Journey-seekers yearn to expertise heart-thumping enjoyable blended with gorgeous magnificence and a contact of hazard. Lake Atitlán in Guatemala deserves a spot on an adventurer’s record. Arguably one of many world’s most attractive our bodies of freshwater, the lake exists due to a way back pure disaster. The hidden hazard: The lake fills an enormous caldera fashioned by one of many Earth’s most spectacular volcanic explosions, and the area stays volcanically energetic. Many adventure-seekers place an energetic volcano on their record. Should you do this, then relish the heightened hazard of seeing three energetic volcanoes out of your lake-view lodge in a panorama over an excellent volcano (just like the one in Yellowstone Park).Guatemala designated the lake area a Nationwide Park to protect the nation’s pure magnificence and to encourage tourism. Expertise their nationwide treasure of volcanoes, a lake, and wildlife, however do not cease there. Meet the Mayans! Sure, I stated Mayans, the native peoples who have been a part of the Mayan empire and tradition that have been “conquered” by the Spanish Empire between 1511 and 1697. Conquered means finish of empire, not the tip of the Mayan tradition, which nonetheless exists so that you can expertise in small villages like those subsequent to Lake Atitlán. Freshwater divers would possibly prepare a dive on historic Mayan villages underneath the lake.As you think about planning a mixture of views, mountaineering, diving, eating, wildlife, and experiencing the Mayan tradition of individuals, languages, meals, traditions do not overlook the hazard. Take precautions to keep away from or reduce the consequences of theft, a larger threat than volcanic exercise. Depart your costly jewellery and every other possession that you’ll dearly miss at residence. Any poor society accommodates a minority darkish ingredient that may prey upon, moderately than assist, the vacationer business. Take care to journey in massive teams, particularly by land from the airport to the Lake Atitlán area. A authorities or hotel-provided land transport with safety onboard ought to guarantee your security. As soon as on the lake area, the native Tuk-Tuks (vehicle rickshaws) needs to be OK to get you about past strolling distance. Take pleasure in your journey!