Lago De Atitlan – Goodbye Guatemala

After leaving Antigua we drove to our final Guatemalan destination, the world famous Lake Atitlan. While Atitlan is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America, its bottom has not been completely sounded. Estimates of its maximum depth range up to 340 meters. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanos on its southern flank. Lake Atitlan is further characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people. The lake is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous Caldera formed in an eruption 84,000 years ago. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and Aldous Huxley famously wrote of it: “It really is too much of a good thing.”

We arrived at the lake and settled into a jaw-dropping site right on the water. This was one of our most picturesque campsites since crossing the border. Nobody else around. It was wonderful.
Stevie and Kiki enjoying the view from our campsite 
It has been really cool getting to know the Mayan culture since arriving in Guatemala. They are a guarded but fascinating people. We passed this Mayan funeral procession on our way out of the area. Check out their outfits!
 
Our Guatemalan experience blew away all of our expectations. We are so happy that we took the time to see the country. So far this is probably the most beautiful place we’ve been. We’re on our way to El Salvador now. We’re full of anticipation and excitement for the next border crossing! TREE

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Comments

  1. To immerse yourselves in the laughter and tears of other peoples,
    to travel their beloved lands and taste their rich spices,
    to honor our common humanity AND embrace the beauty of differences –
    This is to crack your own hearts wide open and be forever changed.
    I am glad for you.

  2. that is know to be the most beautiful lake in the world. photos never do it justice though

  3. Anonymous says:

    The pictures don't do it justice. Good to hear you guys took the time to drive over there. Knew you wouldn't be disappointed

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just read your GREAT article in Overland News! Fabulous interview of both of you! You two are getting to be famous!

  5. John Rich says:

    WOW!! So beautiful. Love this blog!

  6. Hey John! Thanks man. We're having fun with the trip and the blog. You gotta get your Sprinter south of the border. Its great down here man. Hope you are well my friend. Take care. tree

  7. jeremy jones says:

    stevie! you break my heart in that photo. it's so beautiful. it's true… it's too much. love you guys!

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