The Lake is 27 kilometers away from Guatemala City. it is around 15 square kilometers in surface. It represents one of the favorite destinations of the people who live in Guatemala City. It is widely visited during the weekends. Guatemalan candy from Lake Amatitlan is famous, among them, marzipan, "pepitoria" candy, milk candy and others. Boats are rented and boat tours around the lake are offered. The festivity of the patron saint, The child of Atocha" takes place in May. It has a cable railway that will take you from the "Las Ninfas" park to the "United Nations" park. The latter has recreational areas, forests and a panoramic view. In addition, replicas of architectural monuments of Guatemala are displayed there.