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Lake Atitlan

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Address: Guatemala
Activities: Fishing
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Gorgeous looking lake

A fabulously looking lake that has the most amazing turquoise colour to it at different tomes of the day. Also great atmosphere around lake with many type of boat rides. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A fabulously looking lake that has the most amazing turquoise colour to it at different tomes of the day. Also great atmosphere around lake with many type of boat rides. Great views as you drive down to the lake as well. Traffic can be bad so go early if possible, if wanting to see lake would recommend staying in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Well, we did enjoy our trip to lake Atitlan. First of all, it was a fine days and the views are superb. In the shore villages there´s plenty of women coloring (natural) the "algodon" to make some tapistery and crafts. The markets in the villages near by, are plenty of colours and all kind of articrafs. People moving around with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dont take any boats here. Our skipper capsized us and we lost all our pictures and phones plus our pasports are now not use able for airports due to incompetent skippers. Did not eveb got offerd a refund. And the villages around the lake our just markets with more stuff made in china. Be aware. Take a tour on land... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour de lago visiting three very different villages (San Juan, San Pedro, Santiago) as well as the boat trip itself and the stunning backdrop. The trip is just long enough and well priced at US$15. Highly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We bought at $75 ea. tour to Atitlan and were somewhat disappointed in the day. I had been to Panajachel 20 years ago and loved the lake. Maybe because it was a new experience. This time the tour said we would visit 3 villages across the lake, which takes about 40 minutes to cross. We landed in San Juan, our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We took a coach from Antigua Guatemala. The journey itself was a lovely trip through the countryside. We arrived at a small town at Lake Atitlan, and once there it was pretty easy to find a boat tour on the lakeside. We used a small boat, with just myself and my wife, and the driver. The guy took us to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I've been in Guatemala City many times but this time decided to explore a bit more. Panajachel was an obvious choice been close to the city and Antigua. When we were going down hill towards Atitlan the views were truly magnificent and once you are at the lake viewing the volcanoes it's truly inspiring. This is a MUST for everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lake Atitlan has many beautiful views from the town of Panajachel. It has several picturesque villages surrounding the shoreline. We took a two hour boat tour to two villages which was very relaxing. I enjoyed my visit to the lake but I wouldn't necessarily want to return for a second visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just look at the photos and decide. Its cheap to travel around the lake on the regular taxi boats, a number of interesting villages. main Panajachel was surprisingly nice, lots of restaurants and shops and flat more touristy. San Pedro hilly, restaurants and bars and more local life, volcano behind but not the best views. San Marcos spiritual.......but the scenery... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We crossed Lake Atitlan from Panajachel to San Juan la Laguna, where we visited a women's textile cooperative to view hand weaving and natural dye processing. A shop across the street provided an opportunity to purchase some of the beautiful woven products. We then motored on to the village of Santiago where we visited the home of Maximon - an... More 

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