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Solola Market

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Solola Market

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Private Full-Day Lake Atitlan Tour from Guatemala or Antiqua

You will explore Lake Atitlan in a fun way with local people who will be happy to share their lifestyle and traditions. The tour is totally private and flexible according to your tastes and preferences. The journey to the lake lasts 3 hours each way, and it's called "The landscaped path" because of its impressive views of the mountains and volcanoes.
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Sheryl T wrote a review Dec. 2019
Mahwah, New Jersey835 contributions195 helpful votes
There seems to be every kind of produce in this market. Fruits and vegetables are everywhere. Tortillas are constantly being made. Plantains and avocados are plentiful as well as fruits Ihave never seen. It is quite a site to see women in traditional Mayan attire.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ross F wrote a review Aug. 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom25 contributions6 helpful votes
Well placed next to the town square (where the bus drops you) and easy to get to from Panajachel. Worth visiting as it is a lovely market to look round with a minimum of people hassling you. Loads of interesting fruits and vegetables and a lot of food stalls on the top floor. A great view of the lake from the top, and also good for seeing the Mayan people in their traditional dress
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Don L wrote a review Mar. 2019
Sebastopol, California221 contributions80 helpful votes
Solola’s Friday market is every bit as crowded, interesting and dynamic as the souk of Marrakech, the Marché des Puces in Paris or the Reading Terminal market of my childhood in Philadelphia. This is a decidedly Mayan market, not the least bit tourist oriented and utterly fascinating, spread out over two stories in a huge structure occupying a city block. Sellers and buyers are almost exclusively Mayan, dressed in the unique garb of many surrounding villages, maybe a couple handfuls of foreigners in the entire structure. Ground floor is pretty exclusively dedicated to unpackaged produce and raw meats (be prepared for sight and aroma of lots of livers, kidneys, chicken feet, etc.) while top floor offers countless booths with brilliantly colored assortments of textiles (bolts of cloth, trim, yarns etc) that will be made into clothing worn by locals or sold in tourist shops across the region. That said, some lovely finished items of can be bought at whatever price you can bargain for. People-watching in the large square catty-corner from the market is another pleasure one ought not to miss. One caveat, though: most women will shield themselves and their infants from a camera aimed at them.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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evanses5 wrote a review Jan. 2019
Miami, Florida956 contributions116 helpful votes
We stopped here and went through the market. The textiles are amazing! I recommend sitting in the public square and people watch the locals are so clever on how they carry their walking shops.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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zimmys57 wrote a review Jan. 2019
Delavan, Wisconsin697 contributions251 helpful votes
Taking the time to visit the market in small Guatemalan cities is a wonderful way to experience the culture and daily life of the local residents. We visited on one of the main market days so it was full of locals and vendors with all their goods. Lots to see, watch, and enjoy.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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