Arrival to Panajachel

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a tree growing through the house and peeking above.
Nearly all international flights into Guatemala come through the main airport in Guatemala City. It's modern, clean and pretty small so we cleared customs and immigration very fast and were out and on our way. There were maybe 3 large groups of missionary / charity groups on our flight. Boy they brought a lot of stuff with them. The captain said we were delayed a few minutes leaving because someone showed up and checked 40 (yes FORTY) extra bags. I wonder if it was them.

We had a van waiting for us to take to Panajachel. I believe there are frequent tourist vans (shuttles) leaving from the airport to both Antigua and Pana. Antiga is about 1.5 to 2 hours away and Pana is 2.5 or 3. It all depends on traffic. I think the standard rate to Pana is $20 per person. With a large enough group like us we were able to get a private van for $25 each with no stops so it's a bit faster.

Upon our arrival in Pana we had beer, wine and a fabulous cook preparing homemade spinach ravioli for us at the house we rented. It was amazing! Actually we stayed in Santa Catarina de Polopo - about 4 KM to the left of Pana when facing the lake.
montecarlostar says:
Wow, and I thought 1 extra bag was a lot!!
Posted on: Mar 26, 2010
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a tree growing through the house a…
a tree growing through the house …
Outdoor patio below the pool
Outdoor patio below the pool
neighboring house
neighboring house
another bathroom in Casa Colibri
another bathroom in Casa Colibri
Pool at Casa Colibri
Pool at Casa Colibri
View from the master bath
View from the master bath
View of our house from the terrace
View of our house from the terrace
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