Sit alongside local women and learn the art of Maya beading with this hands-on workshop in Santa Cruz la Laguna. Not only is this socially responsible tour a great way to learn about the Maya cultures found on Lake Atitlan, but it also directly benefits local communities. Upgrade to include lunch at Lake Atitlan’s top restaurant—also run by a social enterprise—or a community-led tour of the village.
Beading class in Santa Cruz la Laguna
Connect with the local community through the arts
Socially responsible tour helps preserve local cultures
Upgrade to include a rooftop lunch or a community-led tour
Beading class includes materials for jewelry making.
Lunch option includes a 3 course lunch
Tour option includes a walking tour of the village.
Transportation to/from Santa Cruz
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Meeting And Pickup
Manos Cruceñas Artisan Store
CECAP Building, Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Los Elementos Adventure Center (Pass By)
Santa Cruz La Laguna
20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Operated by Los Elementos Adventure Center & Day Spa
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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A cultural experience I will cherish forever
Elise_M, Jan 2023
What a fantastic experience! The team understood my tight schedule and was happy to work around it. The center's visit was brief but beautiful and full of information about the place and its goals for the community, I could sense the passion and drive of everyone in the place, which made my whole experience so much better.
Rosa was lovely and patient with me while we made the bracelet, the workshop was clean and beautiful with an amazing view of the lake and town. The restaurant looked amazing and I wish I had planned a time to have dinner after my beading class.
The walk to the center is breathtaking, note that the hill is pretty steep, but there are a lot of taxis at the bottom to bring you up if needed, for around 10 Quetzals. Santa Cruz is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing your culture and your mission with me!