Fun Info About Santiago

Santiago is the biggest village of Atitlan Lake in Guatemala. This area is known for being home to the famous Mayan God ‘Maximon’. As a pretty interesting contrast, it is also home to around 35 catholic churches, one of them is known as Guatemala’s oldest church – built in 1547.

The best way to get here is by boat.  Once there, make sure you find Maximon & witness a chaotic ritual in honor of this god. You won’t be disappointed!

Read more about this town where you will be able to experience Mayan Rituals.

Fun Things To Do In Santiago

Santiago de Atitlan is the largest village on Lake Atitlan. With a predominantly Mayan population it’s a perfect place to truly immerse yourself in the Mayan culture and traditions.
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General Information about Santiago

Did you know that Santiago is home to Guatemala’s oldest church? I bet you didn’t! This is just one of the many interesting facts about this historic town.
Learn more about Santiago de Atitlan’s history and Mayan culture

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