The Cross Hill

This tour takes you on a hike to El Cerro del La Cruz ("The Cross Hill"). From here you'll enjoy good views of San Juan La Laguna and Lake Atitlán. From here you can see and walk to the El Rostro Maya.

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  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

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Lake Atitlan

El Cerro de La Cruz ("The Cross Hill") is a small hill above the town of San Juan La Laguna. The hill has awesome views of both the lake and town.

The tour begins in San Juan La Laguna, where you'll walk past the medicinal plants association and a textiles crafting center. As you make your way towards the hill, you'll gradually gain elevation and begin to enjoy views of the surrounding landscape.

The hike up El Cerro de La Cruz takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. Once here, you'll take a rest and enjoy a well-rewarded view of San Juan La Laguna and
Lake Atitlán. The lake is especially beautiful from this place.

Attraction Visited

Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlán is heralded as one of the most mystical and memorable lakes on the planet. It is also the deepest lake in Central America. You can get experience the lake by kayaking or swimming at the beaches on the lakeshore. See the lake from above by hiking the San Pedro Volcano or by reaching the summit known locally as Indian’s Nose.

Lake Atitlan

What to Bring

Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, hat, sunscreen, and camera.

What's included



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