Lake Atitlan in Photos
Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Dalene & Pete Heck
It’s all about the lake. The magical, seductive, lake.
The towns have their own appeal, to be sure. At least, that’s what others have said, although we didn’t quite find it ourselves. Panajachel is essentially one long road full of restaurants and peddlers of the usual souvenirs. San Pedro had a cool, relaxed vibe, but almost a little too so for our liking.
I am sure there are other reasons to enjoy this area. But for us, it was all about the lake, and views of the dormant volcanoes nestled up to it.
Stunning pictures of one of my most favorite places!
Thanks Andi! It has good reason to be one of your favourites!
Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. I’m not really into South America all that much but this is just WOW – fantastic job on capturing the area!
Have you been to South or Central America before? There is SO much gorgeousness! I think you need to give it a shot. 🙂
I was there a couple of years ago and the lake was filled with thick green slime. Is that still a problem?
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We saw no thick green slime, and even spent quite a bit of time on the water kayaking. Hopefully that means the problem was solved!
This is one place I’m really, really bummed that I missed out on in Guatemala. It looks amazing! That second photo especially… wow!
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So many reasons for you to go back Amanda! 🙂
Looks absolutely stunning, guys! The one from the Kayak is just amazing, so much movement in the clouds and water. I look forward to reading more about Guatemala 🙂
Thanks Sarah! The waters were pretty rough so it was tough to take photos, but we got a few! Guatemala has been a really incredible experience for us, we’ve got lots to say about it. 🙂
There you go again, showing me a place with style and details as only you can!
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Very sweet of you to say Maria! Lake Atitlan is a pretty special place, these are only a few of the many, many pictures we took!
These photos are incredible, you just transported me right there with you; I could hear every ripple of water. Simply stunning!
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Glad you liked them Hannah. We are such *water* people, any place we can visit that allows for kayaks quickly rises up on our charts. 🙂
Wow, how gorgeous! Looking forward to more revelations about Guatemala.
Absolutely gorgeous photos! Looks like a fantastic place to go kayaking.
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Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing !
This has already been said before, but I had to add it too: GORGEOUS photos!
It looks absolutely stunning, and your photos are amazing as always!
It really is all about the lake! I’m curious to see how Lake Nicaragua compares.
You must report back, please. 🙂
Gorgeous! I really need to go back to Guatemala because I only saw Antigua and the surrounding area.
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We haven’t traveled too far in Central America yet, but this country really left an impact on us compared to some of the others. You do really need to go back! 🙂
I can see why you liked this place. It’s just beautiful!
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How beautiful. Your photos are stunning! Must go to Guatemala!
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