Panajachel Travel Guide

  • The docks of Lago de Atitlan
    The docks of Lago de Atitlan
    by DrugstoreCowgirl
  • the view from the hotel
    the view from the hotel
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  • The town map
    The town map
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Panajachel Hotels

  • Hotel Regis

    Calle Santander 3 Av. 3-47, Panajachel, Guatemala

Panajachel Tourist Traps

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    by DrugstoreCowgirl Written Jun 2, 2008

    As soon as you get near the lake, you will be accosted by a swarm of people trying to get you to go with them to cross the lake. They tried to tell us that the public ferry cost $100 US to go round-trip and they said they would take us for only $70 per person.

    Unique Suggestions: We had a Guatemala guide so we told them they were lying and the public ferry is only $2.50 RT and then they dropped their offer to $10. We ended up getting a ride for only $7.

    Fun Alternatives: If you don't want to go on a private boat, you can always take the public ferry but it's extremely crowded and leaves on a (supposedly) set schedule so you might have to wait a while.

    The docks of Lago de Atitlan
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Sailing and Boating

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