Posts Tagged ‘lago de atitlán’

Street Food: Panajachel

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Some times the best food experience is not found on a fine dining table.

Traveling on a Dime: Atitlan

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

From Hotel Atitlan
Lake Atitlan has been rated as one of the most beautiful lakes on the world and in fact, it is listed on the one thousand places to see before you die.
Well, this destination does not have to break the bank, unless you want it to.

Ceramics At San Antonio Palopo

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Found this fellas lined up on the floor when I went for a tour around San Antonio Palopo, Solola. I had to bring one of them home and now he lives on my desk.

Lake Atitlan

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Honestly, I don’t remember whether this was taken at Panajachel or San Antonio Palopo, either way, this lake must be included on your bucket list. Checked?

Lake Atitlán Sunset

Monday, June 4th, 2012

This day I stayed watching this beautiful sunset until there was no drop of sun is wonderful to feel the wind, hear the birds and the silence that tells you many things in his ear.

Photo by José Moreno

Basket Ball Time

Friday, May 11th, 2012

It’s good to see the children of San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan speeding time doing sports and other activities.

Es bueno ver que dediquen su tiempo en deportes y otras actividades los niños de San Marcos La Laguna, desde el Lago de Atitlán.

photo by José Moreno


Panoramic View of Lake Atitlán

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Panoramic View of Lake Atitlán by Rudy Girón

We’re so lucky in Guatemala to have Lake Atitlán a short trip distance from most places. What better way to enjoy Earth Day than with one of the most of beautiful and breath-taking destinations that Earth has to offer. Also, Lake Atitlán would be a great place to be for the End of the World as we know it later this year on December 21 as suggested by NYChapin recently in AntiguaDailyPhoto.

The song below could be the soundtrack for the end of the world and a very good representation of the fusion that happens in Guatemala or Guatemaya every day: take cumbia, reggae, son, with lyrics in Maya, Spanish and English play it at the rhythm of the Garifuna of Guatemala and you get a piece that is very difficult to classify; in other words, Guatemala pura. Enjoy!

All the way from Guatemaya, 13 energies 20 nahuals, Babylon is ending, Babylon is falling, Babylon is dying… 13 moons has began…

Panoramic Vista of Volcanoes Atitlán and Tolimán Volcanoes around Lake Atitlán

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

A Journey with the majestic views of Lake Atitlán!

Atitlán and Tolimán are the largest volcanoes of the department of Sololá; they are part of the chain of seven volcanic peaks around Lago de Atitlán, Lake Atitlán. With 3537 meters and 3158 m respectively, makes Atitlán volcano the largest in the region, and one of the largest in Guatemala, yet there are two of youngest peaks of the volcanic chain of Sololá.

The origins of these volcanoes is the result of the collapse of old volcanoes, like San Pedro volcano and other small peak that produce the major volcanic events in America and that resulted in the huge crater that actually is filled and we know now as the Lake Atitlán.

The volcanoes Atitlán and Tolimán were formed centuries after this majestic lake was formed. The original lake had a different shape; it was round, but volcanoes Atitlan and Toliman emerged from the bottom of the lake and reached up to the their actual size, resulting in the current appearance of Lago de Atitlán today and its majestic views.

Children of the Lake

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


The children in the picture are from Santa Cruz La Laguna. I said hello and they told me, “take me a picture” and the photographs came out very well in my humble opinion.

by José Moreno / Flickr

Desde el mirador

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012


Aqui otra fotografía desde una perspectiva diferente, ahora es desde el mirador de Panajachel, este es un poco mas accesible ya que se encuentra en la bajada de Sololá a Panajachel.

Si vas en automóvil puedes bajar perfectamente a tomar fotografias, o puedes hacer una caminata desde Panajachel para llegar a dicho lugar.

Disfruten esta espectacular vista.

Contribución: José Moreno

Guatemalan Highlands Around Lake Atitlán

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

This is an unusual vista of the mountain range surrounding one of most beautiful lakes of the world, if not the most beautiful, Lago de Atitlán. From this perspective you can see that Lake Atitlán is embedded at the high altitude of the Sierra Madre mountains. Lake Atitlán was formed over ten thousand years ago when a volcano exploded and killed most, if not all, life in a radius of 200 kilometers. Lake Atitlán was formed when the waters of the nearby rivers flooded the hole that was left after the volcano exploded. 

by Rudy Girón