The second half of our too-brief stint in Guatemala took place in Panajachel, the biggest town on the shores of the Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala’s largest crater lake. The enormous blue expanse, ringed by cloud-topped volcanoes on every side, was impressive.
There’s no end to boat trips, hikes, kayaking trips, and bike rides you can take from Panajachel (locals call it “Pana”). There is also an endless street of craft stalls with (allegedly) the cheapest prices in Guatemala. We took advantage and shopped a lot!
We definitely didn’t have enough time at Lago de Atitlán! Next time we’ll have to explore the smaller villages surrounding the lake. It was a great short visit though!