Lake Atitlán | Guatemala | South America

Lake Atitlán

20 C CURRENT TEMP
18:32 CURRENT TIME
A LUXURY VACATION TO Lake Atitlán

Leaving Antigua for Guatemala’s verdant highlands, you’ll pass overflowing ‘chicken buses’ and the famous Chichicastenango market (Thursdays and Sundays), before arriving at volcano-ringed Lake Atitlán.

A setting so enchanting as to inspire the extraordinary worlds in Saint-Exupery’s Le Petit Prince, the shores of the lake are home to a large part of Guatemala’s indigenous communities, each of which upholds an individual trade, such as back-strap weaving, pottery and beading. With a local guide, explore the small villages around the lake by private boat, journeying from port to port to piece together the magic elements of this ‘micro-world’, meeting inspiring local craftsmen, and learning about the thriving indigenous cultures of rural Guatemala.

Traditional dress is still worn throughout the country and each community showcases its own patterns and colours. A haven for textile-lovers, the intricate handcrafts found in the tiny villages around Lake Atitlán are irresistible from hammocks to bedspreads, handwoven baskets to colourful purses and tablecloths.

TRAVELLING DEEPER

Our extensive network of contacts on the ground means we can organise pretty much anything in Lake Atitlán, from community outreach projects and weaving classes to boat trips and visits to the best workshops.

 

Above all, Lake Atitlán is a tranquil paradise, surrounded by verdant mountains, offering serene waters, vibrant culture, and breathtaking vistas. It’s the perfect setting for some holiday rest and relaxation.
ELSEWHERE IN GUATEMALA

Discover the mysterious, jungle-covered ruins of Tikal, traditional market towns, the pastel-painted city of Antigua, local flavours, rich colours and bona fide hospitality at every turn.

Lake Atitlán | Guatemala | South America

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