20 Authentic Things You Must Do in San Juan La Laguna

20 Authentic Things You Must Do in San Juan La Laguna, San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala (B)

San Juan La Laguna is one of the smaller villages around Lake Atitlán, Guatemala and is a great day-trip destination from Panajachel or San Pedro. It is one of the less-visited towns around the lake, offering a more authentic, Guatemalan experience. When you visit the town, you may only go for the women’s weaving cooperatives, but I discovered plenty of other hidden gems worth visiting. This post will tell you about 20 amazing things you absolutely must do in San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala.

San Juan La Laguna is famous for its artists and murals that can be admired all over town. Wander around the village and notice the various murals depicting aspects of Tz’utujil life and legend.

The official path to El Cerro del La Cruz (the Cruz lookout) is the same as hiking to Indian Nose, so it is best done together. However, you can also decide to only hike to the Cruz if you just want a quick view of the eastern shore of Lake Atitlán. For me, it was definitely one of the best things I have done in San Juan La Laguna. The entrance is opposite the gas station on the road to Santa Clara La Laguna. The hike is easy and only takes you around 15 minutes. The admission for the Cruz lookout is Q20 / $2.75. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 20 Authentic Things You Must Do in San Juan La Laguna
Guide Location: Guatemala » San Juan La Laguna
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
Read it on Author's Website: https://girlswanderlust.com/2019/01/08/20-things-to-do-san-juan-la-laguna-guatemala/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • El Cerro del La Cruz
  • Indian Nose
  • The Catholic Church in San Juan La Laguna
  • lake Atitlán
  • Lake Atitlán Chocolate Factory
  • eco-hotel Mayachik
  • hotel Uxlabil
  • Cafe el Artesano