Lake Atitlan Tours and Activities
One of the reasons to choose to study spanish at Atitlan Spanish School Jardin de America is the incredible beauty of the Lake Atitlan area, Aldous Huxley once called it “the most beautiful lake in the world” due to the scenery, the Mayan Culture and the Living Mayans.
Surrounded by small villages with an entrance point of Panajachel and colorful towns like San Pedro La Laguna, Santiago Atitlan, San Juan La Laguna, San Marcos La Laguna, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Santa Catarina Palopo, San Antonio Palopo and some others
At Atitlan Spanish School Jardin de America the learning process is enriched with outdoor activities around the lake:
Lake Atitlan Boat Tour | Lake Atitlan Boat Tour | Tour Hiking Volcan San Pedro | Tour Horseback Riding Lake Atitlan |
Note: some of this tours have an additional cost *For groups, special prices, ask at the office
Enjoy the beuty of Lake Atitlan and visit 3 Mayan villages: San Juan La Laguna, a model town with organized efforts for conservation, medicinal plans cooperative production, textiles colored with natural -plants extracted- colors and naive paintings, after that visit San Pedro La Laguna, a colorful town with one of the best organic and non-organic volcanic grow coffee, one hour in each town and then depart to Santiago Atitlan, a village with many Mayan-Catholic expressions, visit the Maximon Cofradia, the Catholic church and enjoy the beauty of this market and handicraft production.
Cultural Walking Tour around Panajachel
Panajachel whose name means Place of Matasanos -a plant- is the gateway to Lake Atitlan, its home also to many handycraft producers/sellers from the Guatemala Highlands, with textiles, wood, ceramics, leather, bamboo, stone… and many other materials from where Mayan hands produce beauty
Panajachel also is home to La Galeria, a paint-photography galley, the Sub-Aquatic Archeological Mayan Museum, the Panajachel Paint Gallery,
Cultural Tour to Mayan Ceremony cave
The Mayan Culture pays attention to nature, mother earth and the elements, Sacred Sites are visited according to Mayan Calendar to praise or thank Mayan deities for work, health, family, happiness. In this visit with your Spanish Teacher
Stroll along the shores of Lake Atitlan enjoy mountain biking in the countryside and through villages where indigenous people will know by their costumes, making pictures of paintings and arte of gallery see the people fishing and knowing the different class of birds around the lake through nature trails, knowing the every day life of indigenous peoples.
*Ask for price at the office
San Pedro Volcano Hiking Tour
The San Pedro volcano is located in San Pedro la Laguna, by the shore of Lake Atitlan, here you will walk and hike between natural trails, trees and coffee plantations, close to this area the natural park Chinimajuyu a beautiful natural reserve. From the top of the volcano an incredible view of the lake, all the villages around lake atitlan and even the line of the sea is possible to appreciate.
*Ask for price at the office