The locals still keep indigenous traditions alive in everyday life.
The gateway to Lake Atitlán.
The region of Sololá lies in the south west of the country, close to the border with Mexico but still within the general inland area. It is known as the gateway to Lake Atitlán, as it is the most commonly travelled route to the great lake. There are other routes, but this one offers some of the best panoramic views of the area. In Sololá, the locals have kept ancient traditions alive in their daily lives: you'll see people in traditional indigenous dress, with clothing from the Queché and Kaqchikel cultures, two civilisations that shared these lands until well into the 15th century. A recommendation? Visit the villages around the lake, such as Panajachel, Santiago Atitlán and San Antonio Palopó, where the magical landscape blends seamlessly with the deep-rooted, age-old traditions.