Welcome to San Marcos La Laguna


San Marcos has become a magnet for global seekers, who believe the place has a spiritual energy that's conducive to learning and practicing meditation, holistic therapies, massage, Reiki and other spiritually oriented activities. Whatever you're into, it's a great spot to kick back and distance the everyday world for a spell. Lago de Atitlán is beautiful and clean here, and you can swim off the rocks.

It's an outlandish melange of cultures – evangelical Christians, self-styled shamans, Kaqchiquel farmers and visionary artists – against a backdrop of incredible natural beauty.


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San Marcos La Laguna activities

$75 Private & Custom Tours

Lake Atitlan 3 Villages - Private Tour from Antigua

Complementary hotel pick up and transfer from any centrally located hotel in Antigua. Then enjoy a 3 hours ride until the town of Panajachel. During the transportation you can stop on the way to have breakfast and admire the beautiful landscapes. Stop in the different lookouts and take photos of the lake. At your arrival, meet your bilingual guide and walk to the dock to take the boat and start the adventure. Towns to visit:San Antonio Palopo is a small town that has remained fairly unspoiled. At the top a small, gleaming and picturesque church forms the center of the activity. In this town most men and women still wear their beautiful blue hued traditional garments. The town's life centers around it's ceramin and textiles. Along the walls of Santiago Atitlan's church are wooden statues of the saints, each one has clothes made by local women. At the front stand three colonial altarpieces. These symbolize the three volcanoes around the lake, which are believed to protect the town. At the Central Park you will find a stone monument that commemorates Concepción Ramírez, the woman on the back of the 25-cents coin and a basin that contains a relief version fo the lake. In the center of San Juan la Laguna, a quaint town onf the west shore of the lake, there are serveral cooperatives: from beekeepers, coffee growers to backstrap loom weavers, who work using natural dyes. Using ancestral techniques, they extract dyes from tree bark, vegetables, coconut shells and so on to paint of colors their products. You will have time for lunch in one of the towns. At the end of the visit you will return to Panajachel to take the bus back to Antigua. Other options of towns to visit: Number 1:-Santa Cruz la Laguna - San Juan la Laguna & - Santiago Atitlan Number 2:- San Marcos la Laguna - San Pedro la Laguna & - Santiago Atitlan ***Please choose the one of your preference***

$130 Outdoor Activities

Kayaking and Jump in Cerro Tzankujil San Marcos La Laguna Lake Atitlán

6:30 AM  Pick up from the hotel in Guatemala City 7:30 AM Pick up from the hotel in Antigua Guatemala Transfer to Sololá. A boat trip shared with local people to the Mayan village of San Marcos La Laguna, a town characterized by its famous for being a place where the inhabitants recycle the garbage and with it they build houses. Panoramic tour of shores of the lake and by paths of the town. At the end transfer to the village of Panajachel where you will have lunch time (not included). Transfer to the Colonial City of Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City.  17:30 PM Drop off in the Hotel in Antigua Guatemala  18:00 PM Drop off in the Hotel in Guatemala City

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