Lake Atitlan is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, as well as one of the top travel destinations in Guatemala. Here are the towns you need to visit in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.


Considered to be the gateway to Lake Atitlan, Panajachel offers visitors an impressive array of activities and dining options, as well as beautiful views.

San Pedro la Laguna

The vibrant backpacker's hub is known for its Spanish schools and lively nightlife, but has a more traditional side as well.

San Marcos la Laguna

Known as the hippie town of Lake Atitlan, San Marcos is where travelers go to get in touch with their spiritual sides.

San Juan la Laguna

The artsy town of Lake Atitlan, San Juan is filled with colorful streets, art galleries, and weaving collectives.

Santa Catarina Palopo

The entire town is painted in various shades of blue, as part of an initiative to drive tourism.

Santa Cruz la Laguna

One of the smallest towns around Lake Atitlan, Santa Cruz is known for its tranquil vibe and having the best views.