Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Find out where to eat, stay and play with your family while traveling to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

Lush Hotel – A True Artistic, Boutique Hotel in San Marcos, Lake Atitlan – Guatemala

Imagine tiny foot paths surrounded by tropical plants, small shops and friendly locals. This is exactly what you find in San Marcos. It is a tiny village located on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world – Lake … Continue reading

Where to Eat in Guatemala- 6 Restaurant Recommendations

I have lived in Guatemala for many years and have taken the time to explore it. Most of my readers know this so I get tons of emails every day asking for all sorts of tips and recommendations. One of … Continue reading

Guatemala for Kids – Family Friendly Resorts are a Fun Option

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is considered to be a one of the top ten most beautiful places in the world to visit. Once you’ve been there, you would totally agree. However, when traveling with kids views and scenery only go … Continue reading

The Secret of Staying in a Luxury Villa on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala has been written about for years and years. Even in the 1940’s this place was a hot spot for the ‘adventurous’ rich and famous (like the Swedish Countess) and many other aristocrats and merchants. Why, you might … Continue reading

How to Travel to Atitlan on the Cheap, Guatemala

If you are traveling to Guatemala you probably know that this country has one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The Atitlan Lake of Guatemala is sitting in the middle of three volcanoes and in the crater of … Continue reading

Santiago on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – Video of the Week

There is so much to do in Santiago on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Check out Moximon, the lake, and the Mayan Culture. For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Panajachel on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – Video of the Week

Panajachel is the central hub of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. With great restaurants, shops and tours, this is the perfect place to use as a base. For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Getting Away with the Girls and (way too many) Kids

My girlfriends and I decided to take a trip together to Lake Atitlan. Traveling with kids at it’s finest! I found a lovely hotel, Posada de Santiago, comprised of cottages for all of us to have separate ones, but my … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitlan Area – Guatemala

This is an indigenous town around the Atitlan Lake. It is such a wonderful place for travelers that many stay for months. It offers a beautiful setting with the lake and San Pedro Volcano as the background. Because of the … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

On the southwest shore of Lake Atitlán, nestled between the volcanic cones of San Pedro, Atitlán and Tolimán, is the lakeside village Santiago Atitlán. Constructed by the Maya in the image of the world as they believed it to exist, … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – San Marcos la Laguna – Guatemala

This is a small town located on the western shore of Atitlan Lake and is the perfect getaway to Tajumulco Volcano. It is a place where yoga retreats, restaurants, cheap hotels & bars abound in the middle of vegetation. San … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – Panajachel, Lake Atitlan – Guatemala

“Pana,” as it’s known to locals, is the biggest hippie town south of California. It is located on the banks of Lake Atitlan in central Guatemala. Panajachel is all about de-stressing and chilling out. Many of the full-time residents are … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – Lake Atitlan Area

The entire Atitlan Lake, which is ten miles at its widest, was formed thousands of years ago in the crater of a massive volcano. It’s so deep, over a mile down, that many scuba divers wonder if some rare marine … Continue reading

Family Travel – Maximon and His Chaotic Worshipers (or Drinkers)

Who is Maximon? Well, it’s a really thwarted icon actually, and not one that I fully understand. He loves good rum (but is quite pleased with “Venado” cheap brand), loves cigars, and dressing in colorful scarfs and cowboy hats. He’s … Continue reading

Family Travel – Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

If you’re new to Lake Atitlan area of Guatemala, chances are you will hear about Panajachel and think this is the biggest town on the lake. Well, it’s not. It may be the most notable one for the foreigners that … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Family Travel – Evening Trip to Panajachel, Lake Atitlan – Guatemala

Panajachel is the bustling city of Lake Atitlan area of Guatemala. It’s not the biggest city, that would be Santiago, but it’s by far the nuttiest because of all the foreigners that have settled in this area. On top of … Continue reading

Photo Friday – View of the Panajachel Pier in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

This pier is the pulse of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala! Here all the wheeling and dealing is done for your trips to the remote and beautiful indigenous villages that are tucked away amongst the volcanoes surrounding the ancient volcanic crater … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Photo Friday – Beautiful Lago Amatitlan, Guatemala

Lago de Amatitlan gets little credit. The main reason is because Lago de Atitlan, in the western highlands, is the preferred lake hangout spot. However, if you’re spending some time around Guatemala City and have free time, I would jet … Continue reading