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  Villa Sumaya

Villa Sumaya

Villa Sumaya is the ultimate high for romantics and adventurers in search of rest, reflection and ageless natural beauty. Our unpretentious, thatch roofed complex, has fifteen comfortable rooms, spacious gardens, café/bar, gift shop, healing pool, hot tub, sauna, and outdoor pergolas that are all set beautifully in the natural surroundings.

Rentals Atitlan

Atitlan Rentals

Atitlan Rentals, division of Atitlan Solutions will provide you with the largest selection of rental properties available anywhere around the Lake Atitlan basin.

 Atitlan Resource

Atitlan Resource

The travel site for Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. We offer pages of restaurants, hotels, Spanish Schools, massage/yoga, Eco/Tourism real estate, artisans, Mayan Ruins. Locals including San Marcos, San Pedro, Panajachel, Peten, Xela, Antigua, Tikal, Guatemala City.

Amigos de Santa Cruz Fundation 

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Santa Cruz la Laguna is a small Mayan community located on the shores of Lake Atitlan in the Central highlands of Guatemala. It is comprised of three villages and three small “aldeas” located in the mountains above the lake,

with a total population of 6,000. The village of Santa Cruz la Laguna is unique in that it is the only village in this area that is accessible only by foot or by boat. There is no road access to or from the village due to its dramatic location surrounded by jagged mountains.  Lack of accessibility to the outside world has greatly limited the progress of this community of 2,500. With no roads, no telephone system, no commercial center, villagers must travel by boat to shop, or to access resources of any kind.

About Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlán (Lago de Atitlán) is a large endorheic lake (one that does not flow to the sea) in the Guatemalan Highlands. While Atitlan is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America, its bottom has not been completely sounded. Estimates of its maximum depth range up to 340 meters. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanos on its southern flank. Lake Atitlan is further characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people.

The lake is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed in an eruption 84,000 years ago. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and Aldous Huxley famously wrote of it: "Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing."