For hundreds of years, Lake Atitlán’s waters have risen and fallen in predictable cycles. However, after 2010’s tropical storm Agatha, lakewater rose a staggering 15 feet in just a year and a half. Lakefront hotels and restaurants flooded, premium property was destroyed, and thousands of residents have suffered the consequences. At this time, water levels seem to have stabilized. But some believe that landsides caused by Agatha have blocked underwater channels, and the situation could continue to get worse. So visit the lake while you still can!!
Your stroll along what was once beachfront will look like this:
|Not safe drunk.|
A sort of surreal, sad, yet increasingly mystifying place to be.