Arriving to Lake Atitlan – Family Travel

Did you know that Lake Atitlan has been named as one of the most beautiful places on Earth? Once you get a glimpse of it, you’ll be in full agreement!


The drive from Antigua to Panajachel, the main town of Lake Atitlan, took us about 3 hours. It was actually a gorgeous drive through the highlands of Guatemala where the majority of the indigenous live. Living in Guatemala you get used to seeing them, but my brother has never really had a glimpse into their lifestyles and we had a blast passing them along the way.

Find what to do with family on Lake Atitlan. 

When you book a hotel without knowing much about it, you really don’t know what you’re going to get. So you can imagine our surprise when we found out that we were staying at a 4 star hotel! Hotel Atitlan blew us away!

It was right on the lake, in its own private cove so away from the hustle and bustle of Pana, but a 5 minute drive nonetheless. We actually didn’t even want to go exploring because the grounds were so amazing, with a pool, and a small aviary.

But the best part were the views from our balcony!

Finally after an hour of drooling and checking out every nook and cranny of the place we decided it was time to venture out and do what we came here to do: Explore!

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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