Lake Atitlan Photos

A slide show of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

A Slide Show of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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Lake Atitlan

Visit Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango and other Mayan villages in the highlands of Guatemala

It has often been said that Lake Atitlan is the most beautiful lake in the world, but it is also the home some of the most colorful and exotic people in North or South America.

The Mayans lived here long before the Spanish arrived and their way have live has changed surprisingly little since Spain took over. While Catholic in appearance, one doesn't have to look hard to see that it is little more than a vernier barely covering their ancient Mayan beliefs.

The vast majority of the Mayans who live in villages on the shore of Lake Atitlan speak their Mayan languages, Cakchiquel, Tzutuil and Quiché as their first language – tens of thousands here speak nothing but.

The brilliant Mayan clothing seen everywhere is a clear statement of unity and pride in their own ethnicity.

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