Welcome to Tzununá
If there's such a thing as an up-and-coming spot on Lago de Atitlán, Tzununá, located 2km east of San Marcos by a paved road, may be it. Despite recent gringo incursions, the 99 per cent Kaqchiquel village ('Hummingbird of the Water') retains a strong indigenous character and a lush natural beauty with year-round rivers springing from forested mountain slopes. Women in scarlet huipiles tread the paths between traditionally managed groves of coffee, avocados, bananas and jocote. Whereas foreign travelers head for San Pedro to party or San Marcos to meditate, the few who come here are into sustainable agriculture, which they can study at a project called Atitlán Organics.