The Most Beautiful Lake in Guatemala and the World
Trip Start Aug 26, 2007
40Trip End Jan 05, 2008
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We woke up at 4am the next day, so we could get an early start on our 3-hour drive with Benigno. On our way to visit the magnificently beautiful Lago Atitlan we drove through the following towns: Jocotenango (named after the Jocote fruit), San Miguel del Tejar, Chimaltenango, San Juan de Comalapa, Saragoza, Tecpan (where Guatemalan wagons are made), Canton Chupol, and Solola as we ended our journey in the lake town of Panajachel.
Once our stomachs were full, we headed towards the dock for an up-close view of the lake. We boarded a small boat driven by Diego and sailed away. Every picture was more beautiful than the next! We docked the boat in the lakeside town of San Antonio, where Benigno gave us a tour, which included the fabric weaving houses and a fitting with the local gowns and head pieces!
When we returned from the boat ride, Benigno started the ride to the airport. We dozed a few times until we arrived in Guatemala City, where we made a pit stop for lunch at the Guatemalan famous Pollo Campero. Absolutely finger-licking good!