The Lake Atitlan, undoubtedly, has some of Central America finest scenery and fell-walking. But it has much more – much (not surprisingly) as a consequence of its headline-grabbing views. Writers, poets and artists (Aldous Huxley) famously wrote of it in his 1934 travel book Beyond the Mexique Bay “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. Honestly nothing beats a lake boat for complete relaxation
Explore the Mayan Villages by boat
In Lake Atitlan, you can explore villages by boat, by car and of course on foot. Most travelers join a tour learn about local culture, art and many other highlights that you wont see if you were exploring on your own. We highly recommend booking a tour with us and take with you rewarding memories of Atitlan and Guatemala.
Relax at a Nice Lake Front Hotel
There are several nice hotels in Lake Atitlan, with great location but no one can match Hotel Arca de Noe unbeatable views and ambience. You can also see Casa del Mundo, Lomas de Tzununa and between other that have stunning views of Atitlan. Relax, enjoy the views and then you can continue with your travel plans to most party places, like Antigua Guatemala.
Hike around Lake
Lake Atitlan is surrounded by three impressive volcanoes, Toliman, Atitlan and San Pedro. The three of them are accessible withing a considerable number of hours for hiking. We highly recommend hiring a local guide for any of this ascents, for security reason and as well as for a great experience. We also recommend hiking to the Pico de Cielo Mountain, it is a difficult hike but offers you the best views of the lake side to side. You can also climb the Indian Nose in San Juan la Laguna, Hike along the Lake Shore from Santa Cruz to Jaibalito. Contact us for a better recommendation and tailor it to your interest.
Birding in Tours
Lake Atitlan is a top destination for birding. You can either book a tour and explore with your family, group of friends, or if you are familiar with the birds of Central America then you can just bring your binoculars and enjoy. We have several endemic (native), residents and migratory birds. Humming birds, Toucans, orioles, and many more species. Here is a our bird check list.
Frequent Asked Questions;
- What can you do at Lake? – You can go hiking, swimming, book a cultural tour, birding tours, stay with local family or relax at a nice hotel, with lake view, visit San Marcos, San Juan, Santiago Atitlan & Santa Cruz la laguna
- Is Lake Atitlan safe? Yes, all destinations are safe, except in some trails on the southern and northern shore of the Lake. We highly recommend taking a local guide or book a tour prior to do any outing.
- Can you swim in Lake Atitlan? Yes, we recommend booking lake front hotels, as they always have access and great docks for swimming, we invite you to take a look at our Arca de Noe Hotel – Finally we recommend booking a tour that includes the swimming tour at the trampoline
- Why is Lake Atitlan famous? Our lake is famous for its three dormant volcanoes and the small Mayan towns surrounding it! In deed this is a must see destination int he world! Come and Experience it with us!