Welcome to San Juan La Laguna


Perhaps part of what makes it all run so well is the communal spirit: coffee growers, fishers, organic farmers, natural dyers and widows are among the like-minded groups who've formed cooperatives here.

As you wander around the village, you'll notice various murals depicting aspects of Tz'utujil life and legend.


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$75 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Atitlan and Villages from Antigua

Our day will start at 5:15am with a shuttle transfer form Antigua to Panajachel. At 9am we'll have some time for breakfast (own expense). At 9:30am we'll take a boat tour around the lake visiting the surrounding villages: -San Pedro la Laguna: a small town nestled on the Western shore of Lake Atitlan beneath the volcano which also bears its name -San Juan La Laguna: the village specializes in the weaving of mats made from lake reeds -Santiago Atitlan: overshadowed by the cones of the San Pedro, Atitlan and Toliman Volcanoes. It's the largest and most important of the lakeside villages and also one of the most traditional.Our day will end at 4:00pm with a departure from Panajachel to Antigua.

$75 Day Trips & Excursions

San Juan La Laguna

We will depart from your hotel in AntiguaTime for breakfast on the way to Lake Atitlan (breakfast not included) (3 hours driving)Private boat to San Juan La Laguna (45 minutes)Coffee plantation and a cup of coffee (explanation on coffee process from plant to cup) (cup of coffee not included)Visit of a Textile Cooperative where we are gonna learn all the process (dying and preparing)Chocolate cooperative (artisanal process) (from bean to chocolate bar)Paintings Gallery (family own gallery) (meet them at their own gallery and enjoy their beautiful paintings)Time for lunch (lunch not included)Return to Panajachel (45 minutes) and Antigua Guatemala (3 hours driving)Drop off at your hotel in Antigua

$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Indian Nose Hiking Adventure

Hiking tours at Lake Atitlan don’t get much better than climbing the Indian Nose on the northwest shore of Lake Atitlan. Also called Rupalaj K’istalin, this 2,863-meter mountain presents one of the most rewarding climbs of Lake Atitlan. In addition to the view of the lake and the volcanoes, you’ll witness superb views of the villages of San Juan and San Pedro la Laguna at 1.5 to 2-hour hike from the base of San Juan la Laguna to the top.Because it's much better and easy to begin the hike in the village of Santa Clara la Laguna, pickup time  at your hotel is 4am, just on time to see the sunrise. About 2,100 meters up is the perfect stop to appreciate the panoramic view and also to get some rest.

$55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Visit Three Mayan Villages - Lake Atitlan

Its  a visit around three different towns  of the watershed from lake Atitlán, leave from  Panajachel visiting three mayan villages around lake atitlan like  San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro la Laguna, Santiago Atitlán,  and at the end  returning to Panajachel, there will be an hour stop in every town, the tour starts at 8:30AM and finishes at 3:00pm.The attractive of the places: when you visit San Juan la Laguna it’s known by the murals on the walls houses, and the indigenous women’s art crafts & natural dye cooperatives,San Pedro la Laguna is a mayan village and shared by foreingners of many countries,  Santiago Atitlán is a very colorful town, and its famous because is the only town that is named as the lake. One of the attractive is visiting the Maximon’s cofradía (RILAJ MAM) a venerated deity by the locals and visitors. Entering to the Santiago Apóstol Parish Church, built in the colonial time with the renaissance style, you will be able to get to know the religious syncretism practiced by the locals.

$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Real Mayan Culture- Visit three different villages around lake atitlan

Its  a visit around three different towns  of the watershed from lake Atitlán, leave from  San Pedro la Laguna visiting three mayan villages around lake atitlan like  Santiago Atitlan, Panajachel or San Marcos(Optionally) and San Juan la Laguna, at the end  returning to San Pedro, this  is a round trip around the lake atitlan, there will be an hour stop in every town, the tour starts at 8:30AM and finishes at 3:00pm.The attractive of the places: Santiago Atitlán is a very colorful town, and its famous because is the only town that is named as the lake. One of the attractive is visiting the Maximon’s cofradía (RILAJ MAM) a venerated deity by the locals and visitors, its market day is very colorful,  entering to the Santiago Apóstol Parish Church, built in the colonial time with the renaissance style, you will be able to get to know the religious syncretism practiced by the locals. San Juan la Laguna it’s known by the murals on the walls houses, and the indigenous women’s art crafts & natural dye cooperatives, Panajachel is a town and shared by foreingners of many countries,

$59.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

From Antigua to Visit Three Mayan Villages of Lake Atitlan

Its a visit around three different towns of the watershed from lake Atitlán, leave from Antigua to get to Panajachel and then to visit three mayan villages around lake atitlan like San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro la Laguna, Santiago Atitlán, and at the end returning to Panajachel, there will be an hour stop in every town.The bus goes to pick you up at your hotel in Antigua at 5:30 AM. the trip to Panjachel takes 2.5 hours. Your guide goes to pick you up at the public dock of Panajachel and then to take the boat to begain the tour. The tour end at 3:00 PM in Panajachel and the shuttle leaves at 4:00 PM to come back to Antigua.The attractive of the places: when you visit San Juan la Laguna it’s known by the murals on the walls houses, and the indigenous women’s art crafts & natural dye cooperatives,San Pedro la Laguna is a mayan village and shared by foreingners of many countries, Santiago Atitlán is a very colorful town, and its famous because is the only town that is named as the lake. One of the attractive is visiting the Maximon’s cofradía (RILAJ MAM) a venerated deity by the locals and visitors. Entering to the Santiago Apóstol Parish Church, built in the colonial time with the renaissance style, you will be able to get to know the religious syncretism practiced by the locals.

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