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A volcanic lake of southwest Guatemala. Among the lofty mountains nearby are three inactive volcanoes, including Atitlán, rising to 3,535 m (11,598 ft).
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(ˌɑ tiˈtlɑn)

Lake, a crater lake in SW Guatemala, 4700 ft. (1433 m) above sea level. ab. 53 sq. mi. (137 sq. km).
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For example, at Casa Palopo, a hotel on the edge of Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan highlands, guests are welcomed with a complimentary foot massage on the hotel terrace while they sip gratis Rosa Palopo (hibiscus juice, watermelon juice, and lime).
Catherine Shaw's lifeless body was discovered on Monday after she vanished from a hotel near Lake Atitlan on March 5.
She was last seen the day before and had been staying in the San Pedro, Lake Atitlan area of the central American country with a friend, the Lucie Blackman Trust said.
She was staying with a friend in San Pedro, on lake Atitlan, but her belongings have been left behind.
LeeAnn told us that the Maya in Santiago Atitlan had advance warning the Spaniards were coming and moved their altar and ceremonial site.
He was detained on April 15 in the resort town of Panajachel, on Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala.
Her doctoral research focused on protecting the flightless giant grebe of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
In 1964 O'Brien-Rothe volunteered to help a US Catholic priest from Oklahoma who appealed for assistance to determine if the Tz'utujil Maya of his congregation in Santiago Atitlan shared musical traditions he could engage to promote music in the contemporary, orthodox Catholic Mass.