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All reviews san martin sacred place crater lake mayan rituals truck ride nice scenery takes about an hour walked down an excellent guide nice walk tough climb beautiful hike spanish school mystical mirador clouds chanting
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take your guides and food with you. Very nice scenery, sacred place for people who live there. Different culture.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank spela elizabeta S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, sacred. I like knowing that thousands have come to the Laguna for centuries! The walk is steep but easy. We took a public bus from Xela, just go to the bus station and ask. To return we grabbed a collective at the main road.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

We book the tour with Altiplano Tour. Our guide William is an excellent guide speaking perfect English and taking good care of us. We left Xela at 6:00am and we were back around 12:30. There is about 1 hour driving to the base of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely lake in the middle of nature. Worth a visit. Many stairs you have to walk though. Be prepared for sore muscles!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank elpasajem
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We walked up to the lake from the main road of San Martin. It took about 2 hours. It was a very pleasant and peaceful walk. We arrived at the lake but it was too foggy to see anything except for the fresh flowers standing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank flak_canada
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Woth the trip. Went there with a pickup and saved energy for going down the 600 stairs and back. Went around the laguna. Great mist going and leaving the lake. Mystical and mysterious place.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nenette5
Reviewed 29 July 2018

It really is a mystical place , it is a sacred place of the Mayan culture. You fell an inner peace and a lot of relaxation, plus it’s a great adventure to get to the place . Walking among jungle and paths up hill ,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank yenita9
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Absolutely amazing, you can do the hike by yourself, locals are really helpful to point you in the right direction. Best to visit in the morning!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank annaloo33
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Very cool crater lake located at the bottom of a long, long staircase. Weather changes fast so be sure to bring rain-ready layers with you.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Rummy N
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

It’s definitely not an easy walk. Specially if you do like me and walk all the way from the highway. It’s so green, so peaceful and so full of nature. And the lake? What a view! Beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank KevinThePilgrim
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29 January 2018|
Response from Romoz |
Better still.... the HORSE back riding!
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Response from Mariapiamg | Reviewed this property |
You can just go with a pick up in a mirador where you can see the lake from distance. The pick up is not confortable. You cannot walk down to the lake if you have problem for walking. I suggest to go early in the morning... More