San Antonio Palopo
San Antonio Palopo
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gands83
Cambridge, UK134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Terrazas del Lago is a lovely place to stay. Lovely room, amazing view. The village locals are friendly, the lake great for swimming. The tiny 'Pizzeria Josue' by the basketball/ football pitch does an excellent vegetarian pizza!
Written 20 March 2023
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katherine153
Lancaster, UK276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We called at this lovely little village during a boat trip of the lake. The women’s weaving cooperative was very interesting and even more so the pottery factory. We bought a couple of small items but would have loved to buy some of the bigger pieces if we had been able to carry them around with us on our extended trip!
Written 2 August 2019
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Adriana A
Fort Lauderdale, FL71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Really nice village and people. We visited the weaving factory and if you want they will dress you up in their typical Mayan attire. I got dressed up and it was pretty cool, we also bought a few items from there. We also went to the ceramic factory and watched how they paint by hand everything, a lot of work. If you can buy something, its a way of helping and appreciating their hard work.
Written 18 July 2019
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Nenette5
Regina, Canada77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Beautiful village, perfect view from the church. Arrived from Pana with a pickup, 5 Quezales. Great ceramic, 2 beautiful stores to buy it cheaper than in Pana or Antigua. Wonderful textile stores too where you can see women and men weaving . Good ceviche place in front of the dock.
Written 6 August 2018
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beckyanders
Palmer, AK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
What an amazing trip! A quaint Mayan town with an amazing view of the lake and the volcanoes. The town people were friendly and beautiful. Lots of hand woven textiles and pottery for those who like to take home some local art.
Written 18 March 2018
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CorkRambler85
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Beautiful quite town where you will probably be the only tourist. Take a 15 minute pickup from the church in Pana, 3Q per person. Make sure it is going to San Antonio as their is another village Santa Catarina just before it that not all pickups go beyond. Cycle is also more than possible, about 10km each way with some testing little climbs on the undulating lakeside road. Taxi and maybe tuktuk and private lancha should all be possible too.

We arrived to the town church which is perched overlooking the lake. Walk and and then on the way out the lake opens out in front of you, stunning. We met a great local weaver, Liza, who showed us around and took us to one of the potteries, Ceramica Multicolor, on our request. Here we toured the workshops and bought some wonderful unique handmade pieces at very good prices. The pottery is only made in this town so coming to the source allows you to cut out the middlemen and meet the people who made the pieces you want to buy.
Written 6 June 2017
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essoccer
Houston, TX140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Visited here with my wife and young children. We had a blast. First, this town is known for its you need ceramics. We were able to tour the factory and purchase at relatively less expensive prices then at the stores. They even allowed my children to paint items which were later fired and picked up. Really an incredible experience to see.

Second, they have a beautiful playground at the edge of the lake which my children loved. My wife and I enjoyed a couple cold ones while watching them play with local children.

Third, they have many opportunities to get engaged in weaving which my eldest daughter loved. The townspeople are kind and friendly and extremely welcoming.

The town is accessible by Road. I do not think there are boats from Pana unless private. The trip probably takes 25 minutes from there by car on a winding but pretty easy Road.
Written 24 March 2017
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niloc36
Potomac, MD289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
SAP is one of the least commercialized of the many towns on Lake Atitlan's shores. It has hardly any hotels or restaurants, and thus (unless you're a potter) is not a prime candidate as a base from which to tour Atitlan. However, you can spend a great afternoon or morning exploring the ceramics factories and stores, and inspecting the weaving work on sale, some of which is of a very high quality. You can get there via boat, on pickup truck from Panajanchel or Santa Catarina Palopo, and, if you're staying at Atitlan villas, there is a very nice one hour hike from the hotel to the town. The only drawback,is that you're likely to purchase way too much ceramics, but there are worse fates!
Written 8 March 2017
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Veronica Hunter
Medford, NJ6,132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
I enjoyed my ride to visit the villages around Lake Atitlan and so I booked another ride ( 42025070/ 48019656 ). This time David, my guide showed up with a road bike and took me on a bike tour from Panajachel to San Antonio Palopo. The road is paved and less busy than those in Panajachel. We had an opportunity to make stops at local pottery shops and we enjoyed a drink at Cessi’s Place (Hotel Nuestro Sueno) while we sat on a balcony facing Lake Atitlan to enjoy the view. After our stop to get hydrated we visited the San Antonio Palopo Church. The Church’s wide entrance and exit face the Lake and the view when we came out of the Church was wonderful, just like in the movies. When the ride ended we loaded the bikes onto a truck and rode back to Panajachel standing and sitting in the back of the truck. I was glad to return because I had booked a massage at my hotel…what a great way to end a wonderful day!
Written 12 February 2016
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Donna S
Florence, WI1,601 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015
This is a really small lakeside village. Nothing really to see here, except of course, the magnificent view of Lake Atitlan from the terrace of your restaurant. . . The usual vendors, and pleasant townspeople.
Written 11 January 2016
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