Lake Atitlán (Lago de Atitlán) is a large endorheic lake (one that does not flow to the sea) in the Guatemalan Highlands. While Atitlan is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America, its bottom has not been completely sounded. Estimates of its maximum depth range up to 340 meters. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanos on its southern flank. Lake Atitlan is further characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people. Lake Atitlán is about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west-northwest of Antigua.

Poster for the Atitlan Art Festival
Poster for the Atitlan Art Festival
Farm lands on the way to Lake Atitlan
Farm lands on the way to Lake Atitlan
Rolling countryside on the busy road to Lake Atitlan:
Rolling countryside on the busy road to Lake Atitlan:
On the busy road to Lake Atitlan: many local peasant
On the busy road to Lake Atitlan: many local peasant farmers cannot afford rucks
Mom and kids on the busy road to Lake Atitlan
Mom and kids on the busy road to Lake Atitlan
Road work on the road to Lake Atitlan
Road work on the road to Lake Atitlan
Widening on the road to Lake Atitlan
Widening on the road to Lake Atitlan
Earthcut reveals the sedementary layers of the ground
Earthcut reveals the sedementary layers of the ground
Some bus drivers drive like cowboys, fast and risky
Some bus drivers drive like cowboys, fast and risky
In the highlands on the road to Lake Atitlan
In the highlands on the road to Lake Atitlan
Old American school buses are used for local public
Old American school buses are used for local public transortation
Pick-up trucks also carry locals
Pick-up trucks also carry locals
Local taxis on the busy road to Lake Atitlan
Local taxis on the busy road to Lake Atitlan
On the busy road to Lake Atitlan
On the busy road to Lake Atitlan
Local transport
Local transport
Entering the city of Panajachel on Lake Atitlan with volcano
Entering the city of Panajachel on Lake Atitlan with volcano
Local shops in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan
Local shops in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan
Colorful character in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan
Colorful character in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan
Souvenir vendor in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan
Souvenir vendor in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan
Colorful character in Panajachel
Colorful character in Panajachel
Walkway to the ferry landing on Lake Atitlan
Walkway to the ferry landing on Lake Atitlan
First view of Lake Atitlan
First view of Lake Atitlan
Shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Panajachel ferry landing on Lake Atitlan
Panajachel ferry landing on Lake Atitlan
Volcano across Lake Atitlan
Volcano across Lake Atitlan
New condo towers on the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
New condo towers on the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Ferryboat boy
Ferryboat boy
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes and estates
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes and estates
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes and estates
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes and estates
Local kids come to greet the ferry
Local kids come to greet the ferry
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes and estates
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes and estates
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Ferry landing along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Ferry landing along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Kids playing at the ferry landing
Kids playing at the ferry landing
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes and estates
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are high hills and
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are high hills and volcanos
Ferry boats go to half a dozen towns along the
Ferry boats go to half a dozen towns along the lake
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are numerous upscale homes and estates
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are high hills and
Along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan are high hills and volcanos
Looking toward the volano
Looking toward the volano
Colorful blossoms
Colorful blossoms
San Marcos is a popular town on the lake
San Marcos is a popular town on the lake
Huge tree in central San Marcos
Huge tree in central San Marcos
Local resident in San Marcos park
Local resident in San Marcos park
Local HIV poster in San Marcos
Local HIV poster in San Marcos
Amphitheatre in central San Marcos
Amphitheatre in central San Marcos
Local catholic church in San Marcos
Local catholic church in San Marcos
Interior of church
Interior of church
Food stand in cental San Marcos
Food stand in cental San Marcos
Schoolyard
Schoolyard
Wash stand for hands at school
Wash stand for hands at school
Main street in San Marcos as school lets out
Main street in San Marcos as school lets out
Kids after school is finished
Kids after school is finished
Kids after school is finished
Kids after school is finished
Restaurant signs; San Marcos has many tourists
Restaurant signs; San Marcos has many tourists
Local bookstore
Local bookstore
Local jewelry makers
Local jewelry makers
Local jewelry sample
Local jewelry sample
Spanish school
Spanish school
Local jewelry maker
Local jewelry maker
Local jewelry samples
Local jewelry samples
Local jewelry maker from Europe
Local jewelry maker from Europe
Various offeriings to visitors in San Marcos
Various offeriings to visitors in San Marcos
San Marcos has several healing-meditation centers
San Marcos has several healing-meditation centers
Various offeriings to visitors in San Marcos
Various offeriings to visitors in San Marcos
Local veggie market
Local veggie market
Various offeriings to visitors in San Marcos
Various offeriings to visitors in San Marcos
Local woven goods
Local woven goods
Local woven goods
Local woven goods
Narrow walkway to the ferry landing
Narrow walkway to the ferry landing
Wall made of bottles, mesh and stucco
Wall made of bottles, mesh and stucco
Mayan theme doorway
Mayan theme doorway
Language school
Language school
Wall mural
Wall mural
Various offeriings to visitors in San Marcos
Various offeriings to visitors in San Marcos
Piramides Meditation Center
Piramides Meditation Center
Piramides Meditation Center
Piramides Meditation Center
Piramides Meditation Center
Piramides Meditation Center
Holistic offerings
Holistic offerings
Restaurant garden
Restaurant garden
Boatboy on retrun trip to Panajachel town
Boatboy on retrun trip to Panajachel town
Boatboy in action
Boatboy in action
Building a new dock
Building a new dock
Apartments for rent
Apartments for rent
Gliders from Australia
Gliders from Australia
Gliders from Australia
Gliders from Australia
Gliders from Australia
Gliders from Australia
Afternoon mist
Afternoon mist
Poinsettias
Poinsettias
New and old apartments for rent
New and old apartments for rent
Local orchid
Local orchid
Summer resort on the lake
Summer resort on the lake
Wonder-full tree
Wonder-full tree
Retreat center
Retreat center
Young mason at work
Young mason at work
Colorful native art
Colorful native art
Poster of a local volcano
Poster of a local volcano
Mighty volcano explosion
Mighty volcano explosion