Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - #AtoZtravel

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lake Atitlán is a naturally beautiful spot in the highlands of Guatemala where hubby and I spent a week of down time during our Central America pack packing adventure in 2009/2010.

We had just had a rather hardy four days in Todos Santos (look out for T in #AtoZtravel) and were after a place where we could reflect a little on our experiences there.

Lake Atitlán ended up being just the place - very simple in set up, a basic hut with bed and hammock, gorgeous lake to gaze upon, some hiking, the local expat bar when we wanted to some English-speaking company and of course the lovely Mayan locals, who always had a smile for us...

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - 2009
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - 2009

Lake Atitlán was where I finished reading the Harry Potter books (yeah yeah) - finding the last one in a  book exchange at a small cafe. It was amazing reading with this view in the background...

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - 2009

We did find some time for a bit of exercise as well. Hiking up into the surrounding hills...

me enjoying the view - Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - 2009
me enjoying the view - Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - 2009

Have you ever seen anything quite like it? We live in such a beautiful world...

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - 2009
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - 2009

This November I'm blogging every day in a A to Z travel challenge, where I'll share some of the amazing but more obscure places I've travelled to in the world as I make my way through the alphabet. 

If you'd like to join me on this travel blogging challenge please do. I'd love to hear about some of your favourite travel destinations. Tweet using #AtoZtravel and I'll retweet you, or just share your posts in my comment feed. Enjoy and Happy #AtoZtravel November!

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4 comments

  1. Finishing Harry Potter here!? What a special place!

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    1. The setting was pretty damn perfect I have to say.

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  2. Wow! Those are some beautiful views :)

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    1. Need any more inspiration Dina? It was spectacularly beautiful :)

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