El Cayuco del Lago de Atitlan



El Cayuco was the first transportation in the Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. From 1900, the elders used Cayuco, a canoe made by the people of the community in the dry season. They carved the tree and designed the cayuco for transporting up to 12 people, then carried the canoe from the mountain to the Lake. But before the Cayuco was dropped into the water, the people covered it with a layer of pine liquid to protect the wood. Today the cayuco is used to transport people and products to other towns and enable the sales of flowers, vegetables and goods from one town to the other.


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