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Santa Catarina Palopó

If you're staying in San Juan, be sure not to miss out on a day tour to the fairytale village of Santa Catarina Paolpo.


Recently, a community-wide painting project has turned the whole town into a colourful masterpiece. Using eco-friendly limestone paint, the villagers have painted all the buildings in traditional Mayan patterns. The project is intended to boost community spirit and tourism.


DAY TOUR PRICES FOR 1 PERSON: (including all transport & lunch)

Santa Catarina - 195Q
San Antonio - 200Q
Both - 215Q

!Attention! The last opportunity to get back to your homestay in San Juan from Panajachel is at 5 pm. Depending on your pace you could choose to take it tranquilo, and take it one village at the time, or do both villages in one day. 

See below for an optional itinerary.

Itinerary: Day tour San Antonio & Santa Catarina

8.00 Breakfast

9.00 Boat to Panajachel

10.00 Pick-up from Panajachel to San Antonio Palopo and/or Santa Catarina Palopo

12.00 Arrive in San Antonio

Enjoy your packed lunch, wander through the streets and be amazed by the foot loom weavers and ceramics.

13.30 Pick-up to Santa Catarina

14.00 Arrive in Santa Catarina

Visit the visitor center to gain a better understanding of the masterpiece village you just entered and wander around.

15.30 Pick-up from Santa Catarina to Panajachel

17.00 Take boat from Panajachel to San Juan

17.30 Back in San Juan

To find out more about our homestay options and the activities available, contact  

Have a look at our other homestay opportunities in PujujilSan Martin and Chirijox.