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I was quick to admit that Guatemala just wasn’t my jam. Yet there was one destination on my itinerary there that stopped me in my tracks, a place that made me nod my head and say, oh yes, yup, indeed I see it now — this is what everyone is going on about.

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

And that place was Lake Atitlán. This volcanic lake is historically, ecologically, culturally, and economically significant to Guatemala and is noted as one of the world’s great mystical energy centers. I’d heard friends, bloggers and fellow travelers lavish praise on this high altitude Central American highlight for ages, and I carefully noted their opinions on the various villages doting the lakefront. Though one of my goals for this trip was to spend more time in less destinations, I couldn’t pick just one to base myself in, and decided instead to hop between a few of the favorites.

I’m glad I did. The villages are so tiny that eight nights in one might have been excessive, and it was quick and easy to travel between them via boat.

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

My first stop was one that people couldn’t stop raving about — Santa Cruz. As far as most backpackers are concerned, Santa Cruz is , the lakefront oasis with views that just beg you to kick back and stay awhile. Here I found a friendly place where the staff greeted you by name after you arrived and hugged you goodbye as you left, a place where guests struck up conversations in front of the fireplace in the evening, a place where time seemed to slow.

I loved it. My goal for my week in Lake Atitlán was to find an inspiring place to write and read, reflect and reconnect — and La Iguana Perdida couldn’t have been a better base for it.

Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan

Santa Cruz was unique among the four towns I visited in that the village itself was perched high above the water, reachable via a steep hike up from the lakefront. The lakefront was made up of La Iguana Perdida, the village dock, a few luxury hotels and a smattering of high end homes. Because it is so small and isolated, there are a limited number of dining options in Santa Cruz. That means that La Iguana becomes more than just a place to rest your head at night — it really becomes home away from home.

Dinner at La Iguana is served communally, which I grew to love. Because I was traveling alone and spending my days mostly writing and reading in silence, it was wonderful to be thrust into such a warm — yet totally low key — social situation every evening.

Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan

Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan

Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan

One thing that took me by surprise about Lake Atitlán was how affordable it seemed after being in Antigua. At La Iguana, basic private rooms ranged from 70-100 quetzales ($9-13), and options included a room with a writing desk and a water view and a treehouse with a private balcony. Open-air dorms were just 35 quetzales (less than $5)! Higher-end options with private bathrooms were also available.

I heard some backpackers grumbling that the communal dinner was a little pricey at 60-65 quetzales per night (about $8), but considering that the meal included a delicious soup, an entree and a dessert, it seemed pretty fair to me — however, with no kitchen available and limited options in Santa Cruz, you don’t have many options. The only thing that rubbed me the wrong way was that there was a charge for coffee and tea, which are free at many hostels around Central America, but I guess nowhere is perfect. (I do think La Iguana comes pretty close, however.)

Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan

La Iguana is home to one of Lake Atitlán’s only international dive center (another, based in Panajachel, targets domestic tourists), and I’ll be writing a separate post about my experience going for a dip. But there was more to do than just dive. A yoga teacher in residence offered daily donation classes that I loved on the patio, and on Saturdays a local market set up on the same stones.

If you come to Lake Atitlán and don’t stay in Santa Cruz, (which, BTW, you crazy), the small market definitely makes Saturday the day to drop by.

Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan

Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan

Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan

It seemed that the only thing on the agenda for most visitors was finding a cozy spot to curl up and dreamily stare out at the lake. In my three nights in Santa Cruz I left Iguana Perdida just twice, to take a photo walk around the lakefront and then later up to the town. warned me that Santa Cruz was the prettiest of the lakefront villages, and I’m glad I soaked up every bit of my time there.

Because they were right.

Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

Though many who stay on the water in Santa Cruz never make it up to the village above, I was so glad I made the trek. It didn’t feel respectful to take my camera out, but I’ll treasure the memories. I went up on a Sunday afternoon, and was treated to a rare view of a way of life frozen in time. The sounds of competing Sunday services filled the air, and I wandered from church to church smiling as I saw women do the family laundry in communal basins in the plaza, locals playing basketball in traditional Mayan dress, and children smiling and waving at me from their house windows.

It was a slice of life from a time I thought had long passed.

Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

Because La Iguana is purposely wifi-free, I almost didn’t stay there — so glad I didn’t make that tragic mistake! Turns out, it was the perfect place to unplug for three nights. There is a paid-use computer room available before 8pm, which allowed me to rest easy knowing there were no work fires I needed to put out and that my inbox wasn’t piling up in my absence. But aside from those thirty or so minutes per day, I enjoyed working totally offline and the clarity and focus that gave me to write. Writing for myself, and not for my blog — what a novelty! I almost wish I’d prepared further ahead so that I could have stayed more than three days.

Santa Cruz was just magical.

Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

But indeed, after three days with no wifi or ATM, I was in fairly dire need of both a connection and some cash. The two main hubs of Lake Atitlán are Panajachel and San Pedro, the only two towns around the lake with ATMs. I’d entered the lake through Panajachel and not been impressed — after lunch and a stroll around town I was more than ready to go — and so I thought I’d check out San Pedro this time around.

I arrived, checked into a private room at a hostel called , and thought I’d found my happy place.

Zoola, San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

Zoola, San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

Yet San Pedro had a notably different vibe than Santa Cruz. Notably different… and notably more seedy. I’m sure I’d have had a good time in San Pedro if I were with a group and down to party — Adventurous Kate had an there with her tour group — but for the reflective and creative mood I was in, it just totally was not my scene. Not to mention, when I was there in March it was freezing at night (well, okay, it was in the low 40’s). Even the staff at La Iguana confessed that it was unseasonably cold and they’d run out of spare blankets. Once the sun went down each evening, I piled on every layer of clothing I had and pretty much ran to bed at 9pm, willing myself to fall asleep and wake up when it was warm again. Dramatic? Slightly, but seriously, I was chilled to the bone. Hence, yet another reason nightlife was not on my itinerary.

So I hit up the ATM and soaked up the good wifi and new dining options for two days, and then quickly hit the road — er, the lake.

San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

Colorful? This is still Central America, so heck yeah. But charming? Not really, beyond these photos I snapped on one of my daily walks. The frozen-in-time feeling I’d had in Santa Cruz was replaced by a tension between a people clinging to a traditional way of life and a merry band of travelers who seemed vaguely oblivious to it. One evening, I noticed a group of women washing their families’ clothes in the river banks — had I taken a photo, you’d never have known that just a few feet away, gringos were sipping cold beer and singing along to . I’ve been plenty of places in the world going through this awkward transition, but for some reason, here, it made me uncomfortable.

But I have to admit, as far as ATM stops go, it wasn’t an awful one.

San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

My final stop around Lake Atitlán was San Marcos, home of yoga fanatics and permaculture enthusiasts alike. I’d been running with a pretty hippie dippy crowd since Equilibrio and more than once I’d found myself stuck in awkwardly deep eye while someone with unshaved armpits extolled the virtues of this transcendent little town.

Though I wasn’t ready to toss my own razor just yet, I was intrigued by this particular sub-culture of travelers and was excited to experience this place I’d heard so much gushing about.

San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

A friend of mine had recommended , and up arrival I melted. A yoga platform over the lake? Stunning views of the volcano? A colorful restaurant filled with hippies wearing bindis and typing on Macbooks? This is my kind of place, I thought.

Unfortunately, things kind of went downhill when I realized my private room was a mess, none of the showers worked and there was a major insect problem in the restaurant. The friend who recommended it to me went back a few weeks after I did and said she was shocked by those issues, so unfortunately I don’t think it was a fluke. If I were to ever return to San Marcos, I’d make it a priority to stay at and align my stay with one of their . I even considered moving there during this trip, but I only had three nights in San Marcos and wasn’t prepared to go without wifi again (Del Lago has it, and Yoga Forest does not — though the connection at Del Lago is pretty horrific).

Del Lago, San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

Del Lago, San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

Del Lago, San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

Del Lago, San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

And that kind of mirrored my overall experience with San Marcos. I was surprised by how small it was, I was disappointed by the lack of healthy eating options (, below, was one notable exception, but overall I had better salad and smoothie opportunities in San Pedro!), and I kind of kept wondering where the “there” was. Sure, I found plenty of posters advertising bring-your-own-crystal Cacao Ceremonies and heart-opening drum circles and healing guided meditation sessions, but I didn’t feel the strong sense of community I expected — perhaps that would have required a much longer stay.

That said, I loved my daily yoga classes on the Del Lago platform and it was nice to run into some of my friends from Equilibrio again.

Circles Cafe, San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

Circles Cafe, San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

San Marcos, Lake Atitlan

Overall, I adored Lake Atitlán. I came here to write, and words poured out of me. I came here to read, and I soaked up page after page. I came here to do yoga and to reflect, and I found a dreamy, volcano-dotted setting to do it in.

While I didn’t fall in love with either San Pedro or San Marcos, I am glad I took the time to explore them — and it made me appreciate the beauty I found in Santa Cruz even more! If I ever find myself in Guatemala again, I’ll absolutely return to Santa Cruz, and also set aside a few days to explore a few of the other villages I didn’t get the chance to see. I love that there’s a little something for everyone around Lake Atitlán, and I certainly found what I was looking for and more. As Aldous Huxley famously wrote of Atitlán, “It is really too much of a good thing.”

Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

Have you been to Lake Atitlán? If so, which village was your favorite? If not, which would you head to?

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  • Eden
    June 14 2015

    Even as a blogger, sometimes we all need a little time to unplug from technology and enjoy our surroundings. Looks like paradise here. I’d love to visit someday 🙂

    • Meihoukai
      June 14 2015

      I think ESPECIALLY as a blogger it’s important. It’s the only way I ever really get a break from what is otherwise a 24/7 job 🙂

  • Leah
    June 14 2015

    This post has me feeling so nostalgic for Central America! I really do want to get back there and explore all the countries I missed. This reminds me so much of Isla de Ometepe, the water and the volcanoes! I think I would love Lake Atitlan 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      June 14 2015

      And Ometepe is one that I need to return for! Hopefully next time I make it back to Central America 🙂

  • Yasmine
    June 14 2015

    Looks stunning and love all the colours!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 14 2015

      Central America never ceased to amaze me with its rainbow hues. Gorgeous!

  • Jessica
    June 14 2015

    Great post again! I’m going to Guatemala (and the rest of Central-America) at the end of summer and I read a lot of positive articles about this lake. The writer’s retreat at Yoga Forest sounds great!

    • Meihoukai
      June 14 2015

      I wish I had known about it before I went — I only saw a poster for it on my last day. Oh well… next time!

  • Kelly
    June 14 2015

    I really can’t wait to visit Lake Atitlan one day (as well as a few other spots in Guatemala). Your photos of the lake and the places you stayed are absolutely amazing–seriously so colorful and pretty! Seems like a perfect spot to unplug for a few days!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 14 2015

      I did find some pretty cool places to stay! La Iguana was by far my favorite, but the others had their perks too.

  • Sonja Riemenschneider
    June 14 2015

    Santa Cruz looks and sounds like my kind of place! What a perfect retreat. I just can’t resist a place on the water. Fun to hear your take on Lake Atitlan after reading about Kate’s experiences!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 14 2015

      We definitely had different ones! That’s the great thing about travel — different people in different moods can experience the same place in such different ways.

  • Katie
    June 14 2015

    Your photos, those colors — killing me per usual! Love it 🙂 La Iguana looks pretty close to perfect to me — the treehouses look especially amazing!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 14 2015

      Thank you Katie! I adored the treehouse, though I was pretty tempted by the room with a desk in it. A nice change from writing in bed like I often do!

  • Francesca
    June 14 2015

    As someone who only really blogs for ‘fun’ (I like talking, and no one can’t interrupt you when they’re reading…) it’s hard to imagine how hard it must be to enjoy it when it becomes your job. You can really feel the love and enthusiasm coming through from your more recent blogs!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      Thanks Francesca! That means a lot. I’ve been covering some great destinations so it has come easily 🙂

  • SO colorful! I love it. Such a shame that I’m so close and haven’t made it over there yet… definitely a ‘before 2015 is over’ priority 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      Just you wait for the diving post follow up 🙂

  • Jessica
    June 14 2015

    Wow, Santa Cruz (well all of it really) looks so beautiful! It’s a shame I got all the way to Antigua without stopping there as well. Looks like I’ll just have to make another trip to Guatemala….
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    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      This was definitely the highlight of Guatemala for me. If only someone could have turned the thermostat up a few degrees at night 🙂

  • Katie
    June 14 2015

    I really loved Lake Atitlan as well. We spent five days over Christmas there in 2012, staying at the quiet end of Santa Cruz and doing a day trip to San Marcos and San Juan. I do get where you are coming from about Santa Cruz but I enjoyed my time there which I think largely had to do with staying at the quieter end of town in a hotel (rather than the rowdy hostels) and doing our own thing. I enjoyed visiting the traditional town up the hill and we soaked in the solar heated pools with a local photographer. I thought the setting of San Marcos was more beautiful but I didn’t love the vibe there, it didn’t feel very friendly to me. I would love to visit Santa Cruz and Vulcano Lodge in Jaibalito next time and I would return to Santa Cruz also
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    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      So you mean San Pedro the first two times and the last time you say Santa Cruz? That’s the only way I think this makes sense because Santa Cruz definitely didn’t have rowdy hostels 🙂

      • Katie
        June 15 2015

        Sorry I meant we stayed in San Pedro at the quiet end, not Santa Cruz, but I would like to visit Santa Cruz because it sounds amazing
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        • Meihoukai
          June 16 2015

          I had a hunch that’s what you meant 🙂 Makes much more sense that way!

  • Georgia
    June 14 2015

    Oh my lord! This is absolutely stunning. I am currently planning my Central America trip at the end of this year and I will definitely be adding Santa Cruz to the list! Pleeease keep going with your Central America posts, they are such an incredible source of inspiration.

    Love, Georgia
    Australia

    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      That is so sweet to hear, Georgia! I still have plenty of Central America posts coming your way from Guatemala, Belize and Honduras 🙂

  • Justine
    June 14 2015

    Reading this makes me realize how badly I’d like to go back here. I don’t remember the names of the towns I explored (though something tells me they were the same ones you visited), but I remember really liking both. It really is a spectacular place!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      I have a terrible memory — one of the reasons I started blogging! There’s no way I would have remembered these had I not taken notes and then written this blog post 🙂

  • becky hutner
    June 14 2015

    Santa Cruz looks like the greatest place ever!! Question — can you only get to these villages by boat?

    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      Santa Cruz is only accessible by boat, as are some other small towns. The other three I went to (Panajachel, San Pedro and San Marcos) are reachable by road, with Panajachel being the main access point to the lake.

  • Hmood
    June 15 2015

    Santa Cruz is really the wonderland..

    it’s The Dream Destination.

    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      Ahem, I think you meant wAnderland! Just kidding 🙂 It is indeed a dream destination!

  • Adri T
    June 15 2015

    Okay, so in the last 24 hours it is the third time I’ve came back to read this post and look at these amazingly colorful photos. They are awesome and somehow give me energy and motivation for my work! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      That’s so awesome to hear, Adri! I’ve been so excited to share these photos and this post. Love hearing it’s being well received!

  • Karlijn Travels
    June 15 2015

    Hi Meihoukai, thank you for this amazing post! I absolutely love the photos, they capture the atmosphere so well. As your photos always do!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 15 2015

      Thanks Karlijn! I was really proud of this set — I was so inspired up at the lake.

  • Kat
    June 15 2015

    I seriously can’t get over how stunning these photos are! I feel like booking a plane ticket right now and heading over to La Iguana, it looks totally idyllic. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Meihoukai
      June 16 2015

      You’d also have to book a bus and a boat, but don’t let that discourage you 😉 It’s well worth it!

  • Backpack Babe
    June 15 2015

    OMGOSH, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! The pictures are so stunning and colorful, and those beds next to the ocean look so peaceful! xx

    Nothing like a little travel inspo to get the day going! Thanks Meihoukai!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 16 2015

      You are so very welcome! I’ve been so excited to post these pictures.

  • Chella
    June 16 2015

    I have not been to Atitlan before, but if i did, the serenity at Santa Cruz and the friendliness of the staff, also the prices would make me stick just there!

    • Meihoukai
      June 16 2015

      It was definitely a welcome bargain after Antigua! The prices certainly made me want to linger 🙂

  • Marni
    June 16 2015

    I can’t get over the colors in these pictures! You’re selling Central America more to me with every post, and Santa Cruz looks like my kind of destination.

    • Meihoukai
      June 18 2015

      “Colorful” is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Central America. I just love this place and all its bright shiny hues!

  • Jimmy
    June 16 2015

    I sent two weeks in San Pedro learning Spanish. It was strange at how meals could cost more than the accommodation, but the food at local markets were quite cheap and exceptional in flavor.

    Highlight of the stay was definitely hiking up the Indian nose for sunrise.
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    • Meihoukai
      June 18 2015

      Yeah, I was a little bummed I didn’t do a hike there but for some reason I just could not motivate myself to do it 🙂 I was just so content to write and do yoga all day!

  • Kacy
    June 16 2015

    Stunning! I haven’t been to Atitlan yet, but it looks like a wonderful place with much to explore. Based on this, Santa Cruz sounds fabulous. That dichotomy between locals and (sometimes obnoxious) tourists is very difficult for me, so I wouldn’t have enjoyed San Pedro either.
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    • Meihoukai
      June 18 2015

      It’s weird, sometimes it really grates at me and others I just accept it as a fact of life and travel. This was one of those times it really rubbed me the wrong way.

  • Amy M
    June 17 2015

    I’ve said it before i’ll say it again i LOVE how colourful Central America is – you make my curiosity grow with each post! xo
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    • Meihoukai
      June 18 2015

      Well I’ve got plenty more coming at ya, so hope there’s plenty of room for that curiosity to keep ballooning 🙂

  • Victoria
    June 18 2015

    Oh, so cute! I love your photos….you have a great eye for photography. Now I need to add Lake Atitlan to my ever growing list.

    • Meihoukai
      June 18 2015

      Thanks Victoria! It is indeed one of my greatest passions!

  • Camels & Chocolate
    June 20 2015

    That last photo of you is dreamy!

    And you know this already, but we are in 100000 percent agreement on Guatemala: The country as a whole wasn’t my jam, but Lake Atitlan was a nice little weekend retreat.
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  • Courtney Opalka Meyer
    June 20 2015

    When I’d read that you didn’t love Guatemala, I was a little bummed. I’m SO glad you enjoyed Lake Atitlan – I fell in love with it when I was there a few years ago. We stayed at Laguna Lodge (we got an amazing deal via Luxury Link) and want to go back!

  • Camille
    June 22 2015

    Those couches on the pier…and your cover photo… Just perfect!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Thanks Camille! It was a dreamy spot…

  • Serendipity Tess
    June 30 2015

    Ahhh…as always your photos are just…*sigh*. And perfect timing for this post to come up as I’m travelling to Guatemala in July! Eeeeek. I’m curious to find out whether I like it or not. But as I’ll be based around Lake Atitlan…I have a feeling, I might not be too unhappy 🙂 Thank you for this beautiful post!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 30 2015

      Do you know what village you’ll be based in, Tess? Atitlán is definitely my favorite part of Guatemala.

      • Serendipity Tess
        July 3 2015

        As always I’m leaving things up to the very last minute…LOL. I’ll be based in Antigua for a few days and then head over to Lake Atitlán for a Yoga retreat. I’m going to disconnect for a whole week. A bit nervous about it…because…you know…what my blog catches fire all of a sudden. 🙂 But I so need it – it’ll be me, my yoga mat, meditation, vegetarian food….and the Lake in front of me.
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        • Meihoukai
          July 7 2015

          That sounds like perfection! I’m sure you’ll leave inspired… and fingers crossed your blog doesn’t catch on fire 🙂

  • Shara
    October 6 2015

    Thanks so much for this! I have spent the last couple hours reading blog after blog about where to stay in Lake Atitlan. Im female and traveling by my self and this blog that i happened to stumble upon on another blog really helped!
    Thanks Meihoukai for a well written piece on Lake Atitlan.
    I know now with much less confusion and indecisiveness where I will be staying for my 7 day visit there next year! 🙂

    • Meihoukai
      October 8 2015

      You are so welcome Shara. I was really proud of this post when I wrote it and it makes me happy that it’s still getting some love today!

  • Megan Stetzel
    November 20 2015

    Thank you so much for writing this. I am currently in Guatemala City and was torn on where to go. I am immediately heading to Lake Atitlan and this paradise it seems. Thank you!!!!
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    • Meihoukai
      November 22 2015

      You might also wish to check out Monterrico, which is a nice weekend trip from the city. Lake Atitlan was indeed my favorite, though! Enjoy!

  • Edgar Barguiarena
    May 4 2016

    I’m headed there in a few days! Thank you for the La Iguana recommendation, I was looking for a place just like that and just booked two nights there. Looking forward to it!

    • Meihoukai
      May 7 2016

      I hope you love it as much as I did! I would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Emily
    August 27 2016

    Lake Atitlan is my weekend (or sometimes longer) escape when I want to get away from Guate City, where I live. I normally hang out in San Pedro and love it there. There is so much to do! Pana can be underwhelming but I got married in a botanical garden on the outskirts of town, so it has a special place in my heart. And the hotel with the garden has fantastic nachos, which makes me always stop before hopping a lancha. I also really like San Marcos, oddly because I’m not the hippie, yoga type. Go to San Juan. There are beautiful handwoven items and an amazing wine and cheese bar.

    • Meihoukai
      August 28 2016

      You had me at wine and cheese bar! I’ll definitely be looking for that upon return 🙂

  • Francisco
    April 29 2017

    I love all your posts about Guatemala. I was born there but moved a long time ago and have not been there since I was 11. I’m planning on going next week and have been reading blogs about what to do. Your blog is by far the best as it is honest and to the point about what to expect and do. Love everything you write about and have spend a lot of time reading about your other adventures dreaming about going to some of those places myself.

    • Meihoukai
      May 11 2017

      Hey Francisco! Love this comment — you made my day! Have an amazing time exploring your birth country again, and thanks for putting a smile on my face!

  • Mckenzie
    June 26 2017

    Just discovered your blog and love it so much! Your post about La Iguana Perdida got me so excited for Lake Atitlan and I’m now booked there for a few nights. Thanks for all of the great information!

    • Meihoukai
      June 26 2017

      Aw, jealous Mckenzie! I love La Iguana Perdida and am itching to go back someday!