Welcome to one of the planet's most beautiful and often overlooked places, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Located in the highlands of Guatemala, the lake is surrounded by lush mountains, quaint tiny Mayan villages, and three volcanoes.
There are 11 charming Mayan villages around Lake Atitlán, each with distinct character and traditions. Take a boat ride, jump in a tuk-tuk, hop in the back of a pickup truck, or grab a microbus or chicken bus to some of these destinations.
Embark on a hiking adventure to one of the volcanoes surrounding Lake Atitlán. The most popular options are Volcán San Pedro, Volcán Tolimán, and Volcán Atitlán. Hiking one of these volcanoes offers scenic views of the lake and the surrounding landscape.
Visit the San Juan La Laguna village, known for its vibrant art scene and sustainable practices. This charming little area recently got a facelift and has become one of the more popular villages around the lake.