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Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
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Maximon Santiago Atitlán  Guatemala


A local idol who is known for part taking vices like drinking and smoking. Maximon (pronounced mash-ee-mon) can be found situated in a random house (the idol moves locations every year) surrounded by candles, creepy dolls, other various nick knacks, and gifts (mostly money, tobacco, or alcohol). To find Maximon, ask a local to direct you. When you arrive at Maximon's location, you'll be greeted with a strong whiff of incense that sets the mood. Donations are encouraged, however, you don't only have to donate money. A pack of cigarettes or maybe even a bottle of Gallo will suffice. If you want to take pictures, you will need to pay a small fee of Q10. It's worth it.