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Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike


Upper Rim Hike

Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike, discover the explorer in you as we hit the trail and hike the diverse landscapes, learn about the Mayan culture, and visit the colorful village of Santa Catarina Palopó located in the highlands of Guatemala.

Join “Grow Your Own Cure” for some unforgettable memories on an incredible hike in the mountains of Lake Atitlan that will knock your socks off. This hike provides panoramic views of Lake Atitlan, a beautiful lake that sits in a deep basin of the surrounding mountains and the three volcanoes that surround it— Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan.

Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike

The trails above Santa Catarina are among the best around the lake offering great variety where you venture through diverse scenery from majestic peak summits to thick forests, challenging terrain, fields of wildflowers, and mountain slopes terraced with fields of onions and corn.

Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike is one of our favorite hikes in the area with breathtaking views that send chills down our spines every time we hike it, it is a stunning sight to see the tranquil waters of Lake Atitlan reflect the mountains and clouds.

About Santa Catarina Palopó

This charming peaceful and serene indigenous village is located on the eastern shores of Lake Atitlan and is known for its hand-woven tapestries and paintings. The main street is full of little shops and artisans all the way down to the lake shore. Santa Catarina Palopó retains its indigenous charm and is relatively untouched by modern commercialization. Visitors are often struck by the atmosphere of timelessness.

About Grow Your Own Cure

Grow Your Own Cure believes that well-being is not just about physical health, it is about finding balance in body, spirit, and mind.

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

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Further Information

Travel tips:

Lake Atitlan | Santa Catarina Upper Rim Hike

TRIP DURATION: ½ day (4 hours), full day (roughly 7-8 hours)

TRIP LOCATION: Santa Catarina Palopó


TRIP DETAILS: (2 person minimum)

WHAT TO BRING: Bring camera, water, snacks, sun protection (hat, shades, sunscreen), good walking shoes or sneakers are recommended (no flip-flops), and be prepared to have an incredible adventure!

Must see/do at this place: This is an absolutely amazing hike with views of Lake that are by far some of the best.

You should avoid here:

Other helpful information: If there is only one hike that you have time for when you visit Lake Atitlan, you will want to make this the one.

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27 Nov 2015

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