“This Is Paradise—Why Travel Farther?”
Feb. 13, 2012, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: The villages on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, offer a beautiful, affordable retirement option.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
"My eyes are feasting on the most beautiful lake in the world," writes Latin America Correspondent Mary Bartnikowski.
"That's what Aldous Huxley called Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The volcanoes rimming the lake rise into the horizon, and every sunset is drop-dead gorgeous, with birds flying across the fuchsia sky.
"The lake is right outside my door, just beyond my front lawn, and I can hear it lapping the lakeshore right now. In the morning, birds wake me with their singing. I live in a bird sanctuary filled with birds I've never seen elsewhere. Then, each morning when I open my eyes, the first thing I see is the volcano with the lake beneath it. The deep blue of the lake melts your heart. It is just that astoundingly vibrant.