Panajachel, also known as Pana, is a charming city located on the shores of Lake Atitlán, in Sololá.
The atmosphere is impressive for its beauty, and the people who are very kind. Because of its climate and tranquility, it makes it a perfect place to relax. The weather is absolutely perfect - temperatures hover around 70s-80s (21-27 C) during the day and 50s-60s (10-20 C) at night. No need for heating or air conditioning. The clearest weather is from December to February; dry season runs from November to April.
It offers natural reserves, diversity of restaurants, nightlife, craft market and Spanish schools. Also, it is home to a primarily indigenous community. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the Mayans, it’s not that they disappeared — come to Lake Atitlan and you will be surrounded by them! And each town has its own signature style of clothing.
It is a small town with a booming tourist industry, giving the town a "disneyland" feeling (full of souvenir shops, restaurants, and more...). Panajachel is one of the major tourism areas in Guatemala. Panajachel offers a spectacular view of the San Pedro, Tolimán and Atitlán volcanoes. It is a starting point, by boat, to visit the different municipalities.
Santander Street is among other points of interest in Panajachel. The street has become a point of reference where you can find a variety of handicrafts, restaurants, hotels, and other services that make the destination a pleasant experience. You cannot miss the Church of San Francisco, which shows the richness of the imagery; the local market, where villagers sell their agricultural products; and the museums and nature reserves.