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.
How far is Antigua from Lake Atitlan?
Just under 50 miles (80 km) from Antigua in the Sierra Madre highlands, lies Lake Atitlán, Central America’s deepest lake. There are different villages scattered around the lake, most of which are only accessible by lancha (small boats) or helicopter.
How do I get from Antigua to Tikal?
The normal way to get from Antigua to Tikal – Take an overnight bus from Guatemala City
- First, buy a shuttle from Antigua Guatemala to Guatemala city, buy the latest one that departs at 7pm. This will drop you off at the central bus station.
- Then in a separate transaction, you will need to buy your night bus ticket.
How do you get to Lake Atitlan?
Perhaps the easiest and most popular to get to Lake Atitlan is by bus (not to be confused by the local chicken buses). There are buses that leave regularly from Guatemala City, including direct from the airport, as well as Antigua.
How far is Panajachel from Antigua?
Just over 50 miles (80 km) from the colonial city of Antigua, you can reach Panajachel by private transfer, taxi or Uber, shuttle bus, local bus, or rental car. The drive usually takes 2.5 hours.
How do I get from Guatemala City to Antigua?
The main ways you can get from Guatemala City to Antigua are:
- Airport Taxi.
- Book a private driver.
- Take a shared shuttle.
- Book the CA Express.
- Use public transport (AKA the chicken bus)
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.
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!
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.
How far is Tikal from Antigua?
The distance between Antigua Guatemala and Tikal is 319 km. The road distance is 567.3 km.
How do you get from Antigua to Flores?
The fastest way to get from Antigua Guatemala to Flores is to bus and fly. Taking this option will cost $100 – $350 and takes 3h 39m.
How do you get to Flores Guatemala?
There are two ways to get to Flores from Guatemala City: by bus and by plane. If your budget will allow, I would highly recommend flying there. The reason for this is that the flight takes about 45 minutes as opposed to a 8-12 hour bus ride.
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 Guatemala from Lake Atitlan?
To get from the capital of Guatemala City to Lake Atitlán, you’ll have to travel 77 miles (126 km), and the best way to make the journey is by car.