is in the Guatemalan highlands and provides incredible views to
three volcanoes and the Lake Atitlan. The volcanoes, San Pedro,
Toliman, and Atitlán set an incredible stage for this town.
Panajachel is also the gateway to explore the three indigenous villages
around Lake Atitlan. Santiago Atitlan, Santa Cararina Palopo and
San Antonio Palopo, all are famous for its women weavers and their
the period of the Spanish conquering Guatemala, the shores of the
lake were the scene of the great battle in which the Spanish and
their Cakchiquel allies defeated the Tzutuhils. The Spanish set
up a church and monastery in Panajachel soon afterward, and used
the town as a center for converting the Indians of the region to
the Catholic faith. The original façade of the church stills
stands, and is one of the gems of the colonial style in Guatemala.
or Pana as it is called by many locals, is a town full of interesting
sights, sounds, and smells. The town has numerous hotels and is
full of small quality restaurants and interesting nightspots. During
the day you can visit the surrounding villages, enjoy the breathtaking
views onto the volcanoes that surround the lake or visit Panajachels
busy market street. It is one of the best places in Guatemala to
shop for souvenirs.
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