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4 nites Atitlan and 4 nites in Antigua, itinerary

Lexington...
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4 nites Atitlan and 4 nites in Antigua, itinerary

Newest plan is 3 nites antigua, then travel to atitlan on a Saturday. The on Sunday go to the ch. market. Then Wed Return to Antigua for one night, and leave on Thursday for Tkal by plane from G c. does this sound good??

Where to stay in Atitlan .. All 4 nites in same place?? Which place has better transportation to Ch market? heard Pana and San Pedro were good places to stay. Thank you for any help.

The Dalles, Oregon
Destination Expert
for Guatemala, Belize
posts: 6,841
reviews: 137
1. Re: 4 nites Atitlan and 4 nites in Antigua, itinerary

I'm really fond of San Pedro, rough edges and all; I've put some roots down there, lots of friends. Pana is a much easier jumping off point for Chichi, imo. If your flight leaves really early for Flores, I'd stay near the airport instead of in Antigua, though you'd probably be ok with a really reliable driver. Happy trails!

Lake Atitlan
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for Lake Atitlan
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2. Re: 4 nites Atitlan and 4 nites in Antigua, itinerary

In order to really make a proper decision on which village at Lake Atitlan is best for you, you have to consider your personal taste, physical abilities, and interest.

San Pedro - rough around the edges (Hopefulist words) and more suited to the younger set or those who what very basic accommodation.

San Marcos - little to no Mayan culture. Mostly foreign owned hotels and restaurants. Some are nice, most have a tropical garden feel.

Santa Cruz - no road access and beautiful scenery along the lake shore is the main attraction. Only restaurant options are at each hotel, or at the student run restaurant in the village.

Panjachel - the most cosmopolitan of the villages. Night life, live music, and easy to walk the streets to explore the restaurants.

The Dalles, Oregon
Destination Expert
for Guatemala, Belize
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3. Re: 4 nites Atitlan and 4 nites in Antigua, itinerary

Panajachel also offers arguably the best shopping in Guatemala, for souvenirs and gifts.

There are a couple of great value, nice options for lodging in San Pedro, though the majority certainly caters to a younger set. Here are 2 favorites:

http://www.mikasohotel.com/

http://hotel-sakcari.com/

4. Re: 4 nites Atitlan and 4 nites in Antigua, itinerary

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