Opinion Column

303. Santiago Atitlan, Landscape and Tourism

Santiago Atitlan is located on the shores of the most beautiful lake in the world, Lake Atitlan, which has lush beauty that attracts Guatemalans and foreign visitors.

This unique place is an attractive tourist destination that draws people from all over the world for its beauty and because it allows the development of a variety of activities. Residents from Santiago Atitlan benefit from the activities occurring around tourism.

In every corner of our country there is beauty and natural resources, which are elements that have the potential to contribute to the integral development of our great nation "Guatemala".

Santiago Atitlan possesses an immense natural, cultural, human and tourist wealth; the inhabitants are characterized by being entrepreneurs who constantly are seeking growth and progress of the municipality.

Some foreigners have arrived to this place and have fallen in love with the landscape, investing in there their own businesses, particularly in the hotel industry generating sources of income and employment for the population.

The Municipal Corporation is doing an excellent job in promoting local economic development in productive projects so that citizens have an occupation that allows them to improve their standard of living.

It is also running road infrastructure to potentiate trade, one of the sectors that with agriculture are the strongest of the place. The avocado, pitaya and mashan leaves are the outstanding products of the production.

Santiago Atitlan produces one of the best coffees in the world, this being an export product that generates foreign exchange for the municipality and the country.

The Community Councils of Development (COCODES) work hard on projects of social and economic development, giving priority to the training of human resource in order for communities to be self-sustaining.

Santiago Atitlan, a place where beauty catches you.

 1504,    30  Oct  2018 ,

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