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Panajachel

A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations. Hippies discovered this picturesque area back in the 1960s, when the town offered few amenities but plenty of natural charm. Today, Panajachel boasts many hotels, bars, restaurants, and shops, which make the town a pleasant base for day trips into the surrounding area. A vacation in Panajachel typically involves kayaking, scuba diving, hiking, biking, and sailing on the lake, which reflects the misty peaks of three majestic volcanoes. Panajachel is in Lake Atitlan. Use our Guatemala trip planner to arrange your visit to Panajachel and any other destinations in Guatemala that take your fancy.
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Where to stay in Panajachel

For its size, Panajachel offers an excellent selection of places to stay. The best remain just a stone's throw from the lake, near the town's ferry terminal, and consist of mid-range hotels, bed and breakfasts, and inns. If you look a few streets back from the water, you'll find some simple but budget-friendly accommodations along Calle Santander.
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