Guatemala, La Tierra y La Gente

Our first destination after leaving Guatemala City is El Largo Hermoso
Lake Atitlan...which means"place of much water"

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Lake Atitlan is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lakes to be found anywhere. It is surrounded by volcanoes and precipitous mountains. The three volcanoes that tower over the southern shore are San Pedro, Tomilan, and Atitlan. Created by eruptions that sealed off several river valleys thousands of years ago, its waters today drain through underground seepage into rivers leading to the Pacific. adapted from "Guatemala Guide by Paul Glassman"

We may seeIndigenas traveling the lake in cayucos, dugout canoes with plank sides. Fishing is not an important activity for those living on the shores of the lake, since fish are not a large part of the natural diet.

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