Relaxed, Budget Friendly Travel - Feb 21 - Feb 28, 2019

Traveler: Kathryn P. - Local specialist: Chris Gwinner

Chris did a good job with planning everything. Casa del Mundo in Atitlan was a very nice hotel with amazing views, and I enjoyed visiting the different villages along the lake. Antigua was also a nice place with colorful colonial architecture, along with lots of shops and restaurants. I would definitely visit these places again.

My recommendation for anyone looking to visit the Atitlan region: pack lightly. You have to take a lancha (water taxi) to visit the villages, and your luggage gets placed on top of the boat. These are not big boats, and they can be packed with people depending on where you're leaving or heading to. Panajachel and San Pedro, for example, are very busy areas. The boat rides can also be a little scary and bumpy depending on how windy it is. I was definitely scared riding a lancha for the first time.

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Chris Gwinner, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for the review Kathryn and we're glad you decided to come to Guatemala! Good points about the lake - we'll keep sharing that. Be sure to spread the word to your friends, we love sharing Guatemala with the rest of the world. Cheers!