The magic Lake Atitlan is not a normal tourism destination, cleaned up and arranged to please the views and concepts of tourists. Lake Atitlan is real in its own personality, culture, traditions, and magic.
When circulating around Panajachel and the other villages around the Lake, people of all types and origins may be found. This is because Atitlan is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Guatemala. In a month, Lake Atitlan receives several tens of thousands of foreigner visitors, adding to a larger quantity of Guatemalans, who of course adore their precious lake.
The main villages around Lake Atitlan are Panajachel, San Pedro la Laguna, San Marcos la Laguna, San Juan la Laguna, Santiago de Atitlan, Santa Cruz la Laguna, Jaibalito, San Antonio Palopo, Santa Catarina Palopo and San Lucas Toliman.
Panajachel is the point where almost everybody arrives, due to its road connection with Antigua and Guatemala Citry. It is indeed a place to visit, the “capital” of the Lake 😊. For Lonely Planet, Santa Cruz La Laguna and Jaibalito, are among the lake’s most idyllic, picturesque locales.