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The Best Night Life in Panajachel

Of all of the towns around the lake, Panajachel definitely has the most diverse nightlife. On weekends, you are sure to find live music in many different venues, a handful of clubs, and restaurants that shift to bars and the evening goes on. Here are Panajachel’s most popular nighttime hangouts. Bars 1. La Palapa, Calle […]

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Another Sun Sets On Lake Atitlan

The sun was on the verge of vanishing. It was moving faster and faster towards it’s home under the horizon when it simply stopped. Now it’s just sitting there, perched on its’ volcanic mountain ridge. I remove my sunglasses and stare directly into the fire. The sun is motionless. I concentrate, making every effort to […]

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Staying Safe Around Lake Atitlan

Okay, so I’m sure you’ve been wondering about it. After all, Central America isn’t widely known as the safest region in the world. And Guatemala does have a violent history, especially in the ’80s and ’90s during the civil war. Unfortunately, many people still associate the country with its violent past, and some even warn […]

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What It’s Like To Volunteer In Guatemala

One of the the many draws to Lake Atitlan are the dozens of nonprofits and international schools around the lake. The large indigenous population in the surrounding communities, along with the beautiful lakeside setting, makes Atitlan the ideal location for nonprofits and the young volunteers they rely on. I spent six months living and volunteering […]

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Top 5 Free Things To Do Around Lake Atitlan

So you’ve paid your hotel deposit. You treated yourself to a nice dinner last night. And you just spent 1oQ to use the internet for an hour. Ready for a break from spending? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Atitlan is full of free fun – it just takes a little searching. To start you […]

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The Shopper’s Guide to Lake Atitlan

It’s happened to the best of us. We’ve just finished negotiating an awesome deal for a beautiful textile, and minutes after the purchase we walk past an identical item being sold for $20 less. We’ve been cheated. And all we have to show for it is a cheap rug that’s falling apart in our hands […]

Staying Safe Around Lake Atitlan

Okay, so I’m sure you’ve been wondering about it. After all, Central America isn’t widely known as the safest region in the world. And Guatemala does have a violent history, especially in the ’80s and ’90s during the civil war. Unfortunately, many people still associate the country with its violent past, and some even warn […]

How Much Does It Cost To Live In Guatemala

While Lake Atitlan isn’t as cheap as more rural parts of Guatemala, it’s still relatively cheap. And while the cost of living greatly depends on the type of lifestyle you want to live, you generally won’t spend more than 800$/month. Below is a run down of my monthly expenditures. While I try to stick to […]

How To Travel To Lake Atitlan Guatemala

One of the main draws of Lake Atitlan is it’s isolation. The air is pristine and without pollution. The the Mayan culture, protected by the highlands of Guatemala, continues to thrive. Yet despite this isolation, Lake Atitlan is relatively easy and not to mention cheap to travel to. Step 1 Find Your Flight In order […]