Lago de Atitlán and shopping ’til we drop!

The second half of our too-brief stint in Guatemala took place in Panajachel, the biggest town on the shores of the Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala’s largest crater lake.  The enormous blue expanse, ringed by cloud-topped volcanoes on every side, was impressive.

View from our hostel

There’s no end to boat trips, hikes, kayaking trips, and bike rides you can take from Panajachel (locals call it “Pana”).  There is also an endless street of craft stalls with (allegedly) the cheapest prices in Guatemala.  We took advantage and shopped a lot!

Love all that color!

We definitely didn’t have enough time at Lago de Atitlán!  Next time we’ll have to explore the smaller villages surrounding the lake.  It was a great short visit though!