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Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan, once named by  Aldous Huxley “the most beautiful lake in the world”, is located in Solola, Guatemala.

Lake Atitlan, the most beautiful lake in the world, surrounded by majestic volcanoesLake Atitlan, the most beautiful lake in the world, surrounded by majestic volcanoes

Lake Atitlan, the most beautiful lake in the world, surrounded by majestic volcanoes

Surrounded by majestic volcanoes like Atitlan Vulcano (3 537 masl ), is one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world and is located joined to Toliman Vulcano (3.158 masl) and San Pedro Vulcano(3.020 masl), that can be climbed in about 3 hours. The lake located at 1.560 Meters above sea level and 18 km lenght. Its depth varies and in many places is unknown, however there have been probed more than 350 mts.
The origin of the formation of Lake Atitlan is unknown, some theories explain it as an old crater and another opinion is that the emergence of volcanoes interrupted during the three rivers that come from the north, which, by bringing water into place, giving rise to the lake. This lake has no visible outlets.

The twelve villages around lake atitlan have biblical names: Santa Catarina Palopó, San Antonio Palopó, San Lucas Tolimán, Santiago Atitlán, San Pedro La Laguna, San Juan La Laguna, San Pablo La Laguna, San Marcos La Laguna, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Panajachel and some others. To this villages is possible to travel by boat from Panajachel, price range goes from Q 10 to Q30 quetzales and can be acquired at our office.

Lake Atitlan has a strong wind known as Xocomil, produced after noon when hot winds from the south colliding with cold air masses coming from the highlands, waving swirling waters of the lake produced very strong waves that make the waters agitated.