Lago de Atitlan.

Volcan San Pedro across Lago de Atitlan, just after we started our hike from Santa Cruz to San Marcos.

 

Epiphytes growing on an enormous tree on a hill by the lake.

Epiphytes growing on an enormous tree on a hill by the lake.

 

Tall grass and trees lining the path.

Tall grass and trees lining the path.

 

Corn grows on unbelievably steep slopes around the lake!

Corn grows on unbelievably steep slopes around the lake!

 

Clouds building on Volcan San Pedro.

Clouds build on Volcan San Pedro.

 

Lacey pauses on a ridge during our hike.

Lacey pauses on a ridge during our hike.

 

Indigenous towns are tucked into coves like this one all around the lake.

Indigenous towns are tucked into coves like this one all around the lake.

 

Piglet. Cow.

Some of the towns have other lakeside residents, too.

 

Flowers and fields.

And flowers and fields.

 

Hillside cottage.

Or hillside cottages.

 

Mazelike paths cut through San Marcos, where we spent our second night.

Mazelike paths cut through San Marcos, where we spent our second night.

 

Our hotel was made of all recycled materials, and parts of it, like this window, by an amazing recycled-glass artists.

Our hotel was made of all recycled materials, and parts of it, like this window, by an amazing recycled-glass artists.

 

A recycled-glass bird of prey. A butterfly.
And a tree. A window made of whole bottles.

By the same artist.

 

The next day we sunned and swam all morning, and jumped from high rocks like the one I took this picture from.

The next day we sunned and swam all morning, and jumped from high rocks like the one I took this picture from.

 

We had a nice spot picked out with a great view.

We had a nice spot picked out with a great view.

 

We even had some visitors, like this fisherman who chatted with Lacey while she swam.

We even had some visitors, like this fisherman who chatted with Lacey while she swam.

 

But we spent a lot of time just sunning and enjoying the view.

But we spent a lot of time just sunning and enjoying the view.

 

With the lake always there when we got too hot!

With the lake always there when we got too hot!

 

Panoramic shot of the lake and volcanoes.

And finally, click this panorama for a larger shot!

 

 

One thought on “Lago de Atitlan (Lake Atitlan)

  • October 3, 2007 at 7:14 pm
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    Yay! So glad you guys enjoyed San Marcos, and that you made it to Hotel Alculaax (Uh, spelling?)! Did you manage to get a massage at Las Piramides with Hazel too? 🙂 If not, it’s worth a trip back. Your blog makes me so jealous…Hope you guys continue to do good work and enjoy the beauty too. Your pictures and posts are inspiring.

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