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San Juan La Laguna

San Juan La Laguna (Guatemala)

Practical information on San Juan La Laguna

  • Lake
  • Handicraft
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
25min by motorboat ('lancha') from Panajachel
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of San Juan La Laguna

Mikaël Faujour Seasoned Traveller
30 written opinions

A small town in the middle of Paradise.

My suggestion:
San Juan la Laguna is a peaceful alternative to San Marcos and San Pedro, ideal for enjoying the quiet that Lake Atitlán has to offer.
My review

The first thing that will strike you about San Juan la Laguna is its peaceful atmosphere. It's the quietest town by the lake, a place where you can sit back and calmly enjoy the wonderful views of Lake Atitlán. With a population of around 10,000, it's less frequented by tourists on a trip to Guatemala; most head to San Pedro, San Marcos, Santiago Atitlán and Panajachel. It's nice to get away from all the 'gringos' who flock to San Marcos, San Pedro and, especially, Panajachel (called 'Pah-nah' by the Americans).

There are few hotels, but some are luxurious. Although I didn't stay long, I loved the fact that its indigenous culture was alive and kicking, as seen its 'naive-style' arts and crafts.

Tours and travel ideas San Juan La Laguna

  • Highlights
Mayan Classic and Beach Escape
Length 15 days Approx. $3,650
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Highlights Of Guatemala
Length 8 days Approx. $1,830
Multi-destination tour
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Central American Discovery Trip
Length 16 days Approx. $3,880
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Classic Exploration of Guatemala
Length 9 days Approx. $1,810
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