Guatemala

Surroundings of Antigua



West of Guatemala City lies the town of Antigua and further west the lake of Atitlan, in a mountainous area with volcanic activity. The pictures on this page show some of the still regularly active volcanoes. Among them is the Pacaya, the illustrated bromeliads Pitcairnia heterophylla and Tillandsia fasciculata are growing on the trees of its lower slopes.
Near the lake Tillandsia caput-medusae can be found.