We make tours of Lake Atitlan as easy as can be! You can rent our boat to explore on your own, or have us guide you to our favorite spots. Our most popular tour takes you to San Juan La Laguna and San Pedro La Laguna.
We leave around 10am for a boat trip to San Juan. San Juan is one of the cleanest villages in Guatemala. A 20-year campaign has resulted in recycling and everyone picking up trash. But more than cleanliness, San Juan is known for its painters and for its weaving cooperatives that specialize in natural dyes.
In the art galleries, you can see the work of young children, who are taught to paint at an early age. You can also see styles that are sold in Antigua for twice the price and are copied throughout Guatemala.
The weaving cooperatives have demonstrations of spinning raw cotton into thread, backstrap weaving, and the plants used to create natural dyes.
After San Juan, we take the short boat ride to San Pedro, which is the “hippie” capital of the lake, and is home to most of the lake’s Spanish schools. They have a lovely park in front of their church, but the real draw here is lunch. San Pedro has a good selection of restaurants with plenty of vegan options.
An alternative to San Pedro is San Marcos La Laguna, the “New Age” town. The paths wind through the wooded town where no cars or tuk tuks are allowed, past massage and energy healing schools. They have a few of restaurants with good vegan options.