Attractions

Top Choice Park in Panajachel

Reserva Natural Atitlán

A former coffee plantation being retaken by natural vegetation, this reserve is 200m past the Hotel Atitlán on the northern outskirts of town. It makes a good outing on foot or bicycle. You can leisurely walk the ma…
Museum in Santiago Atitlán

Cojolya Association of Maya Women Weavers

This small museum is devoted to the art of backstrap loom weaving. The well-designed exhibit shows the history of the craft and the process from spinning the cotton fibers to the finished textile. There are also dai…
Park in San Marcos La Laguna

Cerro Tzankujil

This nature reserve is on a sacred hill west of San Marcos village. Well-maintained pebbly trails lead to swimming areas with shelters by the bank and a diving platform. The water is crystal clear here. A branch off…
Archaeological Site in Around Panajachel

Iximché Archaeological Site

The remnants of the Kaqchiquels’ 15th-century capital stand some 15km due east of Lago de Atitlán. The ‘palaces’ and temples uncovered here are modest in scale but ensconced in a serene, park-like setting. Iximché…
Arts Center in Panajachel

Casa Cakchiquel

Pana's cultural center started life as one of the first hotels on the lake, built by a Swedish countess in 1948. Now it holds a radio station, Japanese restaurant and a gallery of photos and postcards of Atitlán in …
Gallery in Panajachel

La Galería

Overflowing with art by Guatemalan painters and sculptors, this gallery functions as both an exhibit space and cultural center, hosting lectures, films and occasional concerts. Started in 1971 by Nan Cuz, an indigen…
Museum in Panajachel

Museo Lacustre Atitlán

Inside the Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, this museum has displays on the history of the Atitlán region and the volcanic eruptions that created its landscape, plus a collection of ancient artifacts recovered from the …
Gallery in San Pedro La Laguna

Galería de Arte Tz'utujil

This little gallery, up in the center of town opposite the main church, displays the work of local contemporary artists, with a new exhibition each month.
Museum in San Pedro La Laguna

Museo Tz'unun 'Ya

This museum focuses on the history of the Tz'utujil people and geology of the region, with a film on the formation of the lake and a gallery of colorized photos of San Pedro in former days. As a bonus, they'll ident…
Museum in Sololá

Museo de Sololá

Housed atop the elaborate Swiss-built clock tower that fronts the city hall, the museum is devoted to photograph exhibits and the clock mechanism itself, though the biggest thrill is the view it affords down the slo…