La Cueva Leather Workshop

Leather Workshop & Classes. Nicholas interest in leather began as a child, while accompanying his grandfather on hunting trips in the mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan.

It was during this time, seeing the different hides of animals, that the seed was planted in his mind on the various items that could be crafted with them.

Leather Workshop Classes San Juan Lake Atitlan Region

BOOKING REQUIREMENTS: Reservations should be made 48 hours in advance.

The Village Of San Juan Lake Atitlan

Leather Workshop Classes San Juan,  San Juan La Laguna sits on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala under the watchful gaze of Volcano San Pedro.  Located about a 30-minute boat ride from Panajachel, the gateway to Lake Atitlan, San Juan La Laguna is worth a stop for its famous paintings, weaving’s, and La Cueva leather store.

Among the interesting things to see in San Juan La Laguna are the coffee fincas and cooperatives, church and plaza, wall murals throughout the village, unique and exceptional painting studios, Tz’utujil traditional weaving, and the leather.

The Uniqueness of San Juan La Laguna

Besides being an incredible artisan village, San Juan boasts some exceptional views of the mountains surrounding the incredibly beautiful Lake Atitlan coupled with majestic towering views of San Pedro Volcano.

For those adventurous souls, San Pedro Volcano provides jaw-dropping views from the summit as does the hike up Indian Nose, a well-known mountain formation that is called Indian Nose for its resemblance to a Mayan Indian.

About La Cueva Leather Workshop

Nicolas Pop is the owner of La Cueva Leather.  He is a self-taught leather craftsman who was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna.  His interest in leather began as a child, while accompanying his grandfather on hunting trips in the mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan.  It was during this time, seeing the different hides of animals, that the seed was planted in his mind on the various items that could be crafted with them.

La Cueva Leather Workshop

For the past 15 years, Nicolas has been custom designing, from the highest quality leather, a wide variety of handbags, tote bags, shoes, belts, backpacks, wallets, knife holders, and many other items.  La Cueva Leather has a reputation for quality, value, and attention to detail.  Just ask any of his customers from around the world.

La Cueva Leather in San Juan La Laguna Lake Atitlan invites you to stop by and take a tour of their workshop and watch their products being made.  We took him up on that offer and we can assure you that you will not be disappointed.  As he showed us around his workshop, the pure pleasure that he derives from working with leather and creating one-of-a-kind hand-crafted leather products was quite evident.

Leather Workshops & Classes

Guatemala Workshop

TRIP DURATION: roughly 7-8 hours

TRIP LOCATION: San Juan La Laguna

TRIP PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy

TRIP DETAILS: $150.00 (Q1150) – 1 person (private workshop) / $130.00 (Q970) – 2 or more people  – all leather supplies are provided.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a camera, water, wear comfortable clothes, and be prepared to have an incredible adventure!

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Telephones: 502-4467-9981

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