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Panajachel Travel Tips

Panajachel Vacation Rentals and City Flair

Located in the Guatemalan Highlands, Panajachel vacation rentals are in the heart of a beautiful city on the coast of Lake Atitlan. Lively nightclubs and restaurants provide ample opportunity to socialize with locals and tourists alike. In fact, the area is such a hot spot for tourists and has so many foreign residents, that the natives call the city Gringotenango, meaning "place of the Gringo." Souvenir shops and market stalls are in plenty along the main street of Calle Santander.

Enjoy Mayan Culture from a Panajachel Vacation House

While the area of Panajachel is teaming with tourists, the locals are still very proud of their Mayan heritage. Los Encuentros is a private center in the town dedicated to the preservation of that culture with a medicinal plant garden and an art gallery showcasing local artists. Native locals offer fantastic specimens of arts and crafts that span centuries of culture. Patrons of Panajachel vacation rentals who have interest in architecture will enjoy San Francisco Assis, a 16th-century restored Catholic church that holds an important place in Panajachel history. Consider Lake Atitlan travel at the right times and you may be able to catch a local festival or celebration.

Lake Atitlan Travel and Activities

The beauty of Lake Atitlan is easy to recognize, and many of the activities available from your Panajachel vacation house center around the water. You can go on a sail boat excursion or take a small cruise ship around the lake. Bass fishing inthe lake is a favorite pastime for locals and tourists alike. There's also an opportunity to go paragliding, providing a fantastic view of the lake and the city. View a collection of artifacts found on the bed of Lake Atitlan at the Museo Lacustre Atitlan. You can also keep it simple and spend the day relaxing on the shores of the lake and taking everything in.

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