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Few travelers make their way to Santiago Atitlan when visiting Guatemala, and those that do usually stop to go see the Panajachel. Travelers tend to prefer to more popular destinations such as Panajachel when visiting the area. If you do travel to Santiago Atitlan, please add your favorite places in this Santiago Atitlan travel guide.
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Santiago is a small town located around the Atitlan lake shore in the highlands and near the Agua volcano. In town everyone local resident is dressed in their national and traditional for this town specially outfits! You are a picture collector take your photos right here!! The main street as a rule is the shopping souvenir street. I really enjoyed my stay in town. It was one of most exotic visits around Guatemala basically. The big open "everything" market is located on the right side of the main street surrounded with the local school and church! The souvenirs and nice staff is sold in the souvenir shops located on the main street though! One can bargain all shops here, but your bargain talents are of decisive importance for the final price!:)
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Santiago Attitlan is only as atmospheric as San Pedro if not more... the market life is catchy Central America at its best ... men in cowboy hats, women in bright attire, children curious about the tourists... there is of course the expected rush to get tourist attention... take them to shops, offer them tours, sell them textiles, and best of the lot... take them to visit the local God who drinks whisky and smokes cigars...
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Hotel Bambu is a very reasonably priced hotel that sits right on Lake Atitlan and it also includes a restaurant. You can take a short-cut and walk along the lake's edge right to Santiago. I would recommend taking the short-cut though only during daylight (for safety reasons).
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