Jun 12, 2009

Street Scenes: San Pedro, Guatemala

The small village of San Pedro on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala sits beneath a volcano of the same name.

Its population is mainly Mayan people. San Pedro’s tranquil setting is popular with travelers, particularly the hacky sack set. Many come here to learn Spanish or just live cheaply for a spell and enjoy the scenery.

10 comments:

marina villatoro said...

Hi! Beautiful picture:) I'll be moving to Guatemala, Antigua, in 10 days and can't wait to go back to San Pedro and Lago Atitlan with my family!

jen laceda said...

As usual, stunning photos, Wendy!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snap, nice mountains in the background.

kristine said...

i was there just a month or so ago. there was a village party going on. unfortunately the weather was bad that day, and the lake was a bit rough...must go back and see it again sometime!

Cuckoo said...

Lovely picture, Wendy. These days I am reading a lot about the place.

GMG said...

Hi Wendy! One day I shall also see the Atitlan... ;)

Blogtrotter has a nice lunch location for you. Enjoy and have a great weekend! I’m having the benefit of the holidays in Portugal this week... ;))

Catherine said...

Lovely shot...far lovelier than the actual place as I remember it at Easter...totally dominated by the dropouthippydippy set...Hard to spot a local...

Fly Girl said...

I love the folkloric look of this scene.

Wendy said...

Marina, All the best with the move!

Jen, Rajesh, Cuckoo and Flygirl, Thank you.

Kristine, I'd love to go back as well.

Gil, glad to hear you are still on holiday.

Catherine, You crack me up. Did you have to dodge the hacky sacks?

Lakshmi said...

I would love to go to a place like this ..