Most people have probably never even heard of Lake Atitlan. Aldous Huxley, when he visited there, called it “the most beautiful lake in the world.” Perhaps he was on soma. I only know it because I was traveling through Guatemala several years ago, and a girl I met told me it was gorgeous, that, “Oh my God,” I absolutely “HAD to go”. I didn’t. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to. And reading about it in the New York Times made me want to go even more. As the article points out the lake is a place still untrampled by tourism and there are ample things to do there from outdoor stuff to relaxing and hanging out, as the nearby volcano looms over the lake, and you, like a sentinel.