Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is one of the most magical places I have been. This blog post is a small photographic exploration into the nature and culture of the lake. As a photographer who has traveled the world, I rank it at the top right next to Jerusalem, Rome, Cinque Terre, and the Sahara Desert. No place has compelled me to return like "La Laguna".
On the lake I found love; I found forgiveness; I found grace. The vast waters are cleansing. The looming volcanoes are humbling. Anyone who has traveled to Lake Atitlan Guatemala can attest to the magic that surrounds the area.
The first time I caught a glimpse of Lake Atitlan, the view took my breath away. The second time, I was just as breathless. To this day, I still get a sense of wonder every time I make the trip to this beautiful place.
I love the indigenous people that populate the small towns of San Juan, San Pedro, San Marco, Santa Cruz, and Panajachel and thrive on the lake's edge. The culture here is overwhelmingly beautiful. Each town on Lake Atitlan takes on its own personality. The Guatemalans are so kind. The colors of the Guatemalan culture so vivid. It is the combination of nature and culture that truly separate this place from the rest.
In this beautiful part of Guatemala, I unexpectedly discovered one of Central America’s greatest treasures. The photos in this blog are but a very small glimpse of what this incredible place has to offer. Can you envision yourself visiting here?
LAKE ATITLAN GUATEMALA
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