Lake Atitlan

...the most beautiful lake in the world!

Various sights around Lake Atitlan and in Antigua

Random Shots

All photographs on this page were taken in vilages around Atitlan and Antigua between 2000 and 2005.

San Lucas Toliman

San Lucas, while one of the largest towns on the lake, is one of the rarely visited by travelers.

Solola Market

Solola is a half hours bus ride from Panajachel. Market day is every Tuesday and Friday. While not as famous as the market in Chichicastenango, it is even more colorful.


Unlike the Mayan villages around Lake Atitlan, Antigua (about two and a half hours drive from Lake Atitlan) is a Spanish colonial city. It was the original capital of New Spain and the center of the Catholic Church in the New World.

Luciano Pavarotti visits Atitlan

In 2005 Luciano Pavarotti generously donated an arts and crafts center to the town. He came to the inauguration.

Hotel Toliman

San Lucas Toliman

  • Singles from $40 to $80 – Doubles from $50 to $95
  • Triple $95 – Quadruple $110

While San Lucas Toliman, on the lake's southern shore, is one of the largest towns in the region, there is only one good hotel, Hotel Toliman. The hotel also has the town's best restaurant and garden.