Outdoor highlights for me on Lake Atitlán are kayaking and hiking – San Marcos and Panajachel Reserves, El Pico de Cielo, Santa Cruz to San Marcos, Volcán San Pedro. Take a cool hike from Sololá to Santa Cruz. It’s recommended you ask at your hotel for recent updates, hire a guide, and don’t hike in the dark.
San Pedro is a favorite town for young people, but they have some nice parks and market/municipal area up the hill are awesome, markets every day but Wednesday and esp Sunday are biggest. You can also visits to San Juan (murals, a wine and cheese place if you book days in advance, and lots of women’s weaving cooperatives) and Santiago. Google Father Stanley Rother and also Maximón, 2 highlights there in addition to the gorgeous women’s huipiles with embroidered birds. Book a tour with and together with our nice and kindly guide you can visit the little memorial room in the church where Stanley Rother was murdered and the guide will know this year’s spot for Maximón, patron saint of tobacco, alcohol, and other vices. Panajachel has arguably the best shopping in Guatemala. The big Sololá market is huge, esp on Tuesdays and Fridays but all of the towns have main market days, most active in the mornings. For a better advice and more personalized adventure contact us so we can help with your travel arrangements.