The Panajachel, Guatemala bucket list with 40 things to do

Looking for things to do in Panajachel, Guatemala? Then you should read this Panajachel bucket list! Panajachel is in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Panajachel (also called Pana) is a small town on the North shore of Lake Atitlán and is one of the major tourism areas in Guatemala. Author Daphne will visit Panajachel from August till December 2018 for her university´s internship and made this bucket list as preparation.

The Panajachel bucket list with 40 things to do

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The Panajachel bucket list with 40 things to do: Nature

– Visit Reserva Natural Atitlán, a former coffee plantation being retaken by natural vegetation

– Watch the Sunrise from Indian’s Nose

– Do a three-day hike through the Mayan highlands

– Hike San Pedro Volcano

– Enjoy the nice views on the lake from Mirador del logo Atitlán

– Visit Panajachel Park

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The Panajachel bucket list with 40 things to do: Culture

– Visit Casa Cakchiquel, a cultural center

– Improve your Spanish skills at a local language school

– Learn about Mayan good such as textiles, paintings, jewelery, clothing, and accessories

– Go Shopping at the Market

– Visit the Church of St. Francis of Assisi

– Learn about how the volcanic eruptions have changed the landscape at Musei Lacustre Atitlán

– Visit Azul Maya Archaeological Museum

– Learn everything about cacao and chocolate at the Choco Museum

– Celebrate independence day on September 14

– Go massive drinking and enjoying the firework at the Festival of San Francisco de Asis in Panajachel

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The Panajachel bucket list with 40 things to do: Activities

– Go scuba diving in the nearby village of Santa Cruz La Laguna

– Go kayaking on lake Atitlán

– Go biking around Panajachel

– Watch a movie at Solomon’s Porch

– Hangout at Hostal La Iguana Perdida

– Chill out on the white beds of La Casa Rosa

– Swim in the infinity pool in Jaibalito

– Sweat out the toxins in a Temescal, a traditional Mayan Sauna

– Go paragliding above the lake

– Learn about the local food at a cook workshop

– Try stand up paddling at the lake

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The Panajachel bucket list with 40 things to do: Eat and drink

– Try a steak at Guajimbo’s

– Enjoy the best Papa’s Fritas in Guatemala at El patio

– Enjoy vegetarian/ healthy food and juices at the Panajachel Center

– Eat vegetable lasagna at Lazarronis

– Eat the best pizza in Guatemala at Circus Bar

– Enjoy the view at Sunset café

– Try a delicious typical breakfast plate for only 18Q at Ricassoli Pizza steak House

– Try tacos and sweet corn from a street vendor

– Try a Gallo or Cabro brand beer

– Have a drink at La Palapa

– Get a 2-for-1 Cuba Libres (rum, coke & lime wedge) for 25Q at Cafe-Bar above Tierra Maya Tours

– Visit the Motorcycle themes and Caribbean Cultural bar ‘El Caribe Carribean Biker Bar’

– Drink a coffee (with friendly owner Mike) at the Crossroads Café

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Have you already visited Panajachel? Did you like it? Do you know any other amazing things that should be added to this list?! Let me know! =)

Author: Daphne

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