Free tour San Juan La Laguna, Magical Town

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Pedro
Registered on June 07, 2023

Hello, I am a tourist guide certified by the Ministry of Tourism in Guatemala with card No. 2581. Through tourism I want to make known the Mayan culture of the native peoples and the nature of my beautiful Guatemala. The tours I develop aim to create transformative tourist experiences that activate deep connections between visitors and the host community.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Get to know the magical town of San Juan La Laguna where we will visit different chocolate, painting, textile and honey workshops, it will be a tour where you will learn the culture of the town, we will pass through the streets of the umbrellas, main streets and hats, which are emblematic Full of color, perfect for the souvenir photo, where you will listen to live marimba music, you will also see the murals where the Mayan worldview is captured.

San Juan La Laguna is one of the twelve towns that are on the shores of Lake Atitlán, however, it is the most visited by tourists because it is a town full of color, it is characterized by the tourist development that has reached quickly due to Its community organization through cooperatives has objectives such as the empowerment of women, the access of its inhabitants to higher education as well as sustainable tourism development.

The places to visit are:

  • Xocolatl, chocolate factory

Place where you will learn the importance of cocoa for the Mayan culture and the variety of products that are made with cocoa, you will taste different types of chocolate and some types of rum.

  • Umbrella Street

One of the most colorful streets in San Juan La Laguna, where you can see hanging umbrellas, the street is painted with local fabrics and you will hear live melodies to the beat of the marimba, a perfect place to take souvenir photos.

  • Alix Art Gallery

Expression of local painting with the theme of corn, where art is appreciated, in the place the importance of corn for the Mayan culture will be explained to you, you will also be able to discover your Mayan nahual based on the date of your birth.

  • Weaving house, textile workshop

Demonstration of how fabrics are made, using ancestral techniques and methods, starting with obtaining the thread from the cotton, passing through the thread being dyed and woven until the final product.

  • Mayan bee world, honey tour

Place where you will learn the types of bees that exist and their importance in the ecosystem, you will taste three types of honey and you will learn about the different products that are made from honey.

  • hat street

The street of hats is another of the colorful streets of San Juan La Laguna, a perfect place to take souvenir photographs and learn about the culture of this beautiful magical town.

Come and let's go together to explore San Juan La Laguna where you will have life experiences!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    MPW8+H6P, San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala
    MPW8+H6P, San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala
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    I will be in front of the San Juan cafeteria a few steps from the main pier of San Juan La Laguna, I will identify myself with my general tourist guide card No. 2581 authorized by the Ministry of Tourism in Guatemala.

  • 1
    Free admission
    Xocolatl San Juan la Laguna | Chocolates Artesanales | productos de belleza
  • 2
    Outside visit
    La Calle de las Sombrillas
  • 3
    Entrance not included
    Galería de Arte Alix
  • 4
    Entrance not included
    Casa Del Tejido y Tours
  • 5
    Free admission
  • 6
    Outside visit
    La Calle de los Sombreros

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Amélie 13 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Super expérience avec Pedro, tour très complet qui met en avant le savoir faire du village de San juan la laguna ! Passionnant !
Rhia 27 Apr 2024
San Pedro La Laguna

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Really great tour with Pedro. Had such a nice time and learned so much! Thank you
Sofia 24 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We loved our walking tour led by Pedro. He was highly informative and brought us to many interesting places.
Sara 09 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
El objetivo del tour es visitar los siguientes lugares: una cooperativa téxtil, una tienda de chocolate, un proyecto con abejas y una galería de arte. En cada visita te muestran el proceso de elaboración de diferentes productos, que puedes comprar si quieres. A lo largo del tour das un paseo por el pueblo mientras Pedro te cuenta parte de su história y anécdotas. Recomendable!
Martha 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Recomiendo al joven Pedro ya que está bien preparado sobre su cultura, es muy responsable y puntual. Realicé el tour por Santiago Atitlan y por San Juan en 2 días diferentes.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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