Pumice Stone (Lake Atitlan)

Pumice Stone (Lake Atitlan)

Pumice stone is a naturally occurring type of rock that is most frequently created when volcanic lava mixes with water.

It is light and porous, and because of its texture and somewhat delicate nature. It is often used as a skin exfoliation tool.

It is shaped by deep surrounding escarpments and three volcanoes on its southern flank.

The lake basin of Atitlan is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed by an eruption 84,000 years ago.