Lying high among the volcanoes of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is famous for its natural beauty and its colourful Mayan villages. The lake is formed from the collapsed caldera of a now extinct volcano and is 18km by 12km, with a depth of around 320 metres. The main town is Panajachel, where there is a good selection of restaurants and bars as well as stalls selling native textiles and handicrafts.
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