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Solola (Guatemala)

Practical information about Solola

  • Encounters with locals
  • Viewpoint
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Lake
  • Handicraft
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours from Antigua by bus
When to go

From November to April

Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Solola

David Debrincat Travel writer
459 travel articles

At 8 km before arriving at Panajachel, Solola is perched at more than 2,000 metres and overlooks Lake Atitlan magnificently.

My suggestion:
Magnificent processions are organised for Assumption Day on 15th August.

When going to Panajachel during a trip to Guatemala, Solola is a compulsory passage. On the side of the mountain, it's the departure point for the breathtaking descent down to Lake Atitlan.

I don't find it interesting to stay overnight here, but I recommend you visit the market (on Tuesdays and Fridays). The Native Americans who live around the lake go there to sell their crafts and they're dressed in beautiful outfits of extraordinarily bright colours. It's worth the detour, especially when it isn't possible to be there on a Thursday or Sunday, and when you can't go to the more famous and larger market of Chichicastenango. On the other days, Solola is just an unavoidable crossroads, but I don't see any particular reason to stop there.

Native Americans in Solola