We hired a boat driver on Saturday and were able to visit three of the other towns on Lake Atitlán – San Pedro La Laguna, San Juan La Laguna and Santiago Atitlán. Each has its very own unique feel. We enjoyed breakfast at San Pedro, which is the spot for the party set, with its Gringo Zone full of bars, cheap hotels and restaurants. San Juan is smaller and much more quiet and clean. Santiago is the largest of these other towns outside of Panajachel, with a very large market area and plenty of locals asking if we want to visit Maximón, who I’ll be posting about later.
In San Juan we visited a woman’s cooperative where they make Mayan dresses and other clothing all by hand – no machines are used in the process.
We were taken around town by a friendly tuk-tuk driver, who we will use again on any future visits.
DipoTot got her first ring here in Santiago Atitlán.