santiago atitlán

Santiago Atitlán

Santiago Atitlán is the lake’s largest settlement and the cultural center of the Tz’utujil Mayan people. Set in a secluded inlet across from San Pedro la Laguna, this traditional village is guarded from above by the imposing Tolimán and Atitlán volcanoes. Unique in that it lacks...
Maximón

Maximón in Guatemala

Maximón (pronounced ma-shee-moan), a half-saint, half-deity celebrated in several parts of Guatemala, is a mix of good and evil, a combination of the pagan and Christian worlds. A bizarre jumble of Mayan gods, Pedro de Alvarado (the Spanish conquistador), and Judas Iscariot,...