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Grab a boat while your at it and visit the nearby towns. Among the highlights, you will see Santiago de Atitlan, which is the home of the imfamous shrine to Maximon, the Mayan god/saint of vice. The caretaker changes from year to year so a local kid will always be more than ready to show you the way for a Quetzal or two. The main church in town is also worth the visit, specially during a festival for it is decorated with a wide array of colors. Santiago is connected by boat ferries to Panajachel, San Pedro, and other towns.

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  • Written Sep 15, 2002
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