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Stories and Tips Panajachel

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Neighboring Towns

Written by Andariega on 10 Mar, 2005

We made various trips to neighboring towns from Panajachel. Our last day there we were planning to take the lancha (boat) to some of the lakeside communities not accessible by car, but unfortunately, a nasty wind (xocomil) kicked up and the few boats still operating…Read More


Written by Milvos on 17 Jan, 2001

Pana is a good place to use as a base for exploring the nearby area. Chichicastenango, a nearby town, is home to Guatemalas most colorful and well-known market. Thursday and Sunday are the main days. The market was just once a normal rural market selling…Read More

Santiago Atitlan and Maximon

Written by robecita on 02 Aug, 2001

Santiago Atitlan is one of the bigger towns around Lake Atitlan. You can take a boat over to the island from docks in Pana. Once there, there's enough to do to fill up a couple hours. The town is famous for its embroidery, mostly of…Read More

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Cliff Jumping

Written by srdshelly2 on 23 Jul, 2009

If you like to jump into water off cliffs, ask a boatman at Panajachel to take you to the cliff jumping spot near San Marcos. There's a nice ledge about 25 feet up, and for the really daring, you can climb quite a bit higher.…Read More

local handicrafts market

Written by robecita on 02 Aug, 2001

There's one main road in Pana that leads to the lake, and all along it are shops and stalls where you can buy typical Guatemalan handicrafts and other souvenirs. A lot of this stuff is cheaper in Chichicastenango, though decent deals can be had here.…Read More

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