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For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a lake in Guatemala. The lake in question is the deepest in Central America.

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photo: Emilio Piovesanphoto: Emilio Piovesan

Some say it's also one of the most beautiful in the world. It's flanked by three volcanoes to the south.

And the lake itself fills the opening of a massive ancient volcano.

So -- quick -- what's the name of this Guatemalan beauty?

Central America's deepest lake is Lake Atitlan. The towns and villages around the lake are experiencing much development - not all of it welcome.

San Marcos la Laguna: Many Western tourists come to San Marcos to take meditation and healing courses offered by the village's nine therapy centers.San Marcos la Laguna: Many Western tourists come to San Marcos to take meditation and healing courses offered by the village's nine therapy centers.

One example is San Marcos la Laguna. Once off the beaten track, it's now a preferred destination of expats in search of real estate.

San Marcos la Laguna: San Marcos businesses, most of them owned by foreigners and Guatemalans from the capital city, advertise massages and other tourist comforts along the village's dirt paths.San Marcos la Laguna: San Marcos businesses, most of them owned by foreigners and Guatemalans from the capital city, advertise massages and other tourist comforts along the village's dirt paths.

That worries some local residents -- as Jill Replogle reports: