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Hotels, restaurants, Spanish Schools, medical in Panajachel, lancha times, etc., listed below

The Adventurer's Guide to Guatemala

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Quick Comparison: Chapala, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala

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The Boda... A Traditional Mayan Wedding

Personal Capital - Living the Village Life

Down not out in Pana

Panajachel, Guatemala to Tapachula, Mexico

San Pedro Christmas Day Pig Roast

Comparing Various Latin American Cities and Towns for Retirement Living

Comparing Panajachel, Guatemala to Oaxaca, Mexico as a Retirement Destination

Concepcion Chiquirichapa, Solola, Guatemala

The Natives are Getting Restless

Panimache, Guatemala - Where the Shoe Shine Boys Live

Holy Week Procession, Panajachel

Quick Comparison: Chapala, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala

Safety in Guatemala

Oh Joy! Another Dental Emergency, Pana

Tuscani Restaurant, Pana

Growing Cafe Kitsch, Pana

Maya Market Day, Panajachel

Club Ven Aca, Jaibalito

Mammogram in Guatemala

Dock in Panajachel with view of volcanoes

Dock in Panajachel with view of volcanoes

Circus Bar, Panajachel

Artesano Vinos y Quesos, San Juan

Lole's Place, San Pedro

Pequenos Pecados, San Pedro

Billy's San Pedro Adventure





Ladies Who Lunch, CECAP Santa Cruz

Smokin' Joes BBQ, Panajachel

Japanese Sushi, Panajachel

Hotel Nuestro Sueno

Lake Atitlan Wellness Clinic

Cost of Living, Panajachel, Guatemala

Hotel La Riviera de Atitlan

Dr. DePena and the Lake Atitlan Wellness Clinic

Dr. DePena and the Lake Atitlan Wellness Clinic

Is Eating Street Food Safe?

The Ceviche Man

Chero's Bar, Pana

Meeting Jesus in Guatemala, Pana

Things to Do in Panajachel, Guatemala

Maya Beauty Salon, Pana

A Taste of Paradise, Jaibalito, Guatemala

San Marcos Lake Trip

Solola to Concepcion

Faces of Guatemala

Awesome Christmas Day Pig Roast

Solola Market video

Market Day in Solola

Eatin' Good in the 'Hood

Fresh fruits and vegetables at Panajachel Market

Fresh fruits and vegetables at Panajachel Market


Unlocking the "Girl Effect" in Guatemala

Panajachel, Guatemala, The Beginning of the World

The Pana Vortex

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VIDEO - Inside the Day Market in Panajachel, Guatemala

VIDEO - It's Party Time at Kitsch Cafe - LIVE MUSIC!  

VIDEO - Hanging out in Panajachel, Guatemala

VIDEO - View of Lake Atitlan and Santa Catarina Village, Guatemala

VIDEO - Lake Front and Village Views of Santa Catarina, Guatemala

VIDEO - On the Shore in Santa Catarina, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

VIDEO - Santa Catarina, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

VIDEO - Beautiful Lightning Show over Lake Atitlan


Hotels in Panajachel

Panajachel has a population of about 15,000 with the most percentage of Kachiquel Mayans on the Lake. Altitude is 1597 meters. Pana is the most developed town in the Lake Atitlan area. It has a larger Expat community than the other towns and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. There are many hotels, restaurants, a large supermarket and a colorful Maya day market. There is a selection of NGO's for volunteering opportunities.

Private tours of towns around Lake Atitlan with Samuel Gonzales, Tele: 402. 4133. 2912

Spanish School Jabel Tinamit - One-to-one clases, friends learning together, homestays  

Alta Vista furnished apartments, 14th floor with amazing view of the lake. Parking, pool, Jacuzzi, gardens. Email:

Bungalows El Aguacatal, Calle de las Buenas Nuevas, Panachel, Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala, Tele: 502. 3454. 0753 Wifi, parking, Cable TV.

Casa Colonial Nine rooms, Tele: 502. 7762. 0743, Calle Monterrey 3-39, Website:  Panajachel.


Casa Texel Hotel, 2da. Avenida 5-52, Zona 2, Calle Rancho Grande, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7762. 1712, / 502. 7762. 2076 Email:  Rooms have a kitchen

Corazon del Lago Hotel Boutique, Calle del Embarcadero 0-56, zona 2, Panajachel, Solola. Tele: 7762. 0025 Email:

El Chaparral Hotel & Travel Agency, Final Calle Santander, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala Tele: 7762. 2611. Comfortable rooms, Cable TV, parking, heated pool, Wifi.

Hotel Atitlan, finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7762. 1441 / 7762. 2060 Email: 

Hotel Chinimaya Calle Chinimaya, Avenida Rancho Grande, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7762. 0142 Email: Clean rooms, includes breakfast

Hotel Dos Mundos, Panajachel, Calle Santander, 4-72, Zona 2. Tele: 7762. 2078. Email: Pool, parking, laundry, gardens, Cable TV, security boxes, travel agency, conference room.

Hotel Fonda del Sol, Calle Principal 1-74, Zona 2 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Tele: 7762. 1162. Email: 15 Comfortable rooms, Parking, laundry, garden.

Hotel Jardines del Lago Calle Monterrey, Panajachel, Tele: 502. 7762.6114-15, international restaurant, water sports, internet, parking.

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Cafe Kitsch cafe and wine bar

Cafe Kitsch cafe and wine bar

Hotel Jere Avenida Rancho Grande, 150 meters from the public beach, Panajachel, Guatemala. Email: Private bath, hot water, Cable TV, WiFi, covered parking, laundry service, Travel agency.

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Hotel Playa Linda, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Tele: 502. 7762. 0096 / 97. Website: Comfortable rooms with fireplace, Cable TV, internet, swimming pool, gardens beautiful lake views.

Hotel Primavera, Calle Santander, understated elegance in the heart of Panajachel. Wifi. Tele: 7762. 2052 Email: 

Hotel Real Santander, 3a Avenida 3-45 Zona 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Tele: 7762. 2915 / 17,  Email:  Comfortable rooms, Cable TV, parking, laundry.

Hotel Regis is located about halfway down Santander. A selection of decent rooms, a restaurant and probably its best feature is the volcanic water hot tubs. If you are a guest at the hotel, the tubs and Maya sauna are free. You can pay to visit the hot tubs, but the deal is to purchase a monthly membership for them. Good value. The water is changed daily in the mornings and can be very hot. Other times, you must ask the attendant to heat up the pools for you. Natural hot spring fed.

Hotel Utz Jay, Calle 15 de Febrero 2-50, zona 2 Panajachel, Tele: 502. 7762. 0217. Email: and Website: Free WiFi, shuttle services, Jacuzzi, Laundry.

Jenna's River Bed and Breakfast At Casa Loma in Panajachel, Guatemala. Jennifer Bigman, owner. Email: Tele: 502. 5458. 1984 / 502. 7762. 1447.   

Kakchiquel Hoteles 90 rooms, 10 junior suites,  internet, TV, Cable, Telephone, swimming pool, jacuzzi. Avenida Santander and Calle Monterey, Avenida Santander and Calle Los Tigres, Panajachel. Tele: 7762.0634, 7762.0815-16, 7762.1312,  Email:

Korean Coffee Shop - Cafe Loco located on Santander. Hot spot for young travelers, good coffee.

Lake Atitlan Spa offers customized personal retreats for body, mind, spirit. 100% off-grid, private boat only access. 5 star accommodations and affordable elegance. Innovative Avesa Quantum Spa Treatments. All inclusive Wellness Programs with delicious food. Website:

Lakeside Luxury Vacation Villas B'Alam Ya Lakeside between Panajachel and Santa Catarina Palopo Tele: 502. 7762. 2522 or 7955. 8282 Website:

La Posada de Don Jose Up from the day market 2a Avenida, Calle Principal 3-49, Zona 1, Panajachel. Tele: 502. 7762. 2176 or 7762. 2630 / 31 or /33. Clean rooms, garden setting.

Los Arboles Apart-Hotel, Avenida de los Arboles 0-42, Zona 2, Panajachel, Atitlan Tele: 502. 762. 0544 / 45 / 47 / 48 email: Apartments with kitchenettes, laundry available, solarium, Cable TV    

Rancho Grande Inn, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala, The best Bed & Breakfast. Tele: 502. 7762. 2255. Email:

Hand embroidered huipiles for sale

Hand embroidered huipiles for sale

Panajachel Restaurants, Bars, Miscellaneous

Atlantis Restaurant Cafe, Music Pub Open daily 7 a.m. to midnight. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, chicken, pasta, meats, fish, subs, sandwiches, vegetarian specials, Happy Hour, more. Calle Principal, Panajachel

Batres Farmacia is a chain of pharmacies you will find all over Guatemala the one in Panajachel is located on Calle Principal, near Chalo's grocery store. You can order many of your medicines from them if they do not have them in stock.

Beauty Salon - Salon de Belleza y Spa Avenida de los Arboles next to the Circus Bar, Panajachel. Tele: 502. 5958. 7722 or 3497. 9033 Email:

Ceviche stands are located throughout Panajachel. We have tried several and all seem to be pretty good. Freshly made and a good value.

Chalos Grocery Store is located on Calle Principal at the corner and intersection where La Dispensa Grocery Store is located. Currently its newly renovated building is yellow and is hard to miss. Has some great local chocolate, decent meat and cheese selection as well as a wine and liquor selection. Panajachel.

Circus Bar and Restaurant on Avenida de los Arboles. Open noon to midnight. Live music. Take out Tele: 502. 5503. 0708 Tele to restaurant: 502. 7762. 2056, Panajachel.  Website: Email: Great pizzas, meats, salads.

Computer Repair 8th Avenue 7-63, Zona 2 Solola, Telephone: 5012.7933

Computer Repair Av. De Los Arboles, El Pueblito Local No.1 Panajachel, Cell: 4274. 5467 Tele/Fax 7762. 1759 email: Speak with Alvaro Buch, English spoken.

Crossroads Cafe Michael and Adele Roberts, 0-27 Calle del Campanario, Panajachel. Email: Website: Great coffee, good pastries, friendly people.

La Dispensa is the largest grocery store in Panajachel. It is located on the road out to Jucanya where Chalo's Grocery store is on the corner. La Dispensa has pretty much anything you could want for the basics of living. Try their fresh roasted whole chickens.

Farmacia in Gran Plaza Asis There is a pharmacy on the second floor of this little plaza just a stone's throw from the Maya Day Market. Has the best prices in town.

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Guajimbo's Restaurante y Parrillada Uruguaya Salads, beef, chicken, fish, soups, pastas, burgers, beer, wine, coffee, fruit juices. Excellent dishes, try the Pollo Parmesano. Portions are huge. Closed Thursdays. Located on Santander. Panajachel.

IL Bucato Bio Lavanderia, Calle Santander, Rincon Sai Building, First Floor. Email: Tele: 502. 7762. 1418 or 502. 5879. 5342. Open Mon - Fri, 8am to 7pm, Sat, 8am to 6pm.

Jabel Tinamit Spanish School Avenida de  Los Arboles y Callejon Las Armonias. Tele: 502. 3033. 7137 or 7762. 6056 Email: Website: 4-6 hours per day, 5 days/week Local Family Homestay available, Volunteer opportunities. One-on-one online spanish Lessons.

Japanese Food Home Delivery Selection of 9 different dishes, sushi and tempura freshly made and delivered to your address. Husband and wife team. They speak Japanese, a little Spanish (enough to order and deliver) and no English. Tele: 502. 5431. 5719. Panajachel.

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Shoe repairman in Panajachel

Shoe repairman in Panajachel

Kukulkan Travel Lake adventure tours, climb the volcano, live with a Mayan family. guided boat or bicycle tours. Tele: 502. 5755. 7030 or 7762. 2781. Website: Panajachel near tourism police and Hotel Jere.

Kitsch Cafe/Bar on Santander in Panajachel. Good coffee, truffles, breakfast, German pastries, wine bar, beer, restaurant. Tele: 502. 7762. 0821 or 5711. 2050

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Magic Travel Agency Avenida Santander, Zona 2, Panajachel. Ricardo Montoya, Tele: 502. 5978. 1280 or 502. 7762. 0963. Email: Website:

Maya Day Market is located up at the top of Calle Principal where the road intersects  to go to Godinez. Great variety in fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, dry goods, clothing, shoes, belts, tipico shops and has a couple of restaurants located throughout the market. Saturdays and Sundays the market spills out into the street. Panajachel.

Notary and Lawyer - T. Marleny Churunel Hernandez, 1a Calle 4-18 zona 2, Santa Elena 1 Panajachel, Solola Guatemala Tele: 502. 7762. 2727 or 502. 5345. 5499.

Pollo Campero at intersection of Santander and Calle Principal. Has decent salads and pizza in a pinch for 40Q. Other offerings. Panajachel.

Restaurante Hana Japanese food located in Panajachel on Calle 14 de Febrero. Tele: 502. 4298. 1415. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Garden setting. Open Noon to 9 pm.

Sandra's Grocery Store is located on Calle Principal and is currently a brightly painted yellow building. It is a little pricey, but has the best cheese, meat, wine, liquor, and imported goods selection in Panajachel. They have great submarine sandwiches. A second smaller location, is on Santander, across from the school.





Santander Street is filled with restaurants of various sorts, hotels, bars, coffee shops, small grocery stores, telephone shops, computer repair shops and tipico shops. You will find a bookstore near Chinitas Restaurant if you like paperback books. 

Tecno Mundo Everything for your computer including repairs. Panajachel: Avenida Santander 4-05 Local B. Zona 2, Tele: 502. 7762. 0841. Solola: 7 Avenida 9-05 Zona 2, Tele: 502. 7762. 5251. Santiago, Atitlan: 3 A Avenida 2-09 Zona 3, Tele: 502. 7721. 7995

The Book Store & The Tropical Travel Agency Over 4,000 books, Atitlan's best book store.  Lake tours, climb volcanoes, Mayan ceremonies, local hikes. Central Comercial El Patio next to La Chinita Restaurant. Santander in the center of town, Panajachel. 

Tierra Maya Travel Agency Avenida Santander, 1-77 Zone 2, Panajachel. Tele: 502. 5697. 9568 or 502. 7762. 0929, Email:

Tipico Shops are shops that sell local Guatemalan goods, weaving, beaded items, pillow cases, fabric, Huipiles. There are several shops located in the Maya Day Market and many stands are set up all along the main street of Santander. You will find some very good quality of work. Don't be afraid to bargain.

Tuscani Restaurant Final Calle Santander, Panajachel. Great Italian food and fresh dishes, meats, pastas, chicken, fish. Tele: 502. 7762. 1051 or 5515. 5252 Email: Chef/owner Walter.

Maya women selling fresh produce

Maya women selling fresh produce

Ulsan Italian Restaurant and Pizzaria located on Santander behind Cafe Kitsch. Home delivery. Tele: 502. 7762. 2338. Panajachel.

Transportation: Buses, Lanchas & Shuttles

A Viajar Guatemala Travel Agency Door to door shuttles LOCATED IN ANTIGUA No. 20 7th Avenue North. Tele: 502. 7832. 9207 or 4145. 8494. For 24 hours 502. 5454. 6200 Shuttles all over Guatemala with connections to El Salvador, Leon, Belize, Costa Rica, Copan, Honduras. Email:

MITASFA Shuttle Service, From Panajachel to Antigua and Guatemala City, Chichicastenango Market Day, and eleven other cities including Mexico and Honduras. Manuel is the owner, Email: or Tele: 502. 5448. 9886 also 502. 7762. 0556.

Onvisa Guatemala Tours and packages LOCATED IN ANTIGUA 6a. Calle Poniente #40. Tele: 502. 5226. 3441 or 5649. 4290. For 24 hours 502. 4823. 4975 or 4823. 4975 Shuttles all over Guatemala plus El Salvador, costa Rica, Belize, Mexico. Email:


Chicken buses from Panajachel to Guatemala City, Xela, Santiago and other towns running very often andleaving from the Main Bus Stop, next to Comercial Dorada at top of Calle Santander or frequent buses along main highway. To Antigua, take a Guatemala City Bus and change buses in Chimaltenango. Ther are also Pullmann Buses, ask in the travel agencies.

San Pedro Chicken Buses leaving on the main road in front of the Catholic church in the center. If you are coming from San Marcos, they make stops in San Juan and in San Pablo.

San Pedro to Guatemala City (4 hours) Monday - Saturday a.m.: 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10--12p.m.- 1:30-2p.m. (last). Only Monday morning, first bus at 2 a.m. Sunday a.m. 6-7-8---10--12p.m. - 1 - 1:30 - 2 p.m. (last).

San Pedro to Xela (Quetzaltenango, 2.5 to 3 hours): Monday to Saturday a.m. 4:45 - 5:45 - 6:30 - 10:30 - 11 Sunday, 6 a.m. Pullmann Buses: 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (last) also Sundays.

San Pedro to Santiago (1 hour) whole week: 6 a.m./12:30 p.m.

San Pedro to Antigua Take bus to Guate City CHANGE in Chimaltenango (3 hours) to Antigua Buses, another 1/2 an hour.

For Shuttles to the airport, Antigua, Monterrico and other travel spots or private transport you need to ask in the travel agencies.

Tuk tuks San Pedro 5Q in the village. To San Juan 10Q per person. Panajachel, 5Q per person, sometimes more to go to Jucanya. Ask driver before getting in. Antigua, 10Q per one tuk tuk, weekends, 15Q. Nights are more expensive.

Lanchas from Panajachel to San Pedro 25Q. First boat leaves at 6 a.m., then you need to wait for 12 people to fill the boat in order to leave. Some boats go along the shore passing by every village (a nice 1 hour tour) and others are "directo" - straight to San Pedro. You need to ask. Different towns along the lake are different prices. Santiago is 25Q. Last boats to leave are at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Lanchas from San Pedro to Panajachel 25Q. First boat leaves around 8 a.m., then you need to wait for 12 people to fill the boat in order to leave. Last boat at 5 p.m.

Lanchas along the shore First boat at 6 a.m., then every 20 minutes until 5 p.m. To San Marcos, 10Q, to Santa Cruz, 20Q, to Panajachel, 25Q.

Lanchas from San Pedro to Santiago 25Q. First boat leaves at 6 a.m., then every hour, last boat at 5 p.m. In Santiago, ask about the last boat to San Pedro. There are times during the day when the boats don't go. Last lancha at 5 p.m.

Private Lancha, $50USD. Ask the Lancheros or tourist guides.

View of Lake Atitlan from Restaurant Ven Aca

View of Lake Atitlan from Restaurant Ven Aca

Medical - Hospitals, Doctors, Clinics, Lawyers

Solola, Jucanya, Panajachel & San Marcos

Atitlab, Centro de Analisis, Final Santander, 5-38, zona 2, Panajachel, Lab for blood tests, blood bank. Mon-Fri. 7am to 5 pm. Dra. Magda Teresa Catalina Flores Lopez. Tele: 502. 4935. 8173, 502. 4259.7177 email:

Batres Farmacia is a chain of pharmacies you will find all over Guatemala the one in Panajachel is located on Calle Principal, near Chalo's grocery store. You can order many of your medicines from them if they do not have them in stock.

Bracamonte Medical Clinic, Dr.Luis Efrain Bracamonte Rovelo. Ultrasound, Electrocardiogram, Laboratory and Prescriptions. Clinica Medica, Barrio Norte frente a Panadish, Tele: 5692. 6280 or 4147. 6039, Daughter Ana Lucia Tele: 4207. 1862, Email: More phone numbers - 502. 5379. 7485 OR 502. 5171. 2700

Central de Salud, on Calle Principal, up towards La Dispensa. You can walk in here for free for services. There are free acupuncture sessions given by Diane Dreyfus, who often brings in international doctors to help with the locals. Contact her on her Facebook Page to ask about her free Hornadas and clinics. 

Clinica Dental Dra. Luisa La Guardia Garcia, Calle Santander, Zone 2, Centro Comercial Plaza Atitlan Loca 23 & 24. Panajachel. Tele: 502. 7762. 1220 Emergencies: 502. 5475. 3061. Email: English spoken.

Clinica Dental Solola, 7th Avenue 8-48, zona 2, Solola. Emergency phone 5416.5369. Hours M-F 8 am - 12 pm and 2pm - 5pm. Saturday 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Clinica Medica de Ginecologia y Obstetricia Luz Y Vida, M-F 9 am - 7 pm Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm, 24 hour emergency phone: Tele 4154.9478 and 7762.4709, 0-374 Avenida Venancio Barrios Zona 2, Solola.

Dental Shalom 11 Calle 7-45 zona 2 de Solola M-F 8 am - 6 pm, Emergency phone 5618.0357, 5215.4122

Dental Surgery Dr. Carlos Rodolfo Garcia Garcia. Panajachel near La Dispensa. Tele: 502. 4148. 3072. or 5514. 3107. Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to Noon, 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 7a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dentist Yadira Kastillode Gonzalez, 2nd Ave. 2-36 Zone 1, Barrior Norte in front of Veterinary Hospital, Solola, 7762. 6231

Dentist Carlos Rodolfo Garcia Garcia, Dental Surgeon, Calle Final Hotel Victoria Zona 2, Panajachel. Tele: 4148. 3072 or 5438. 1445. Hours Mon - Friday 8 am to Noon and 3 pm to 7pm. Saturdays 7 am to 1pm.

Dra. Anabella F. Perez Consuegra, General Medicine & Natural, 0 Calle 2-94, Zona 4, Barrio Jucanya, Tele: 5526. 9099 / 5439. 8191 Email:

Dra. Loza Ophthalmologist, Clinica Hermano Pedro, Sexta Calle 6-36, Barrio el Calvario, Solola, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 5759. 7027 / 502. 7762. 3580 Monday - Friday 9am-noon, 2pm-6pm Saturday 9am-noon. Uses EyeScan diagnostic clinic in Guatemala City: 10a Calle 3-01, Zona 14, Edificio Artes Medicas, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Email: Tele: 502. 2337. 2338 / 2337. 0274 

Dra. Zully Arroyave, Internal medicine, Sanatorio Philippe Pinel, 5a Calle 7-48, Zona 2, Solola, Tele: 7762. 3294.

Dr. Luis Cordon, Geriatrics, care at home, M-F, Panajachel, Tele: 4049.0774

Farmacias Galeno Panajachel, Calle Principal 0-00 Zona 2 (right next to Pollo Campero at the traffic light) tele: 7762. 0867. Will deliver your order to your home, 6am to 10pm - open 24 hours, every day. Website:

Farmacia in Gran Plaza Asis There is a pharmacy on the second floor of this little plaza just a stone's throw from the Maya Day Market. Has the best prices in town.

La Asuncion Laboratoria Clinico Biotolico, Licda. Kenia Maria Caballeros Barragan, Calle Principal, Callejon Maria Cruz local 6C, Telefax: 502. 7762. 6268, Website: Email: Panajachel. In SOLOLA: 7a Avenida 11-52 Zona 2, Tele: 502. 7762. 4869 Telefax: 502. 7762. 3303.

Imessa Medical Images and Sonograms 15 Calle 4-10, Zona 1, Barrio el Carmen, Solola. Tele: 502. 7762. 5413. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to Noon. Email: Website:     

Lake Atitlan Wellness Clinic Dr. Luis De Pena, 3-34 Calle Monterrey, Panajachel, Guatemala, CA, 07010

Massage and more, Marta Lynd-Atlan, East West Center, San Marcos, Tele: 5521. 3059, Acupressure, Teishin and Moxa, abdominal massage, back treatments. 

Mayra Lisbeth Tobias Munoz, Lawyer and Notary, 0 Calle 1-99, Zona 3, Barrio Jucanya, Panajachel. Also located in Solola. Tele: 7762. 0870 or 7762. 0678. Cell: 5913. 8868 Email: . Has extensive knowledge and experience in Civil, Commercial, Corporate and Real Estate Law. Also works for private businesses, Immigration and Non-profit Organizations. Appointments can be made by Skype conference (Skype ID mayratobias), email, telephone and in person. English and Spanish spoken.

PanaMed Clinicas de Especialidades (tele: 4224. 2648) just moved to the other side of La Dispensa Familiar, on a side street. Tuk tuks know where it is. Panajachel. Dra. Juarez (speaks English) Gynaecologist, Dr. Carlos Cunningham, chiropractor, Naturopath,  Tele: 7762. 0281. Internal medicine, Dra. Clara Cabrera, tele: 3006. 1428. Ask about other services provided in Clinic, since it seems to be fluid. Open Monday through Saturday.

Colorful display at Maya market

Colorful display at Maya market

Medical Tourism, Concierge Services, International Insurance

Guatemala Medical Travel brings the most highly skilled surgeons, doctors and dentists of Guatemala together with patients from America, and other countries, who are seeking a more cost-effective solution to their medical needs. A treatment referral and travel agency, Guatemala Medical Travel will help you maintain your bills at 60-80% less than normal US prices and help you will all details including accommodation, translation, transfer of funds, tour guides and all personal services. 

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HTH Worldwide gives you quotes for international health insurance covering inside and outside the U.S. Plans include the Global citizen for crew ship members or missionaries, or Global Citizen Expat. View benefits, get a quote.

International Triage is a pioneer in care management for patients outside their country of residence, specializes in offering world-class treatment destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. There is a 24/7 help desk and a second opinion option.

International Health Insurance  IHI was one of the first insurance companies in the world to offer international insurance plans. Over the last 30 years IHI has introduced more new products than any of the competitors including preventative services, health consulting services and online solutions for the convenience of their customers. Both healthcare insurance and travel insurance.

For more information on Medical Tourism, please see our Medical Tourism Page

World Nomads Travel insurance, recommended by Lonely Planet. Available to people from over 150 countries, designed for adventurous travelers, cover for medical, evacuation, baggage and activities.

Starfish One by One empowers young women through education and mentorship to become leaders in their community. They invest in the education of rural Mayan adolescent girls who otherwise would have no education beyond 6th grade. Studies show that the educated girl transforms herself, her family, her community, and her world.

Opal House Guatemala, Dr. William Boegel, Email: Tele in the US: 206. 255. 8596 / 425. 647. 9328 Quinta Los Pinos KM140 RN-11, Agua Escondida, Dept. Solola 07013. Tele in Guatemala: 011.502. 5137. 7450

For more volunteer opportunities, see our Volunteer Page.

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