Protected area of Lake Atitlán: multiple use

Guatemala
Date of Submission: 23/09/2002
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Culture and Sports
Coordinates: Northwest Highland of the country
Ref.: 1768

Description

It is a National Reservation of multiple uses that has as main attractive the Lake Atitlán, and the volcanoes located in the South riverbank that possess an incomparable natural scenic beauty. Around the lake, indigenous communities are seated with ancestral cultural history, as well as more than forty archaeological places and public use areas, so much to carry out investigations as for the Ecotourism.