Family Travel – Atitlan’s Villages, Guatemala

After a successful bargaining deal with the head hancho of the Panajachel Piers in Guatemala, we were on our way.

Find the best Mayan Villages to visit around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.


The tour was to take us to 4 villages. The first one was Santa Catarina la Laguna. Now that I’ve done this village I can honestly say, I would not choose this as the starting point.

It’s a truly indigenous village, however it lacks the BOOM you want when you come to somewhere like Lake Atitlan, known for it’s Mayan traditions and eccentric foreigners and expats.

As a matter of fact we were quite disappointed with the experience and immediately changed tactics since out of the 4 villages, 3 others were exactly like this one.

Once that was taken care of, the craziness was about to begin…

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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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