San Pedro la Laguna

Posted 5 months ago in Sololá, Guatemala

San Pedro la Laguna

Posted 5 months ago in Sololá, Guatemala

We spent 2 wonderful and lazy weeks by Lago Atitlán in the town of San Pedro la Laguna, which is perched on the lake and underneath a huge volcano. Every evening there were terrific thunderstorms generated by the mountains.

We stayed in a little house in the Corazón Maya Spanish school, and did 3 hours of lessons each morning while the girls played. They had loads of fun playing with Xija, the owner's grand-daughter, and dressing up in traditional Guatemalan trajes. 

From San Pedro it was easy to take excursions to nearby towns on the lake, and to go swimming and kayaking while gazing at the volcanoes.

We had a great time around the lake and look forward to returning again sometime in the future.

Who takes a pram to a volcano? We do
Who takes a pram to a volcano? We do
On the lancha to San Pedro
On the lancha to San Pedro
San Pedro tuk tuks
San Pedro tuk tuks
The view from Corazón Maya Spanish school
The view from Corazón Maya Spanish school
The girls in their traditional trajes
The girls in their traditional trajes
With Xija
With Xija
Just two Guatemaltecas walking down the street
Just two Guatemaltecas walking down the street
Swimming under a volcano
Swimming under a volcano
Kayaking in San Marcos
Kayaking in San Marcos
Waiting for the next lancha
Waiting for the next lancha
Making tortillas is such a big deal in Guatemala there's a special word for it: tortillando
Making tortillas is such a big deal in Guatemala there's a special word for it: tortillando
All aboard!
All aboard!
Lago Atitlán in the evening
Lago Atitlán in the evening
Glo made her first blusa, hecho a mano!
Glo made her first blusa, hecho a mano!
San Pedro at nightfall
San Pedro at nightfall
San Pedro tuk tuks
San Pedro tuk tuks