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circa. 1875
Eadweard Muybridge (9Apr1830 – 8May1904)
can be seen at the Casa Kachiquel Photo Museum

brief history of Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlán is situated in the highlands of Central America at an altitude of #### meters (#### feet) with a maximum depth of about 340 metres (1,120 ft) with an average depth of 220 metres (720 ft). Its surface area is 130.1 km2 (50.2 sq mi). It is approximately 18 by 8 km with around 20 ㎦ of water. Atitlán is technically an endorheic lake, feeding into two nearby rivers rather than draining into the ocean. It is shaped by deep surrounding escarpments and three volcanoes on its southern flank. The lake basin is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed by an eruption 84,000 years ago. The culture of the towns and villages surrounding Lake Atitlán is influenced by the Maya people. The lake is about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west-northwest of Antigua.

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circa. 1940 Panajachel
can be seen at the Casa Kachiquel Photo Museum

Panajachel

Or Pana, not particularly a picturesque town, more like the hub for Lake Atitlan's many surrounding villages… shops, banks, ATMs, hotels , restaurants; where one can stay and explore the villages around the lake on a daily schedule.
Tours can also be arranged from Pana to the rest of Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Antigua, Tikal etc…
Many foreigners live in Pana and around the lake and run hotels and restaurants with european standards and international cuisine, which in many cases makes you miss the mayan flavour and traditions and some villages because of the many foreigners running business Denature them.

places to visit

around Lake Atitlan

circa. 1920
can be seen at the Casa Kachiquel Photo Museum

where to stay

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San Buenaventura de Atitlan

Located in the bay of San Buenaventura, out of noisy pana but close-by (10minutes by Tuk-Tuk)
in a beautiful garden and open view on the lake, confortable and peaceful.

Posada
Los Encuentros

Is an intimate lodge with seven guest units, a relaxing lounge, an informal bar, a wood-burning sauna, a naturally (solar) heated lounging pool (minerals, no chemicals), a natural medicinal plant garden, a well-equipped massage room, fitness center and a garden.

Villas
Santa Catarina

10 minute drive from Pana. Located in the small village of Santa Catarina. Comfortable, good food, pool and hot volcanic water pool.

Jenna's River Bed & Breakfast

"A little spot of Paradise in the heart of the Mayan highlands"
Where every Yurt has a beautiful view of the lake.
A hotel where we are working to make sure that your holiday to Lake Atitilan in Guatemala is full of wonderful memories.
The location affords our guests the luxury of seclusion while still being close enough to the town of Panajachel. 
The most spectacular views of the lake and it's volcanoes are visible from every Yurt and terraces. 
A 5 minute Tuk Tuk ride gets you into the heart of Panajachel. 
The town has two main docks from which to catch the ferries which go to the various Mayan villages on the lake.
There are many restaurants, galleries, and a variety of bars and cafes as well as the nature reserve and museums.

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places to stay around the lake with access by boat from Panajachel

Villa Sumaya

In Santa Cruz, (15 minute boat ride). Is one of the most exquisite hotels around the lake, more like a retreat center, one of the best places to stay a few days and regenerate.

Bambu

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Aenean fringilla

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Tuscani

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El Bistro

Probably the best value in pana,  italian and international cuisine, only place we trust for carpaccio or tartar.
price range 10us$-15us$

El Rincón
del Chef

Out of main street in Barrio Jucanya (7min Tuktuk from calle Santander) daily except Mondays. 

Dolce Gelato

Dolce Gelato es la celebración y continuidad de una tradición familiar Italiana que conserva y perpetua el proceso artesanal y la tradición del Gelato desde 1938.

places to eat around the lake with access by boat from Panajachel

El Tul y Sol

In San Marcos, is French owned, which serves up classic square meals in a bit of an oasis away from the main drag. They have an extensive wine list, none of it bad. And all mains are served along with a side salad and home baked bread.

Bambu

In Santiago, an extensive international menu with a traditonal wood burning oven and a comfortable environment with talent and dedication from our staff in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Toliman

In San Lucas, We cultivate over one acre of land on-site to offer you the freshest and most delicious food possible. Specialized in permaculture and ecological farming, we strive to be an example of sustainability in food production. Our goal is to raise awareness in the local community and support a healthy lifestyle for our visitors and the community.

Dolce Gelato

In San Marcos,

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Nature Reserve

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Tours

Church

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La Galeria

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barrio Jucanya

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other towns around the lake

San Lucas

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Santiago

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Santa Catarina

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San Antonio

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San Pedro

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San Juan

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Antigua

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Chichi

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Iximche

Iximche is a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the western highlands of Guatemala. It was the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524. The architecture of the site included a number of pyramid-temples, palaces and two Mesoamerican ballcourts. Wikipedia
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Tikal

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The Murals of San Bartolo, El Peten
by Heather Hurst, American archaeologist and archaeological illustrator.

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