Things to do in Lake AtitlanEdit This
Preparing your Lake Atitlan things to do list is very important if you want to enjoy your stay in this scenic volcanic lake in the highlands of Guatemala. Lake Atitlan, also called Laguna de Atitlan, is a favorite destination for back packers. However, there is more to Lake Atitlan than just marveling at the beauty of nature. Here are some of the activities that you need to include in your to-do list.
Take a taxi and ride to Reserva Natural de Atitlan for some wild and dry adventure. For only $12, you can now enjoy a zipline adventure which allows you to view the majestic lake as well as the valley near Lake Atitlan. This is a perfect way to get you started with your Lake Atitlan Adventure.
Indulge in Water Sports
There are plenty of water sports that you can engage in in Lake Atitlan. If you are interested in water sports, there are a few options to choose from, such as swimming, kayaking and jet skiing. For tourists who are more adventurous, freshwater scuba diving is also available at many of the dive centers located around the lake.
Lake Atitlan is also home to several spiritualists and mystics who offer spiritual wellness to both tourists and locals alike. A particular place where you can go to for this experience is the Las Piramides del Ka which is the center for meditation in Lake Atitlan. This place is noted for its pyramid-like architecture overlooking Lake Atitlan where you can meditate and get in touch with your spirituality.
Board a bus or a taxi and head off to San Antonio for the weekly market day held on Wednesday and Saturday. You can buy native dresses and silk bandanas as souvenirs. You can also find the best artifact to take back home. You will find Guatemalan pottery and reed mats in abundance at this market.
Go to Santiago de Atitlan
Santiago is the biggest community located on the shores of Lake Atitlan. This town is considered an artisan’s town since a lot of pottery makers as well as weavers live here. You can also see several families of painters here. Basically, Santiago de Atitlan is considered a cultural village in Lake Atitlan. You can also see how the local artisans work to produce their works of art.
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