Things To Do

DAY TRIPS AROUND THE LAKE

There are 13 towns around the lake. All are reachable by water taxi. You can hire a private boat (a lancha) to provide you with a private tour to many of the villages on the lake. A great way to enjoy the spectacular scenery the lake has to offer. We can recommend several travel agencies to help you plan and book a tour.

DAY TRIPS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OR A SHORT TUCTUC RIDE ONLY MINUTES AWAY

Atitlan Nature Reserve
 A long walk through town, or a short TucTuc ride will take you to this verdant, tranquil, 400-acre reserve contains interesting plants and animals, including monkeys, the raccoon-like coatis and many exotic birds.  Here you can hike the trails, following signs of self-guided walks.

You will enjoy the open enclosures which house monkeys, the natural habitat of coatimundi, racoons and other wild life. There is also an observation deck for bird watchers.

And, for the adventurous, there is the famous ziplines,  (Cables X-Tremos (Ziptrek) on which you can ride, almost fly, through the forrest, soaring above magnificent waterfalls and through the canyons.

Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary

Actually part of the Nature reserve, the Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary houses more than thirt-five  species of Guatemala's colorful butterflies can be seen fluttering everywhere at this lovely sancuary high above Lake Atitlan., where exhibits of the butterfly life cycle are not just for children.

The Maya Traditions Herbal Medicine Garden

This teaching and demonstration garden, is a neighbor of Casa Juana.  While it is open to the public only on Friday afternoons, you can wander through it whenever you like.  You can even harvest fresh herbs if you decide to stay at home and cook. There is also an ample supply of fresh Royal Lemons, which resemble grapfruits in size . . . One of these giants will provide you with enough fresh juice to make lemonade.

OTHER THINGS TO DO

Visit Mayan Ruins
Visiting Local Artisan Markets
Take Spanish Lessons
Yoga and Massage
Bike Rentals
Kayak Rentals
Go Hang Gliding
Go Horseback Riding
Great Nature Hikes
Go Paragliding
Day Trips to nearby towns

STAY CONNECTED

Phone:
US: 310/601-8519
Guatemala: 502/5327-5355



 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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