Las Piramides Yoga and meditation retreat, has beautiful pyramid cabanas, and great vegetarian food. Theres few things to do in San Marcos, besides a couple of restaurants. But is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the lake, out of the touristic path.
If you are into Yoga, Reiky or meditation, this is the perfect place to be, a lot of places these activities.
From San Marcos you can walk to Santa Cruz, another small village, it takes about 3 hours (return by boat), with some of the best views of the lake.
Delicious food in a lush garden, concerts several times a week--fun local scene. Simple, comfortable hotel attached. Chef/manager speaks five languages and is a great resource for travel info.
Favorite Dish: Had an excellent pizza for lunch, and a few days later had a vegetarian goulash of fresh local produce over potatoes.
San Marcos La Laguna is a place to disconect from it all, to do some yoga, reiki, kayaking... if you want party go to San Pedro La Laguna (10 min by boat)
Dress Code: No Dress code in San Marcos.. just relax and enjoy!!!
Does anyone have suggestions about travel from the airport in Guatemala City to San Marcos? We were told by our hotel that we can arrange a shuttle to take us directly from the airport to San Marcos for $100 (for two people). I thought this seemed a little steep and was wondering if other had better information. We don't want to draw out the length of the trip a lot (would like to keep it between 4-6) hours. We will be getting into the airport around 2 or 3pm. Can we take a bus to Panachel and then a boat to San Marcos? Is there a better route? Any idea how much this would cost and how long it would take. Also, my Spanish is a bit rusty, but I can communicate the basics.
The best way to reach San Marcos is by boat. 30 minutes from Panajachel (cost 20 quetzales, around $2.50) or 20 minutes from San Pedro. An amazing trip, through the Atitlan Lake.
The people here are friendly. Smile and strangers become friends. Smile and a friend will return the smile. Be courteous and polite.
Fondest memory: I have many fond memories of San Marcos, but the one that immediately comes to my mind is of my new friend in San Marcos. Even out in the middle of nowhere you will find Yankees fans! That way cool.