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√Bookstores •Libros del Lago (#2) √Cafés •Café Moka (#5) √Hotels •Chinimaya (#3) •Porta del Lago (#9) √Real Estate •Atitlán Solutions (#8) √Shops •Ixcaco (#4) √Spanish Schools •Jardín de América (#7) √Tours •Adrenalina Tours (#1) •Eternal Spring (#6)

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There are lots of ways you can volunteer and help out around the Lake -- we're just listing a few of them here. If you wander around you'll see lots of other ways to contribute! If you're looking for something in particular, we suggest you talk to the owners of The Buddha or D'Noz in San Pedro or ask in any of the Spanish schools around the lake.

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Volcanic caldera 130.1 km2 c. 340 m (1,100 ft) 1,562 m (5,124 ft) above sea level 19 km long, roughly 12 km across at its widest point

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Buses Pana - Sololá Sololá - Los Encuentros Pickups San Pedro - San Juan San Juan - San Pablo San Pablo - Santa Clara Tuktuks San Pedro - San Juan San Juan - San Pablo San Pablo - San Marcos

Lago Atitlán:

Important Sites

Transportation As one of the most visited attractions in Guatemala, getting to and from Lake Atitlán is not difficult. The most common methods are by public bus and by tourist shuttle. We've also heard of people arriving by helicopter, but it's certainly not for everyone (if you want to do this ask at the Guatemala City airport). The regular, so-called "chicken"-buses have direct service to and from Panajachel and San Pedro from both Quetzaltenango (Xela) and Guatemala City. If you have another destination you can easily change buses on the main highway or at Los Encuentros, a main crossroads on the highway outside of Panajachel. Shuttles run from the lake to all over the country (and Mexico).

Formation: Surface Area: Max. Depth: Surface Elevation: Size:

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Hike: The San Pedro and Atitlán Volcanoes are the most climbed of the three volcanoes, along with the Indian's Nose above San Juan and the smaller Cerro de Oro. Kayak: There are several rental places in San Pedro, with others scattered around the lake. Study: There are Spanish schools in Panajachel, San Pedro, San Marcos and San Juan. You are also able to find private teachers in many places around the lake. Ask around for more information. Scuba Dive: ATI Divers in Santa Cruz and Reyes Divers in Panajachel both offer fairly cheap dives. Reyes Divers organizes cleaning events every month or so. Ask there if you are interested in helping out. Music: San Pedro and Panajachel each have live music most nights. and in most of the other towns you will be able to find something a few times a week Movies: Peliculas can be seen every night at multiple bars in San Pedro. The schedule is advertised around town.

Agriculture: coffee, corn, sugar cane, beans, wheat, barley, potatoes, green vegetables and more Livestock: cows, horses and sheep

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http://volunteersaroundtheworld.org/special-education.html

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Centro Maya: an educational and day care center for disabled children http://www.centromayaguatemala.net/

San Pablo La Laguna

AAZI: Amigos de Australianos y Zelandeses Inc. http://www.amigosdeayz.com/index.php?idx=tpl_volunteer.htm

San Marcos La Laguna

Pura Vida Atitlan: ecological movement http://www.puravidaatitlan.org

Lago Atitlán

Arte Maya: arrious opportunities around the lake http://www.artemaya.com/links.html

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elcome to Lago Atitlán! You've made your way to one of the most beautiful places in the world, and we're sure that you'll enjoy it here. Atitlán has a lot to offer each of the villages around the lake has it's own character and attraction. LAGOMAP's goal is to highlight some of the places around the lake that you might want to visit and to help you find your way around while you are here.

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Here at Lake Atitlán you can: hike volcanoes, go on a kayaking adventure, swing in hammocks, take a meditation course, enjoy sunrises and sunsets, study Spanish or one of the local languages, eat great food, scuba dive, party, hear good music, learn how to give massages, just receive a massage, watch movies, learn how to weave, just relax or... well, the list is endless. Some of this stuff might be obvious (hammocks are everywhere!), but for details on how to find or do some of the rest, see the section Things To Do.

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Lake Atitlán is a breathtaking place, full of fun and adventure. We're sure you'll have a good time!

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√Restaurants •Arca de Noé (#12) •Alegre Pub (#16) •Iguana Perdida (#11) •Jarachik (#17) •The Clover (#18) √Hostels •Iguana Perdida (#11) •Jarachik (#17) √Hotels •Arca de Noé (#12) •Bosque Encantado (#13) •Hotelito el Amanecer (#19) •Posada de Santiago (#15) √Shops •2012 (#14)

Cerro de Oro (1,892m)

The Lanchas are the fastest way to get around the lake. Our suggestion is that you don't ask the price, instead simply pay what we've listed here. If you can do better than this, you probably speak Tz'utuhil. There are at least three prices on all the trips, one for Maya who live around the lake, one for extranjero locals, and another for tourists (both Guatemalan and foreign), so don't be surprised or upset if you see other people paying much less than you. Good luck!

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PANAJACHEL

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Location: Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico, and bordering the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea) between Honduras and Belize

Languages: Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)

Climate: Tropical; hot, humid in lowlands; cooler in highlands

Capital: name: Guatemala City geographic coordinates: 14 37 N, 90 31 W

Population: 13,550,440 (July 2010 est.) country comparison to the world: 69

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This is the second edition of LAGOMAP. We’re always looking for ways to improve and new things to add, so please, if you have any comments or suggestions let us know at sean@xelaspace.com! Also be sure to check out our website at www.lagomap.com.

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Buses to Guatemala City (Q30) and to Xela (25Q) run all morning. Last bus to Xela 11:30 AM, to Guate 2 PM. You can also catch pickups to San Juan here (Q2)

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Ports and terminals: Puerto Quetzal, Santo Tomas de Castilla

Publishers: José Moreno jose@xelaspace.com

Sean Wallace sean@xelaspace.com

Design Assistant: Jonathan Moreno

Contributors:

Monique Vreeken Terry Rubin Lesly Guitz

Cartoonist: Martín Díaz

Map of Lago Atitlán, Panajachel and Nearby Towns

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LagoMap July - September 2010