This authentic Mayan town is located on the shores of picturesque Lake Atitlan in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. Visitors in search of old world Guatemala will find plenty to explore amid the streets of this quiet village that is a far cry from touristy, and instead offers a true slice of the local daily life.
Known for its handmade pottery and brightly colored traditional dresses, travelers can loop through the steep, uneven streets of San Antonio and visit the iconic church of Saint Anthony of Padua. In addition to its stunning colonial architecture and beautifully white-draped interior, the hilltop offers breathtaking views of the lake and town.
San Antonio is accessible only by boat and travelers must cross Lake Atitlan on a local water taxi. Be sure to pick up some of the hand-woven textiles available from local vendors that line the San Antonio streets.