The community of San Marcos la Laguna has a vibrant culture that has its roots in mesoamerican Mayan traditions. With influences from all over the world, following the arrival of the Spanish in the1500s and later other European and American visitors and settlers, the town is a thriving hub of cultures expressed and shared through ideas, language, religion, history and more.





A responsible traveller’s guide to San Marcos la Laguna

Guest blog from Brittany Thiessen Lake Atitlan is one of the most gorgeous places that I have ever visited and it was favourite area of Guatemala. It has been said before that Lake Atitlan is Read more…


Semana Santa: Streets of colour

This article was submitted by Aimee Hansen from her Storyteller within blog. ‘What would you spend your whole day creating, even if you knew that your artistic creation would then be utterly destroyed before midnight?  Photo credits: Andrew Robinson Today in Read more…


The walls that speak to generations

The walls of San Marcos la Laguna are alive with color and artwork from local and visiting artists. Many of these murals tell stories and communicate messages and one of the most significant murals and Read more…