That was one of the many things I read about Lago Atitlan. I was skeptical, but the lake didn’t disappoint. The lake was our last stop with my parents. Time to relax.
We got to the villa I had booked around 5 pm. If you recall, we left Semuc Champey at 6:30 am. We were for the most part distracted by getting the truck into the garage. This took us the better part of an hour. There was however time to take in the picturesque view. Lago Atitlan is surrounded by 3 volcanoes. Imagine this view framed by floor to ceiling windows and you’ve about got it. Mom was giddy with excitement.
After all the driving, we took the last 3 days pretty easy spending our time exploring the local villages, flying around town in the tuk tuk taxis, and taking advantage of the hot tub and sauna. G and I also had the pleasure of celebrating Mom’s birthday with her, although Dad did have the satisfaction of reminding me in front of her. Classic Charlie Batten.
The lake is serene. There is also plenty of culture, hiking and boating to keep you busy. We also heard rumors that you can kite board on the lake.
All and all, we had a great time with the parents. And for all my worrying, they were troopers the entire trip. Thanks mom + dad!
PS The submerged buildings in some of the shots are a result of the lake rising. The lake is in a crater and doesn’t drain. Each rainy season means the water level rises a little. You’ll also notice a handful of shots from a local weaving collective. All of the dyes they use are organic and made from local flora.