoes or simply contemplating, a stay at Lake Atitlán is always enchanting.

Lake Atitlán