San Juan La Laguna & Weaving Cooperatives Tour

About this tour

Watch weavers hand spin and dye fabric, visit art galleries and learn how midwives use medicinal plants on this walking tour of San Juan la Laguna.

Price: $75
Duration:6-7 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Ages: All ages


You have a full day to explore San Juan – the “Swiss village” of Lake Atitlan – and will meet several local families. Learn how their lives changed through experiential tourism, plus how the village embraced its culture and created an artistic Maya hub.

Known for its colorful street art and bustling markets, San Juan is a vibrant village in Lake Atitlan home to many famous artists. The village has over 40 public murals depicting important elements of Guatemalan culture and your guide will explain the meaning behind each one, including the Mayan story of creation, the development of mathematics, and the 5000-year-old calendar.

This Lake Atitlan village walking tour takes you to art galleries, a woman’s weaving cooperative with demonstrations of how the beautiful fabrics are made, a coffee farm, a local Guatemalan school and library, and a medicinal plant garden operated by the midwives of San Juan – natural soaps, teas, and shampoos are made on the premises. You’ll be given samples of each plant and an explanation of its curative powers.


Meet in Panajachel, Santa Cruz, or San Marcos for 9am to catch a boat to San Juan.
Spend 5 hours on a guided walking tour where you visit three cooperatives of your choice including weaving cooperatives, chocolate, coffee or honey tour.
Enjoy a local dish for lunch.
Tour ends around 4pm

What’s included

Bilingual guide
Boat transportation between San Juan and Panajachel
Meals and refreshments
Gift purchases

Additional information

Minimum 2 people per booking. 24 hour cancellation policy.

There are no entrance fees at the cooperatives. Your gift purchases or donations are how these centers function.

Interested in this tour?

This tour is available to book 24 hours in advance.


Per Person


Questions? Contact Us.

Need to book the tour with less than 24 hours notice? Not to worry, please contact us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you.