by Sanjana 25 Jan 2016, 23:34 ADVERTISEMENT
Lake Atitlán is the deepest lake, at 1,114 feet, in Central America. It lies in the Guatemalan Central Highlands, and is bordered by three volcanoes. The lake is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth. A few Maya villages are located on its shores and most of them have been there for centuries. One of the largest is Panajachel, which has been in existence since the ninth century. Tourists have been coming here since the 1960s. On the other hand, in Santiago Atitlán, residents worship Maximo, a local idol that fuses Mayan gods, Catholic saints, and Spanish legends. Mayan ceremonies are common around the lakes. The lake's shores are have archaeological sites and ruins of pre-Spanish towns located around them. One of them is Chiutinamit, a mythological underwater city. The beauty and the culture of this place is bound to ignite something different within you. Probably a zen feeling?