How do I get from Antigua to Lake Atitlan?
How to Get from Antigua to Lake Atitlan
- By Private Transfer. Duration: 2+ hours (traffic dependent)
- By Private Tour. Duration: full day (or longer)
- By Private Taxi or Rideshare. Duration: 2+ hours (traffic dependent)
- By Helicopter. Duration: <25 minutes (or half/full-day tour)
- By Rental Car.
- By Shared Shuttle.
- By Chicken Bus.
Is Lake Atitlan worth visiting?
The truth is, that the lake with volcanoes nearby is so exceptional, it is worth to visit it even for a day. On the other hand, to get the most of the area, and of some of the best things the area has to offer, consider allocating at least two to three days near the lake.
How do you get from Antigua to Semuc Champey?
The cheap way to get Antigua to Semuc Champey (like a local)
- Head to the bus terminal by the market and take a chicken bus to Guatemala City.
- Note: These are not easy changes, you will have to ask the locals for help finding the next bus you need and you may need to walk a few blocks to find the stop.
How do I get to Panajachel?
About 85 miles (113 km) from Guatemala City along the Panamerica Highway, the easiest way to Panajachel is by road. You can take private transfers direct from the city or airport, jump in a taxi, rent a car, hop on a tourist shuttle or a “chicken” bus—or, if you really want to splash out, you can go by helicopter.
Is it safe in Antigua Guatemala?
Antigua Guatemala is known to be a ‘pretty safe‘ city within the Latin American backpacker trail, and while this is true, that doesn’t mean crime doesn’t occur. Muggings and pickpocketing happen more frequently than you might think, but if you keep your wits about you there’s no reason to feel wary.
Is Lake Atitlan safe?
Hopefully with these tips, you can travel around the lake and feel more safe. I have to reiterate that Atitlan is the safest place that I’ve ever traveled to. However, especially when traveling alone, it’s always best to be cautious and aware. Now go jump on a pick-up truck and enjoy your time at the lake!
Can you swim in Lake Atitlan?
The Rules: Swimming in Lake Atitlan
There are no “rules” for swimming in Lake Atitlan – except don’t swim around the boat traffic, because you will piss the boat drivers off if they hit you. You are more than welcome to swim anywhere but do be aware of bacterial issues that Lake Atitlan faces.
Why is Guatemala so dangerous?
According to the US Department of State, Guatemala’s high murder rate is caused by four principal factors: an increase in drug trafficking; a growing prevalence of gang-related violence; a heavily armed civilian population; and a weak and incompetent police/judicial system.
How many days do you need at Lake Atitlan?
How long to spend at Lake Atitlan. I recommend spending at least 3-4 days and ideally a week. This will give you enough time to visit several of the villages, try all the things to do in Lake Atitlan, and relax.
How far is semuc Champey from Antigua?
The distance between Semuc Champey and Antigua Guatemala is 137 km. The road distance is 321.6 km.
What is there to do in lanquin?
Top Attractions in Lanquin
- Semuc Champey. 1,216.
- Lanquin Caves. 256.
- Grutas Las Marias. 114.
- Lanquin Outdoors. Bike Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours.
- Utopia Cacao Farms. Factory Tours.
- Aventura Grande. Other Outdoor Activities.
- Lanquin Chocolate. Lessons & Workshops.
- Aventuras turisticas. Hop-On Hop-Off Tours • Taxis & Shuttles.
Is semuc Champey open?
Semuc Champey will open at a limited capacity of 60 people per day. Visitors will need to book their trip in advance by phone.
How do you get around Lake Atitlan?
Lake Atitlan is cheap and relatively easy to get around. There are 4 main modes of public transport, boat, pickup truck, chicken bus or Tuk Tuk. Additionally, if you want to explore new towns and fancy a bit of freedom, you can always rent a motorcycle.
How do I get to Lake Atitlan?
Shuttles leave regularly from Guatemala City Airport to Panajachel. However most shuttles are not direct and do stop over in Antigua. This makes the total travel time to the lake around 4 1/2 hours. There are plenty of taxis available to take you directly to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan.
How safe is Guatemala?
Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America, one of the world’s highest homicide rates and a very low arrest and detention rate. Most incidents of violent crime are drug- and gang-related. They occur throughout the country, including in tourist destinations.