Monday, August 6, 2018

The Gardens at Lake Atitlan


I took my new camera on a photo safari at the historic, Hotel Atitlan in Panajachel, Guatemala last January. To be sure, wandering the five star hotel and grounds - with picture-perfect volcano views - was an amazing way to spend our first full day in Guatemala. I love the beginning of a trip, when the whole adventure is still un-lived and full of great expectations. 

This is what we saw... 















The blue dome above reminded me of a little bit of Greece in Guatemala. I'd love to buzz back here, and land on that heli-pad!

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16 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful resort! Such amazing views and gardens

DJan said...

As usual, your pictures are wonderful, but that first one takes my breath away! :-)

Lydia C. Lee said...

That top photo is fantastic. Great composition

DUTA said...

Nothing can compete with the views of the volcano!
You're right about the lookout with blue dome reminding one of Greece.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

That first photo is framed so beautifully. Beautiful photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fabulous resort! I bet some guests just stay right there -- I'm glad that for you, no matter how beautiful, it was just the first day of your adventure!

Lady Fi said...

Wow - fabulous views of the volcano!

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks so beautiful and idyllic Sharon.

Pea bea said...

What beautiful blue waters and skies. The butterfly is unique looking.

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Jill said...

Beautiful photos! Every time I've seen pictures of Lake Atitlan I think that I would love to go there - need to add it to my list!

Angie said...

Amazing to think these are shots JUST at the hotel - fabulous. (Given recent events with tourist boats in Missouri, the shots of boats jammed with people scared me just a little …) Thanks for hosting this blog hop!

Joyful said...

It's absolutely beautiful there. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place with us.

Linda Hensley said...

I love the first shot and the blue on blue on sky, pyramid, water, dome. Wonderful! And I like that you showed a wider pic of it too so we could see it in context too.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love that weird tiki-god-looking pot (photo 7). Very interesting and unusual!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Gorgeous! What a surprise to find you were featuring Guatemala and not Greece. I love the plant pot with the big giant face.

Pat Tillett said...

Well worth the time exploring the grounds. Great photos!