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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must do trip if you are in the area and taking a boat to cover some of the towns with a lot of mayan history. The views of the volcanoes are breathtaking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank venkatfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atitlan is one of the most beautiful lakes I’ve ever seen. In fact they say its the most beautiful lake in Guatemala.Imagine an immense lake, sparkling in the sunlight, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. We were here after a long 3 hour drive from Guatemala...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank betty l
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This place is a MUST when in Antigua. It does take a couple of hours to get there however the journey itself is worth it. Driving through winding roads, though local villages to the dock where you pick up a water taxi at Pana. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Wrenevieve
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We took a day trip from Antigua to Lake Atitlan thinking we'd be leaving the impoverished area and going to the more upscale tourist area. Not. The lake was ok- not a clean pristine one and surrounded by volcanos which was nice. The ride there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Josselyn M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Don't miss Lake Atitlan (or Pana as the locals call it) when you visit Guatemala. When you arrive at the docks there will be plenty of water taxis waiting to pick you up and take you around to your town of choice. Each town set...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jellis7
Reviewed 23 September 2018

A lake surrounded by volcanoes could make for a movie scenario, but in this case is real... Wherever I stopped for a picture, it gave a wonderful view. It would give for a couple of days, enjoying the small towns in the lake shore, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JesLon
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Don't bring your children between the ages of 18 and 30...you will lose them to this paradise. Wow if I were 25 years younger I'd find every way to live there....the people are great...friendly.....all walks of life...Meditation at San Marco....Israeli hippies of San Pedro...the history...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful place. Almost necessary to take a boat ride to see the towns on the lake. San Juan is the cleanest. Has good shops and tour guides. Less cut throat than the other cities. They really go after the tourists there. Not too much to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank harrykchung
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

If you only choose to visit on town(pueblo) it has to be San Juan. It is clean, calm and very charming. Out three town tour, in short: San Juan - charming and peaceful. San Pedro - full of hippies and wannabe sovereign citizens. Mainly americans...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bjarne E
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Lago Atitlan is a gorgeous place in the bowl created by three volcanoes. It features several small Mayan communities on its shores, each with its own unique culture. All the towns are accessed by lanchas which crisscross the lake all day long or by shuttles...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David M
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Response from edgarwalls | Reviewed this property |
yes, pets are welcomed
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Response from Bev D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can help with places to stay as we only did a day trip there.
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Response from alaskantravelnut | Reviewed this property |
Five days on the lake is a good amount of time. Panajachel is easily the biggest town. It has the most restaurants and shopping, but I enjoy staying in one of the smaller towns. The boats to and from the villages are very... More
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