Adventure-seekers yearn to experience fun that is heart-thumping with stunning beauty and a touch of risk. Lake Atitlán in Guatemala deserves a place on an adventurer’s list. Perhaps among the planet’s many gorgeous bodies of freshwater, the lake exists because of a long ago natural catastrophe. The hidden danger: The pond fills a massive caldera formed by one of many Earth’s many spectacular volcanic explosions, and also the region continues to be volcanically active. Many adventure-seekers place an active volcano on their list. Then relish the heightened danger of seeing three active volcanoes from your lake-view hotel in a landscape over a super volcano (like the one in Yellowstone Park) if you do that,.
Guatemala designated the pond area a nationwide Park to protect the nation’s pure beauty and to encourage tourism. Experience their national treasure of volcanoes, a lake, and wildlife, but do not stop there. Meet the Mayans! Yes, I said Mayans, the indigenous individuals whom were an element of the Mayan kingdom and tradition which were “conquered” by the Spanish Empire between 1511 and 1697. Conquered means end of empire, not the end for the Mayan tradition, which still exists for you really to experience in small villages just like the ones close to Lake Atitlán. Freshwater divers might organize a dive on ancient Mayan villages underneath the pond.
As you consider preparing a mix of views, hiking, diving, dining, wildlife, and experiencing the Mayan culture of individuals, languages, meals, traditions don’t disregard the danger. Just take precautions to avoid or minmise the consequences of robbery, a better danger than volcanic task. Leave your jewelry that is expensive and other control that you’ll dearly miss at home. Any poor society contains a minority dark element which will prey upon, in the place of support, the tourist industry. Take time to travel in big teams, especially by land through the airport to the Lake Atitlán region. A government or land that is hotel-provided with safety onboard should ensure your safety. When during the pond region, the local Tuk-Tuks (automobile rickshaws) must certanly be okay to give you about beyond walking distance. Enjoy your adventure!