Friday, March 18, 2011

Lago de Atitlán (Lake Atitlán)

Interesting blog with photos about Lake Atitlan (Lago Atitlan):

Lake Atitlan with Volcanoes Toliman and Atitlan behind.
Lago de Atitlán

(Lake Atitlán)

by Eve Andersson
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Lago de Atitlán (Lake Atitlán) is the most beautiful lake I have ever seen. It is surrounded by craggy mountains and three traditionally shaped volcanoes. Formed by a collapsed volcano cone, Lago de Atitlán is 320 meters deep, the deepest lake in Central America. Approximately fifteen towns or villages lie on the perimeter, mainly inhabited by traditional Mayan peoples with a sprinkling of foreign settlers.


Panajachel (or Pana, for short) is the town that most tourists visit. It is a very comfortable place to just hang out and you can usually get whatever you need there. This town is full of restaurants and hotels. It's a good starting place if you want to go visit other towns by boat.


by Eve Andersson (eve @


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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.