Thanks to the area’s elevation at about a mile above sea level, and its proximity to the equator, the Lake Atitlan area enjoys a year-round, spring-like climate. The nearby town of Panajachel is home to approximately 15,000 inhabitants – an eclectic mixture descendants of the Maya, Latinos and a wide variety of part and full-time transplants from North American, Europe and beyond. One thing that first-time and repeat visitors alike say that has drawn them to the lake, aside from the scenic beauty and perfect climate, is the kindness of the local people.
Panajachel is a 3-4 hours drive from the Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, or 20 minutes by helicopter.
This solidly built home is located just on the outskirts of the village of Panajachel, on a mountain side of the San Francisco River valley. It is easily accessible by car or public transport, situated right on Route 1 leading to San Andres Semetabaj.