Lake Atitlan is one of the most popular places to visit in Guatemala, and for good reason. Being that Lake Atitlan is easily accessible from the travel hub of Antigua, many travelers add a stay at the lake to their Guatemala trip. There are lots of things to do in Lake Atitlan, plus it’s perfect environment to get away from it all and simply relax. It's no surprise that people often end up staying around Lake Atitlan for much longer than expected. We've been hearing about Lake Atitlan for years, but when it came time to plan our own trip we were a little bit overwhelmed.