1 kilometer from Amatitlán village, Guatemala City
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Heading south from Guatemala City towards the Pacific lowlands, you will find this lake just a few kilometers from the ... More
Heading south from Guatemala City towards the Pacific lowlands, you will find this lake just a few kilometers from the highway. Unfortunately, its waters are now quite polluted, but it is still a beautiful setting for a picnic, a barbecue or even a boat trip. Its main attraction for visitors is the spectacular view of Agua and Pacaya volcanoes. If you are at the lake on a weekend, take the "bubble-lift" to Parque de las Naciones Unidas for the best views of both volcanoes. Pacaya volcano, on the southern shore of the lake, throws an amazing orange light from its mouth, which you can see clearly at night. The lake gets very crowded on weekends. It takes around half an hour from the city by car or 45 minutes by bus. Buses go daily every 10 minutes from the terminal in Zona 4.
Although it is not a recommended tourist destination (and I would not advise people new to Guatemala to visit this place) If you are going on a humanitarian trip, this is the place to go. The people are so loving and it is a beautiful place; Dr. Elry and his wife Liz run a beautiful program for the children there and the hearts of these people are so big they will greet anyone with kindness. I strongly recommend going on a work trip there. It is life changing.
Very disappointed in what I saw. There are 3 rivers that feed into the lake. Each river had a water treatment plant that was destroyed by Hurricane Stan and have not been rebuilt yet. VERY polluted and dirty!! Would not recommend going. However, there is a zipline in the nature preserve that is awesome!! Fabulous! Check it out....rogers tours. Panajachel is neat but malnurished dogs everywhere...sad!
This area around the lake is very run down, very polluted water, nasty packs of dogs. NOt what I expected. This lake looked like it was once a beautiful lake, but now it is very very run down . I saw fish being cooked from the lake, and they were disgusting because of the polluted water.ALso a Very sketchy atmosphere. I would not recommend this place for tourists.
I enjoyed the atmosphere around the lake. There were alot of nice spots to eat and it had an overall vacation feel to it. Horseback riding, cable cars to take you way up for a nice view, and lots of little gift stands to buy cool stuff.
Lake Atitl�n is amazing. The view is simply unparalleled, and this comes from one who is familiar with pristine Caribbean shores and crisp Andean snows. The people are kind and welcoming, and one can find every comfort necessary.
Lake Amatitl�n, which is much closer to Guatemala City, on the other hand, has been fairly ruined by pollution. It's still worth the visit, but Lake Atitl�n in the Western Highlands is by far more spectacular.
Ther is no more beautiful place in the world than Lake Atitlan. This volcanic region was recently devastated by Hurricane Stan and mudslides, but the spirit of the churches is rebuilding the community.
When in Lake Atitlan, stay at La Posada de Atitlan in Santiago. It is the most beautiful resort. No stay is complete without their famous macadamia nut brownies, and chicken tacos.
This museum specializes in the collection, preservation, research, promotion and compilation of documentation of Mayan textiles in Guatemala. The exhibition
consists of an extensive collection of textiles from over 140 communities produced in different periods. It also offers two ...
This scale model is an open air public monument that represents the geography of Guatemala. It was designed in 1904
by Engineer Francisco Vela and covers 1,800 square meters. This relief map shows all natural and non natural geographical ...
The Museum of Modern Art was originally set up in the city center in 1934 by the Friends of the
Arts Committee, and was moved to its present site in 1968. The architecture of this building dates from the ...