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      Santiago Atitlán Jun 2, 2016 at 9:20 AM


      Need to find “Jose” - who was a victim in the 1990 massacre in Santiago Atitlan. I met him in 2000 - he was socializing in his wheelchair on the cement pathway outside of the home where I was experiencing a 4-day home stay in Santiago Atitlan. I was from Oklahoma and he had spent a year in a hospital there in 1990. He was about 30 years then, so now is around 45 yrs. I plan to spend one day in Santiago Atitlan on June 18th, 2016. I want to reconnect with Jose and with the family - both lived in the area to the right when you go up the hill from the boat dock. The family were weavers and had a very large loom in their living room and at least one young child. ANY HELP IN LOCATING THEM WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED. PS I also would appreciate any info on an inexpensive place to stay the night where we can connect with some locals. Perhaps the Santiagita Hostel? I need an email or phone number to make a reservation. I am bringing my 16 yr old granddaughter, who speaks Spanish. We will be going to Habitat for Humanity in San Lucas Toliman for two weeks after this. We will need transportation from Guat. Airport early in morning on June 18th to Santiago Atitlan. Would it be best(quicker,safer) to go by car/bus direct to Santiago A. or to Panachel by car/bus and then by boat to Santiago A.? Then from Santiago A. to the Toliman Hotel in San Lucas Toliman either later that day or the next morning. any suggestions?

      2 Answers Jun 2, 2016 at 12:02 PM
    • Transportation and Spanish schools?

      San Pedro La Laguna Jun 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      Hi there!
      I'm planning on spending August studying Spanish in Guatemala, ideally at la Coopertiva (but open to suggestions). I know next to no Spanish and will be a solo female traveller, so I'm a bit concerned about getting there alone. My two questions are:

      1) What's the safest way to get there from the airport for someone who can't speak Spanish (yet)?
      2) If anyone has taken classes at La Coopertiva or another Spanish school in San Pedro, would you be willing to chat one on one about your experience?


      6 Answers Jun 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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      Curiosidad sobre el campo magnetico en el Depto. de Solola

      Departamento de Sololá Oct 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

      Necesito informacion acerca del campo magnetico en el Depto. de Solola que esta localizado en la carretera que de Cocales hacia el Lago de Atittlan.

    • how does one get there from guatemala city?

      San Pedro La Laguna Mar 9, 2009 at 7:58 PM


      any recommendations on how one gets grom the guatemala city aurora airport, to san pedro?

      i've read some vague mentionings of minibuses costing around10. could someone please give me some more specific information?

      can you get a mini bus to san pedro from the aurora airport?
      if not, where in guatemala city do you have to go to get it?

      what are the most recommended minibus companies?

      i am a female travelling alone, i want to feel safe.

      anybody familiar with don juan's minibus service? his website states that his bus seats 10 people, but he charges a flat rate of125 per trip, no matter how many people are in the bus. does anyone know if this bus fills up?

      i would greatly appreciate any advice!


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      4 Answers Apr 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM
    • Panajachel

      Panajachel May 7, 2008 at 3:25 PM

      After staying in antigua for three nights, we are traveling to panajachel for a couple days. If you know anything about hotels, activities, restaurants, etc., I would appreciate it.

      2 Answers May 7, 2008 at 9:42 PM
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      Panajachel - San Cristobal De La Casas

      Panajachel Apr 10, 2008 at 1:47 AM

      is there a strait shuttle bus from Panajachel to San Cristobal de la Casas and how much it costs, or one has to do a lot of bus changes as it was discribed by one VT member? I am looking for the fastest way (if any), rather than the cheapest way. any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

      5 Answers May 23, 2009 at 7:56 AM

      San Pedro La Laguna Mar 18, 2008 at 4:35 PM

      Is there a "Cafe las Cristalinas" ?? what type of dining do they offer ??

      2 Answers Mar 19, 2008 at 6:59 AM
    • Helpful infromation & suggestions

      Panajachel Apr 9, 2007 at 3:37 PM

      Hi, I will be visiting Panajachel & Solola in a month or so & need basic travel info once I get to Gutemala City.

      Would someone please advise how far it is from Panajachel to Solola & how far Guatemala City is from both of them?

      I want to move to either Panajachel or Solola & need general information on that as well, if someone would please be so kind.

      I am looking for musicians also.

      Can you rent Mo-Peds in Guatemala City? I did this in Europe & N Africa for three years,


      4 Answers Apr 10, 2007 at 9:24 AM
    • Getting to Lago De Atitlan?

      Lago de Atitlán Mar 12, 2007 at 8:00 AM

      Arriving in GT latter this wk. Any recommended travel companies or methods to get from Guatemala City aiport to Lago De Atitlan area?

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2008 at 7:15 AM
    • Getting to Lago De Atitlan?

      Lago de Atitlán Mar 11, 2007 at 2:58 PM

      Arriving in GT latter this wk. Any recommended travel companies or methods to get from Guatemala City aiport to Lago De Atitlan area?

      6 Answers Mar 15, 2007 at 8:30 AM
    • Panajachel to Livingston

      Panajachel Jan 21, 2007 at 4:25 PM

      What is the best way to get from Panajachel to Livingston, and how quickly do you think I could realistically do that?


      1 Answer Jan 23, 2007 at 9:25 AM
    • Panajachel to Livingston

      Panajachel Jan 21, 2007 at 4:25 PM

      What is the best way to get from Panajachel to Livingston, and how quickly do you think I could realistically do that?


      2 Answers Jan 31, 2007 at 6:06 PM
    • Traveling from Panajachel to Quetzaltenango

      Panajachel Jan 16, 2007 at 7:20 PM

      I plan to go to Guatemala in March, and I need information about how to travel from Panajachel to Quetzaltenango on a Sunday afternoon. Most of the shuttle information I have seen shows shuttles running from Panajachel to Antigua or Guatemala City, but not to Quetzaltenango. The one shuttle schedule I was able to find showed a morning departure from Panajachel. If there is no good shuttle service, is there a first-class bus? Or only a chicken bus running between the cities? Is it difficult to take luggage on the chicken buses?

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2007 at 9:36 PM
    • Storing luggage

      Lago de Atitlán Dec 26, 2006 at 10:14 AM

      I want to visit San Marcos de la Laguna, but I will have some luggage with me. Can the small launchas handle this?
      Or is there a safe place where one can store luggage in Pana?

      Also, what is suggested about travelling by boat in the am or pm? I hear the winds can be bad- are there larger ferry type boats to go from Pana to San Marcos de la Laguna that would be more stable?

      Thanks for any advice.

      3 Answers Dec 30, 2006 at 10:27 AM
    • What is the best way to get from the Guatemala City airport to San Marcos?

      San Marcos La Laguna Dec 20, 2006 at 7:20 AM

      Any ideas on the best travel to San Marcos? We heard that we could spend100 to take 2 of us directly by shuttle. This seems expensive. Can we take a bus directly to Panachel? How long does that take and how much? Then how easy is it to get a boat across the lake? Do they run frequently? Is this a difficult journey to negotiate with limited Spanish?

      2 Answers Dec 20, 2006 at 12:30 PM
    • Mountain Biking Tours

      Lago de Atitlán Sep 20, 2006 at 1:02 PM

      Does anyone know any good companies that do mountain biking tours in the area? I have seen a few but they were$$. Thanks

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2007 at 9:53 AM
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      Looking for musicians in Pana-

      Panajachel Sep 19, 2006 at 2:27 PM

      Hi there im moving to Panajachel with a friend soon and we are hoping to make a Tribal group whe we get there if any of you know someone or are interested please contact me or give me some advice thank you.

      3 Answers Jan 23, 2007 at 9:29 AM
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      Moving to Panajachel

      Panajachel Sep 19, 2006 at 2:23 PM

      Hello im moving soon with a friend to Panajachel

      We are looking for more people or people who live already in the Panajachel area

      to meet with us or to give us any advice.

      Im also looking for musicians in the Panajachel area to make Trival music.

      2 Answers Apr 9, 2007 at 3:32 PM
    • pana weather year round

      Panajachel Jul 20, 2006 at 8:55 AM

      what is the year round temp in pana? and I am moving there with all my stuff and need bohemian bungalows phone # or a way to get in touch??

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2006 at 11:38 AM
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      las piramides lake atitlan

      Lago de Atitlán Feb 9, 2005 at 2:17 AM

      Hi, i am heading to lake atitlan in a few weeks and hope to stay at las piramides for a month during there moon course. Has anyone been there or got any ideas about the center. I have only seen the web site and not getting any emails back from them. Any info would be great. Thanks

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2007 at 8:49 AM
    • Safety in Guatemala

      Lago de Atitlán Jan 5, 2005 at 5:10 PM

      I am thinking of traveling to Lake Atlivan with my 7 years old daughter born in Guatemala. Would you go with a Guatemalan child? Do you feel the country is safe for a woman and child?

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2005 at 6:27 PM
    • Living in Panajachel

      Lago de Atitlán Jul 15, 2004 at 3:41 PM

      Wd. appreciate an estimate of the costs for a single male living in a rental inexpensive apartment maybe one bdrm and if possible other sundry costs, i.e. utilities, phone, for a monthly period. Have been in C.A and mexico for five years. I like Guat and Panajachel. Cosidering living there for a couple years of all seems amenable. Is internett available in a home? thank you, jim davis

      1 Answer Mar 15, 2007 at 8:43 AM
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      how manny days?

      Panajachel Nov 17, 2003 at 10:41 PM

      how long is the travel time between texas and guatemala city? how can i plan a map anny one know anny sites that i could do that?

      1 Answer Dec 17, 2004 at 2:02 AM
    • Tourism

      Lago de Atitlán Mar 9, 2003 at 12:40 PM

      what is the most important village to see?

      4 Answers May 13, 2003 at 8:21 AM