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San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala

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Guatemala's premier New Age centre, the small village of SAN MARCOS LA LAGUNA, is about a two-hour walk from San Pedro La Laguna, or a twenty-minute ride in one of the regular pick-ups that bump along the road between the villages. The land close to the lakeshore – densely wooded with banana, mango, jocote and avocado trees – is where San Marcos's bohemian hotels and guesthouses have been sensitively established, while the Maya village is centred on higher ground away from the shore. Apart from a huge stone church, built to replace a colonial original destroyed in the 1976 earthquake, there …
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