Travel Blogs from Panajachel, Guatemala

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Happy 35th amigo!!!, Chichicastenango and Panajachel (Lake Atitlan), Guatemala travel blog

Happy 35th amigo!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I have just "chicken bused" myself down from Chichicastenango to the shores of Lake Atitlan (Panajachel). If you want to spend your 35th birthday downing Gallo (local beer) while toe-dipping by a lake, I guess this must be it. Lake Atitlan is just as ...

A bloody hard hike and other stories., San Pedro La Laguna and Panajachel (Lake Atitlan), Guatemala travel blog

A bloody hard hike and other stories.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... who have stayed here for months or even years. Although it was nice, I only stayed for two days, and instead opted for "cosmopolitan" Panajachel. A town most travelers claim they don't like, but still end up staying in for a few days. Me being honest, I ...

The Most Beautiful Lake in Guatemala and the World, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

The Most Beautiful Lake in Guatemala and the World

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... , Tecpan (where Guatemalan wagons are made), Canton Chupol, and Solola as we ended our journey in the lake town of Panajachel. Our first stop was a delicious Chapin breakfast with a beautiful view of the lake. We delighted in savory eggs, ...

Country number 4 -  Guatemala, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Country number 4 - Guatemala

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... we will reserve judgement. I can also only assume Aldous saw the lake in the summer season when it wasn't covered by cloud! Panajachel is nice enough but thoroughly aimed at the getting the tourist dollar, the main street is covered in shops selling local ...

Panajachel, Panajachel - Relaxing by Lake Atitlan, Guatemala travel blog

Panajachel

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... to the rain pour down as we watched a few films. When we got up the next morning, the main street of Panajachel had been transformed from looking fairly drab and dingy the previous afternoon to a vibrant, colourful thoroughfare lined by market stalls ...

Loving Lago de Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Loving Lago de Atitlan

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... with only $4k Aussie dollars, she knows she'll need to work or couchsurf her way throughout expensive Europe. We finally arrived into Panajachel and headed towards the Lake. I had already researched a place to stay but it took a while to get there while ...

The First Breakdown, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

The First Breakdown

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... us, a coil was not one of them, and neither was there a suitable replacement to hand in Panajachel. A new one would have to be ordered from Guatemala City, and likely wouldn't arrive until the following Wednesday. Thus, arms laden with things we needed ...

At Home and Away, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

At Home and Away

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... and stopping for a sandwich in an undeniably "gringo" restaurant, we made our way back across the sun-streaked lake to Panajachel. We collectively decided that Chichicastenango on a bustling market day had to be included on our "to visit" list, even ...

The Lake from another perspective, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

The Lake from another perspective

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... programme we could get hooked on. Weds Up early again and we sort out our onward travel and more internet before our long journey ahead - Shuttle to Antigua Another to Guatemala City Overnight bus to Flores Minibus to Tikal I can hardly ...

The last days have been spent around lake ..., Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

The last days have been spent around lake ...

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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... from the shade of a tree or sitting on the end of a pier was very welcome and was followed by some explorations of the markets. Panajachel has street vendors along the main road, and in the artisans market every day of the week, so there's no shortage of ...

Gringo and Gringa arrive in Guatemala!, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Gringo and Gringa arrive in Guatemala!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... were more than the USA, so we cut our losses and headed into Guatemala - a fair bit cheaper. ************************UPDATE****************************** ****** Panajachel is known locally as Gringotenango! And for good reason. The whole town ...

Saying good bye to Lago Atitlan, San Pedro/Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Saying good bye to Lago Atitlan

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... night for sure. Sunday the 29th we had our last breakfast with Maria and said our goodbyes to the family and got a boat to Panajachel. We stashed our packs at the front desk of some fancy hotel and walked to the Reserva Natural Atitlan. This was a ...

Lago de Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Lago de Atitlan

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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This weekend, several of us took off for Lake Atitlan, specifically the town of Panajachel - sometimes called "Gringo-tenango" due to the number of American tourists here. The town became a hippy hangout in the 60´s and 70´s and is still famous for ...

Gringoville!, Panajachel (Hippietenango) - Lago De Atitlan, Guatemala travel blog

Gringoville!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... change once more in Solola. The views as we came down the mountain were incredible. We could finally see the Lago de Atitlan. Panajachel itself is a rather unappealing town. Full of hippies who came for a few days and haven't left. The amount of them ...

Mystical Lago Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Mystical Lago Atitlan

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... a week) in tow we visited Lake Atitlan for a couple of days and stayed at the beautiful Hotel Atitlan just outside of Panajachel. Atitlan is definitely one of the most beautiful lakes in the world with amazing volcano views and a magical aura about ...

Lago de Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Lago de Atitlan

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... pain I thought. The 6am bus was full of foreigners, all heading to the lake, I guess that's why the nickname of Panajachel is also called Gringotanengo. The bus ride was the best I have experienced in Guate, occasionally some Mayans would get on carrying ...

Panajachel, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Panajachel

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... on Friday, John and I made our way down to the Mercado Minerva in Xela, where we hunted down a bus headed towards Panajachel.  I say hunted because, unlike modern bus terminals, this one (and many others in Central America) consisted of a large ...

villages at Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

villages at Lake Atitlan

A travel blog entry by jdhermann

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... good internet conection, but we are back now.) Well let´s see what day is this? Today is Thursday, but we arrived in Panajachel Tuesday.  What a trip that was from Antigua to Panajachel! First, Fred and I were packed in with the rest of the ...

Pleased to be in Pana, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Pleased to be in Pana

A travel blog entry by moinmotion

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We are now in a town called Panajachel. It's on Lake Atitlan, which is dramatically surrounded by mountains and volcanoes - a beautiful setting. This place was firmly on the hippie trail in the 60's and 70's, and there are still lots of groovy gringos ...

Verschüttete Straße nach einem Erdrutsch, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Verschüttete Straße nach einem Erdrutsch

A travel blog entry by tripumdiewelt

... in direkter Nähe der Hauptstadt. Dort hätten wir übernachtet und wären dann morgen in aller Ruhe die kurze Strecke nach Guatemala-Stadt gefahren, wo unser Fernreisebus nach Costa Rica abfährt. So war mein Plan.   Natürlich kommt es anders. ...

Current Projects around Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Current Projects around Lake Atitlan

A travel blog entry by medoh4

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... and economic barriers, The Childrens' Intercultural Exchange, or "interculturalidad de niños". We are bringing 5 boys, ages 10 - 13, from Guatemala City to the pueblo, San Juan la Laguna, to live with 5 similar boys there for three and a half days and ...

Amazing stories that I have witnessed, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Amazing stories that I have witnessed

A travel blog entry by pascale7171153

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... for the tourist trade of the area as it provides a base for visitors crossing the lake to visit other towns and villages. Panajachel's economy is primarily based on tourism. And that is what you can see here, a lot of shops and street vendors. A ...

Another Volcanic Crater Lake, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Another Volcanic Crater Lake

A travel blog entry by miller.time

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I stayed in a different lakeside town on Lake Antillean each of the past three nights thinking there may be something more interesting in the next town up. San Pedro, San Marcos, and Panajchel. As it turns out, since I had already stayed at two volcanic ...

Panajachel, Panajachel, Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Panajachel

A travel blog entry by blowstein

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Tracy here.  We have been in Panajachel (aka Pana) on the shore of Lake Atitlan in the south west of Guatemala.  The lake boasts several volcanoes and a few pueblos that can be visited in a short boat ride from our base.  We have been ...

Casa Redondo Life, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Casa Redondo Life

A travel blog entry by medoh4

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After a month in the hotel I moved out mid-March and moved into a dream! Yes, I'm in a small round room in a small tower on a knoll in the middle of a garden. There is another room above me, but the tenant is out of the country. It is in Barrio Norte on ...

¡El Horror! ¡El Horror!, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

¡El Horror! ¡El Horror!

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500

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... I was just kind of stunned, sitting there watching the cleaning women scrubbing the blood off the patio.  But Guatemala isn't all about dicks falling off.  Everywhere around the Lake is very Mayan.  The place I'm staying at ...

Last day in Pana, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Last day in Pana

A travel blog entry by nctraveler

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OK...I think I promised a bank horror story.  I swear to god..Walkalloverya has to be importing tellers from here.  The banks have been pretty much a horror story, but this morning I wanted to exchange travelers checks for quetzales.  I ...

Frontera Guatemala y Chicken buses viajes, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Frontera Guatemala y Chicken buses viajes

A travel blog entry by demokedes

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... srecni navkljub vsemu. Skratka cudovita izkusnja tale transfer, sedaj pa sva pristala v enem izmed najlepsih mest v Guatemali: Panajachel, kjer je situacija povsem turisticna, polno belcev in turistov, turisticne ponudbe in hrane in zraven prelepo ...

Lago de Atitlan and San Pedro, Panajachel , Guatemala travel blog

Lago de Atitlan and San Pedro

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

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We arrived in Panajachel on Lago de Atitlan via shuttle from Antigua. It only took a couple hours but you could really see a lot of the destruction caused by the flooding and land slides. Pana is completely different from Antigua, we were relieved that ...

Back to Guate and finally to Panajachel, Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Back to Guate and finally to Panajachel

A travel blog entry by medoh4

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... in the same town, I decided not to go back to Xela but to start my new life by a lake right away. I heading for Panajachel, Pana for short, on Lake Atitlan -- finally! Unfortunately, the boat out of Punto Gorda was having some engine trouble and for ...

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