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Solola Market

Town Centre, Solola, Guatemala
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Town Centre, Solola, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you're around Lake Atitlan on a Friday to witness one of the most authentic events in the whole of Central America. Visually stunning, both people and goods on display.

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Our guide Carlos took us to this local market on our way to Lake Atitilan. We were able to mingle with the local people doing their daily shopping. It was very colourful and interesting. A good insight into daily life.

1  Thank joni101
Reviewed 18 May 2016

On Tuesdays and Fridays Solola is a busy market place. A lot of people in beautiful cloth come from outlying villages to the market. From Pana its 15 minutes by chickenbus ( Q3) to Solola. Its an covered market and they sell everything you name....More

Thank berendino
Reviewed 6 May 2016

If you want to see dead Mayans, go to Tikal; but for the real Mayan experience you should visit one of Atitlan villages. Solola is one of the best, with authentic people, traditions and culture. The market is very attractive, with lots of traditional things,...More

3  Thank Anton F
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

You pass through Sololá on the way to or from Panajachel. Not many visitors stop off here but it is worth a visit. This daily market is brimming with gorgeous mayan textiles for mayans (not tourists). In fact you could find yourself the only foreigner...More

Thank norahlang
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This is a market for the locals but is great to see. Lots of fruits and vegetables, breads, and lots of things you just don't need! Worth the visit!

2  Thank 1scottie1
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Sololá is about 15 minutes from Panajachel, on Lake Atitlán. It’s bustling and crowded, mostly with locals going about their shopping in a no-nonsense fashion. This is an authentic market in the middle of a predominantly Mayan-descent town. The odors of food can be overwhelming,...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Larger than most markets, there's a bit of everything here: produce, meats, live animals, take-out food, clothing. You can buy colorful strips of fabric, and have them woven for you to any design of your choosing. I wanted to buy a set of barettes, but...More

1  Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you want to see a huge, authentic, indigenous Mayan market, this is the one. You can wander around for a long time and see just about anything for sale. Fairly light and clean, as markets go. Easy to get great photos, not scared of...More

3  Thank GregPJensen
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This is the BEST Maya market in all of the Maya world. This market doesn't setup for tourist. (That's one of the main reasons I LOVE it.....It's REAL.) I go to this market every time I return to Guate. The most tipico dress and warm,...More

3  Thank DarkWaterCalls
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Jac F
25 September 2015|
Response from GregPJensen | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open by 7am. I know the Panajachel market is open from 7-7, as a frame of reference. The Solola market would definitely be in full swing by 8am.