Lake Atitlan, Panajachel

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Lake Atitlan, Panajachel Reviews

aliciaaa aliciaaa
8 reviews
amazing lake Mar 03, 2010
Beautiful lake, surrounded by volcanoes and little villages. You can swin or just rest around the lake... Be careful about the guys that sell boat trips.
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mrkrueger13 mrkruege…
11 reviews
Serene, Primitive, Watch out for Tourist Traps Apr 16, 2009
Unless you get suckered into to buying something you don't need... this place is boms. Relaxing, crystal clear shores as the surrounding volcanoes add an impressive backdrop. Watersports anyone?
john1112 john1112
24 reviews
panajachel Feb 28, 2008
Panajachel, provides incredible views to three volcanoes and the Lake Atitlan, and its located in the guatemalan highlands, is also the gateway to explore the three indigenous villages around Lake Atitlan. Santiago Atitlan, Santa Cararina Palopo and San Antonio Palopo, all are famous for its women weavers and their typical clothes, The volcanoes, San Pedro, Atitlan, and Toliman set an incredible stage for this town.

Panajachel, or "Pana" as it is called by many locals, is a town full of interesting sights, sounds, and smells. The town has numerous hotels and is full of small quality restaurants and interesting nightspots. During the day you can visit the surrounding villages, enjoy the breathtaking views onto the volcanoes that surround the lake or visit Panajachel's busy market street. It is one of the best places in Guatemala to shop for souvenirs.

During the period of the Spanish conquering Guatemala, the shores of the lake were the scene of the great battle in which the Spanish and their Cakchiquel allies defeated the Tzutuhils. The Spanish set up a church and monastery in Panajachel soon afterward, and used the town as a center for converting the Indians of the region to the Catholic faith. The original fa├žade of the church stills stands, and is one of the gems of the colonial style in Guatemala.
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john1112 says:
cool! hope you have a good time

Posted on: Sep 06, 2009
kmsg8rfan says:
I am going to Atitlan this weekend!!
Posted on: Sep 06, 2009
lioncub99 says:
Good info dude the natural beauty is stunning a must go place
Posted on: Feb 29, 2008
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