Lake Atitlan, jump into the void

On my way down from Quetzaltenango (Xela) in Guatemala I stopped at San Pedro la Laguna right by the Lake Atitlan.

I stayed at Hotel Peneleu which was awesome because I had a private room with bathroom and lake views for 25Q – about 2.5€. This hostel is next to Hotel San Francisco, also supposed to be good price-quality wise.

I decided to spend a week in this little town as it was so relaxing and cheap. I also met a group of artisans in the hotel.

The area has many attractions, you can hike to the near volcano and discover a sweet view of the lake by the Mirador. You can arrange a horse ride for a whole afternoon. You can scuba dive in the lake. You can rent a kayak with your buddies. And there’s also a really young and energetic nightlife in town, you will find a lot of tourist studying spanish in one of the multiple spanish schools in town

San Marcos is the neighboring town, and it’s a much more relaxed and espiritual place. Spanish schools are replaced by Yoga schools over there. I joined Anita and the guy from el Salvador on a tuk-tuk ride around the lake and we stopped at a little park in San Marcos where you had a nice Mirador and some crazy 7m-trampolin jumps.

After a fantastic week in San Pedro la Laguna I jumped on a bus and headed north to Coban – I was told there was a special Rainbow Gathering over there, so I wanted to check it out.

Pictures of Lake Atitlan




  1. Hey where about is this jumping deck thingy in your video??

    Ill be heading to Panajachel & San Pedro in April wouldnt mind checking it out!


    1. Hey Brian, this is right in front of San Pedro la Laguna. You have to cross the lake and get to San Marcos, there’s a little Park there with a great Mirador and one or two jumping decks. It’s a beautiful place!


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