Panajachel (Spanish pronunciation: [panaxaˈtʃel], Pana) is a town in the southwestern Guatemalan Highlands, less than 90 miles from Guatemala City, in the department of Sololá. It serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name. The elevation is 1,597 metres (5,240 ft). Population was 11 thousand in the 2000 census, estimated as 15,000 now (Insituto Nacional de Estadística de Guatemala), and has approximately doubled each of the last few decades. The town of Panajachel is located on the Northeast shore of Lake Atitlán, and has become a centre for the tourist trade of the area as it provides a base for visitors crossing the lake to visit other towns and villages. "Panajachel" derives from the Kaqchikel language and roughly translates to "place of the Matasanos," the white sapote fruit tree.Wikipedia
A place in Guatemala, Panajachel is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A holiday in Panajachel can generally be of 1-2 days.
Panajachel is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Panajachel
Save 6%Lake Atitlan: Upper Mayan Trail from Antigua or Panajachel1 Reviews
Duration: 1 Days
This full day tour takes you high into the mountains above Lake Atitlan on a strenuous hike ending in Solola. Explore the vil...
Save 6%Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel2 Reviews
Duration: 6 Hrs
Visit the closest Mayan ruin to Lake Atitlan. These well preserved ruins include pyramid-temples, ball-courts, royal palaces,...
Save 9%Shared Departure Transfer: Panajachel Hotels to Guatemala City Airport1 Reviews
Book this economical, shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service from your hotel in Panajachel to Guatemala City's La A...
Save 7%Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves3 Reviews
Duration: 2 Hrs
Experience an ancient Mayan custom at a fire cleansing and protection ceremony at the Sacred Caves of Lake Atitlan. Immerse y...