Crafts from Lake Atitlán

It’s about more than just the work

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Braiding bracelets in the street

Walking down the main road of San Pedro la Laguna is like visiting an arts and crafts market. On each side of the road one can see locals offering their handmade crafts on small tables. One can watch them sewing leather for a bag, bending metal for jewelry or weaving hammocks. Many of them are truly gifted and it is amazing what they can create with the simplest tools! For most of them, this is the only job they have to support their families.

As travel-smart! is a project for human and economic development, we want to support these local craftsmen, transcend borders and give you the chance to purchase their beautiful creations for a fair price.


A woman weaving

In the gallery below you will find pictures of some products. This way we would like to give you an idea of what is possible to purchase. Additionally you can find some of the products in our eBay boutique, which will be updated every few days. If you have any questions, contacts us – we will be glad to help.

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‘San Pedro La Laguna’.. a tale by a city girl..

Where to eat, sleep & tour in San Pedro La Laguna

San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

It was a mixture of hands clapping from the ladies making tortillas, birds singing and laughter. But before I got to this dreamy conclusion, let’s go back to the beginning of my trip. And let me just, once again, put emphasis on the fact that I am a city girl, I grew up downtown Quebec City and since then have lived only in big metropoles.

San Pedro's market, Thanks René De Carufel for the picture!

Traditional Guatemalan market    Photo: René De Carufel

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