San Marcos La Laguna

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San Marcos La Laguna
village
photo: Lago Atitlan near San Marcos La Laguna
Lago Atitlan near San Marcos La Laguna
Location map of Santiago Atitlan
Location map of Santiago Atitlan
San Marcos La Laguna
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°43′30″N 91°15′30″W / 14.72500°N 91.25833°W / 14.72500; -91.25833
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Sololá
Government
 • Type municipal
Elevation[1] 1,585 m (5,200 ft)
Lowest elevation[1] 1,562 m (5,125 ft)
Time zone Central Time (UTC-6)
Country calling code 502

San Marcos La Laguna is a village on the western shore of Lago Atitlán in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. The village is northwest of three volcanos Volcán San Pedro, Volcán Tolimán, and Volcán Atitlán. The village has an outdoor amphitheater and a few hostels.[1] San Marcos connects to other lakeside communities by boat and a narrow road. The nearest city is Panajachel at the northern side of Lago Atitlán].[1] The town sits at an elevation of 1,585 metres (5,200 ft); the lowest elevation is the lake shore at 1,562 metres (5,125 ft).

It is a small village of 2200 inhabitants; the majority of the population are Kaqchikel-speaking indigenous Mayans. San Marcos is the home of the Pyramid centre which is a magnet for meditators and alternative therapy enthusiasts.{2, www.aboutguatemala.com}

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Google Earth

Coordinates: 14°43′N 91°16′W / 14.717°N 91.267°W / 14.717; -91.267