Travel Photo Of The Week – Panajachel Village on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Image: Panajachel Village on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
This photo was taken as we were leaving Panajachel on route to Santiago via a ferry over Lake Atitlan. I’ll have to post some photos of the lake because it is seriously stunning – one of the most beautiful I have seen. Little villages dot the circumference of the lake and it’s flanked in the back by a volcano. Travel eye candy and also extremely serene and peaceful. We were on a trip with Cooperative for Education when I took this photo and we spent the week hobnobbing around Guatemala visiting schools and local families.
Panajechel is an awesome little spot for a visit. It’s the most touristy of the towns but it has it all and is picture perfect. It’s a great place to base yourself for a trip to the lake area and then you can spend a few days visiting the other villages as well via ferry or local boat. You could probably easily spend a week exploring this area. You can hike the route between the villages as well but I wouldn’t, someone I know was hiking there and was held up by a man with a machete. This entire area of Guatemala feels incredibly safe and it was probably just a wrong time/wrong place thing but going via boat is absolutely stunning anyway and the picture perfect lake provides amazing backdrops for your photos.
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