Covering a surface area larger than Dublin City, Lake Atitlan has long been counted amongst the most stunning lakes in the world. Formed by a volcanic eruption that took place around 85,000 years ago, the area has played host to everything from the ancient Mayans to colonial Spanish invaders. With a distinct culture and heritage that has stood the test of time, Antigua remains the first port of call for many of those who visit Guatemala. Its also a great base for exploring local towns and villages such as Chichicastenango with its famous marketplaces.
Seeing as this is dry season in Guatemala, the clear weather opens up the lake and lets you witness the landscape in all its glory. You’ll likely be spending a of time outdoors as well, so avoiding the rain can make matters a lot more straightforward.
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