My husband and I went to Indian Nose with a local guide from San JuAn La Laguna and were robbed on our way back by 3 masked men with machetes. It happened just below turnoff to Santa Clara (we were going towards San Juan) and the robbers fled towards Santa Clara. Fortunately nobody was injured. We were probably targeted because we had too much stuff: 2 backpacks, cameras, binoculars, rain gear, and due to our stupidity half of our cash (it was beginning of the trip, so quite aa lot) and credit/debit card. They also took our guide's cell phone so he couldn't communicate. We went to Santa Clara to fill police report (policemen were laughing we had so much money and stuff) but of course nobody will be caught. We felt safe with local guide, but turns out it' safe only from o e village side -- there is clear tension between villages. We believe our guide (from local guide organization recommended in guide books and by our hotel) did not have a part in the robbery, but someone had to give a tip to the robbers -- probably 2 guys from Santa Clara at the top of the mountain guarding benches and mirador that cost a few qeuetzales and our guide told us not to use. Or maybe someone passing between 2 villages -- it is a regular trail for locals. Police told us there was another robbery that day in San Pablo. Lake Atitlan is beautiful, but if you want to hike, leave everything in your hotel. At least we did not have passports with us. Half of our trip was very tense aftr that, I was especially afraid of going to Tical, but fortunately nothing happened there.