San Juan La Laguna has coffee, chocolate, textiles, friendly people and more! We had the absolute best tour guide in the world. She showed us around the city and were able to visit most of the best attractions around town. We truly enjoyed our visit in this beautiful Guatemalan city, especially the tour of the chocolate store, learning to make chocolate and drinking some of the chocolate rum. We also visited the local textile production facility. Lake Atitlan has many wonderful villages and towns, but San Juan La Laguna was probably our favorite. Be sure to add Lake Atitlan to your travel bucket list.
San Juan La Laguna | Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
San Juan La Laguna, nestled along the serene shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, beckons visitors with its captivating blend of indigenous culture, natural beauty, and artisanal traditions. This quiet town offers a glimpse into the rich Mayan heritage, where vibrant murals adorn the streets, and traditional weaving techniques are passed down through generations. Visitors can immerse themselves in the Mayan culture by exploring cooperatives where artisans craft intricate textiles, paintings, and handicrafts using natural dyes and traditional methods.
The serene ambiance of the village, framed by the majestic backdrop of volcanoes and shimmering waters, provides a retreat for those wanting relaxation and rejuvenation. Additionally, San Juan La Laguna offers opportunities for eco-tourism, with sustainable coffee farms and nature reserves showcasing the region’s biodiversity. Whether you’re drawn to the artistic spirit of the village, the tranquil beauty of Lake Atitlán, or the authentic Mayan experiences, San Juan La Laguna invites travelers to connect with the soul of Guatemala and discover the timeless allure of this enchanting destination.
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We loved our time spending a week on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. We took boat rides around the lake, took cooking classes, and relaxed in hammocks with views of volcanoes in the background. On one occasion, we did get a big surprise from one of the local dogs. Check out that video short here.