Panajachel © Guillen Perez
The holiday resort town of Panajachel in the highlands has a
large population of long-term hippie expats and a distinctly
Western character. The relaxed ambience accompanies breath-taking
views of three volcanoes that sit near the lake. There are many
hotels, small restaurants and lively nightspots, with a mosaic of
sensory delights awaiting visitors.
It is a good base for exploring the more traditional villages surrounding the lake and offers good shopping and swimming around the town. Food lovers will enjoy sampling the diverse local cuisine in one of the numerous restaurants or cafés.