What to Do in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , May 5th, 2018

Lake Atitlan - The Globetrotter Guys

When we started our blog, we wanted to make sure that we documented the best in “adventure activities” in as many places as possible. Naturally, this means we have to try as many of these activities out ourselves as we can! One of our favourite places in Central America both in terms of beauty, but also for things to do, is Lake Atitlan. It’s the ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, with so many activities to choose from. Here are our top picks for what to do in Lake Atitlan!

Where did we stay?

It’s worth us starting off by saying that we chose to stay in San Pedro la Laguna. We found a beautiful AirBnB (read here exactly why AirBnB can be the cheapest and best option!)

There are towns and villages spread out on all sides of the lake, but we had read that San Pedro has a little more to offer in terms of bars, restaurants, and shops. It is also a good place to base yourself whilst enjoying one of the many activities, as there are lots of travel agencies where you can book what you want to do.

What to do in Lake Atitlan?

1) Hike Volcan San Pedro: Volcan San Pedro is a dormant volcano, located off the shore of Lake Atitlan. It stands 3020 metres / just short of 10,000 ft looming above the village of San Pedro la Laguna which sits at its base. This was the first volcano we had ever attempted, so we opted to book through one of many agencies in San Pedro to include the round-trip transport, our national park entrance fee, and a guide all the way to the summit.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Toucan Nest, San Pedro, Belize

Author: , April 30th, 2012

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Toucan Nest, San Pedro, BelizeWelcome to Belize’s Toucan Nest Guesthouse – a tropical getaway on Ambergris Caye – what a great find!

Each morning, Toucan Nest offers a fantastic breakfast, as well as full service trip and tour planning. There are so many things to do here, including:

Featured Property: Casa Rana Villa – San Pedro, Belize

Author: , September 15th, 2010

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Belize Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Casa Rana - San Pedro, BelizeIt began with a vacation. But when we arrived on Ambergris Caye, Diana and I were mesmerized by the beauty of the water, the sky and the island.

The week was filled with snorkeling, fishing, exploring and simply observing the majesty of nature. We cooked fresh fish, lobster, and ate succulent fruits and vegetables; truly delicious food.

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Casa Rana offers 4,000 sf just 65 feet from the Caribbean. There’s a private beach with a dock and palapa for shade, as well as a Ffresh water plunge pool.

Inside, you’ll find a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, with purified water and an ice maker, and there’s also an Ooutdoor BBQ area.

The bedrooms are air conditioned, and the beds feature pilow-top mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, and down pillows. There’s also an IiPod station in each room, as well as a flat-screen TV and internet access.

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