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Panajachel is a town on the shores of the picturesque Lake Atitlan, surrounded by majestic volcanoes and numerous traditional villages.

The few lakes of Guatemala are remarkable for their beauty and purity. They attract tourists not only by their beauty, but also by the legends built around them. Along both coasts of the country stretches a chain of small resort towns, now in the process of rapid development.

100 USD = 779.27 GTQ

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 11,000 people
  • GDP: $4,147 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 6 Mbps
  • Best wireless: TIGO
  • Tipping: In Guatemala tipping is a question of rewarding good service rather than an obligation. Restaurant bills don’t include gratuities; adding 10% is customary. Bellhops and maids expect tips only in the most expensive hotels. You should also give a small tip to tour guides, or to guards who show you around ruins.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best intl air carrier: United
  • Monthly costs for expat: $800
  • Monthly costs for family: $1500
  • Monthly costs for local: $420
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.3
  • Coffee: $1.3

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