Santiago Atitlán is located on Lake Atitlán and is the capital of the Tzutujil Maya nation in Guatemala. It is known for its maintenance of traditional Maya culture. Visitors can see traditionally dressed women walking down the street, and can enjoy shopping and bargaining for local wares. It is also home to the the Cojol Ya Association Weaving Center and Museum.

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Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
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  • Ask about attending a local prayer service for Maximon, the mythic "great grandfather" of the village and traditional Mayan religion. Read a story about Maximon to your children before visiting the village.

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