Lake Atitlán (Lago de Atitlán) is a large endorheic lake (one that does not flow to the sea) in the Guatemalan Highlands. While Atitlan is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America, its bottom has not been completely sounded. Estimates of its maximum depth range up to 340 meters. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanos on its southern flank. Lake Atitlan is further characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people.
The lake is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed in an eruption 84,000 years ago. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and Aldous Huxley famously wrote of it: "Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing."
Santa Cruz Spanish School has developed from many years of experience. We make constant efforts to improve the skill of our students in regard to their command of the Spanish language. At each of the levels offered we focus on all the important elements of language acquisition; reading, writing, vocabulary development, pronunciation, and (most importantly) the art of speaking as a Spanish speaker.
Though we offer structure, we are always ready to accommodate student´s particular needs and desires. Our teachers are ready to help if a student feels the need to spend more time on any phase of the learning process...
Our students can choose to take their Spanish Courses on Lake Atitlan in one or more of the following towns: Panajachel, Santa Cruz la Laguna, Jaibalito, Tzununá, San Marcos, San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro la Laguna, Santiago Atitlan and Santa Catarina Palopo.