It is said to be an old and ancient Mayan belief that the lake running through the very heart of the Guatemalan highlands holds healing waters. In today’s society there is no shortage of stressors, so the thought of being able to completely disconnect from it all and re-center your soul sounds absolutely invigorating. This could explain why many of the travelers we met at the enchanting Lake Atitlán do not feel compelled to ever return to their normal lives abroad. It’s miraculous how peacefully remote the highlands feel. Tucked in between the mountains and volcanoes, the sparkling Lake Atitlán is an under-the-radar gem that is still very much untouched by tourism, which is one of the many reasons we’re completely enamored with it.