Kayaking in Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan (Lago Atitlan) is located in the Sololá Department of southwestern Guatemala, about 2.5 hours away by car from Antigua. It is the deepest lake in Central America. Kayaking in Lago Atitlan is definitely one of the most amazing and fun activities you can do while there. The ideal would be to do kayak in the morning, so you can enjoy a clear and panoramic view of the Lake.

This is a great adventure for people who like to swim, kayak and explore outdoors. You will get unforgettable views of Lake Atitlan and its surrounding mountains. During the tour, you will kayak around Lake Atitlan and its surrounding towns (depending on where you start the tour). On the way, the guide usually explains some background on the origins of the lake and the people living around it. You will also visit some hot springs and enjoy a relaxing bath.

There are many tour agencies where you can book easily, I recommend to book until you are there, so you can get a better price. Don’t forget to wear sun cream, if you take your camera with you make sure to look after it (keep it in a waterproof or plastic bag), wear your lifejacket, but most importantly ENJOY, this is a once in a lifetime experience that you will remember forever!


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