The Village of Santiago at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is the most culturally authentic of the villages I visited during my three day stay at the lake. Peering down at these women doing their laundry in the lake, makes you grateful for washing machines!
This elderly lady demonstrated how she wrapped her headpiece into a hat!
Viola! One of the ladies I brought on the trip (Jing…from China) posed for a strikingly vibrant photo with her!
Each village along the shore of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala has its own special essence. The village of San Juan has lots of shops with homemade items and a variety of restaurants to choose from. This lovely young girl with her cute baby allowed me to take their photo…
Once you’ve reached San Juan via boat, there are plenty of Tuk Tuks to shuttle you around the village inexpensively. For 10 Guatemalan Quetzals (about $1.30) you can take one to the village of San Pedro.