Is safe to swim in Lake Atitlan?

Relax in a beautiful place

Are you planning a journey to Guatemala and not sure where to go?

Golden-olive WoodpeckerWhen you are traveling through Guatemala and you arrive to Lake Atitlan, you might have the first question, is´t possible to swim here?

Well let me tell you that Lake Atitlan is a volcanic caldera that took several years to form, and the evidence left you can appreciate begging part of the beautiful landscape. Lake Atitlan has a few beaches due its formation, but that is not the excuse. Is important you to know that the Lake is surrounded by several mayan villages that have been in the area with evidence of the pre-classic period, using the lake of part of their living like fishing, crabbing and others. Also from May to October is our raining season and all sediments drain into the lake. But Atitlan has a system where percolates slowly under the volcanoes in the south, all this water connects to a river which is connected to the ocean.
Now that you have an idea about Lake Atitlan living, so here is what happens, because we do not have enough beaches, people have found another way enjoy the lake and it will be on the norther shore of the Lake from Santa Cruz to San Marcos. The area is rocky and high, the lake is deep in most of this area and most visitors like to dive.
Another thing is that if you do not want to swim, you can also consider join in our kayak tour or perhaps paddle board.

Remember Tours-Atitlan can hold your entire trip from beginning to the end –Travel well, Travel safe-



Our top birding tours in Lake Atitlan, Tarrales and el Rincon Suizo

Experienced, Bilingual and Fun Birding Guides

You can choose to book any of the below tours, as a day trip from Lake Atitlan or Antigua Guatemala.

Quetzal Birding Tour Atitlan

Day trip to see the Guatemala National Bird. Perfect morning tour for passionate birders and anyone who wants to see this magnificent bird. I want a tour to see the Quetzal

belted flycatcher atitlan birding tours

Endemic Birds in Atitlan this tour is for avid birders in search of specific birds. Belted flycatcher, White faced groud sparrow, blue-throated motmot... I would like to reserve this tour.

day tours and trips to tarrales from atitlan

Day trip to Tarrales Natural Reserve, an important birding national park for Guatemala. A top place to see docens of birds! I want to take this tour to Tarrales Reserve

Pink-headed Warbler birding tours atitlan

In search of Pink-headed Warbler a unique, beautful pink headed warbler in the world. Day trip from Lake Atitlan or Antigua. I want to take this tour including The Pink-headed Warbler