How do I get from Antigua to Lake Atitlan?
How to Get from Antigua to Lake Atitlan
- By Private Transfer. Duration: 2+ hours (traffic dependent)
- By Private Tour. Duration: full day (or longer)
- By Private Taxi or Rideshare. Duration: 2+ hours (traffic dependent)
- By Helicopter. Duration: <25 minutes (or half/full-day tour)
- By Rental Car.
- By Shared Shuttle.
- By Chicken Bus.
How do I get to Panajachel?
About 85 miles (113 km) from Guatemala City along the Panamerica Highway, the easiest way to Panajachel is by road. You can take private transfers direct from the city or airport, jump in a taxi, rent a car, hop on a tourist shuttle or a “chicken” bus—or, if you really want to splash out, you can go by helicopter.
How do you get from Antigua to Semuc Champey?
The cheap way to get Antigua to Semuc Champey (like a local)
- Head to the bus terminal by the market and take a chicken bus to Guatemala City.
- Note: These are not easy changes, you will have to ask the locals for help finding the next bus you need and you may need to walk a few blocks to find the stop.
How far is Panajachel from Antigua?
Just over 50 miles (80 km) from the colonial city of Antigua, you can reach Panajachel by private transfer, taxi or Uber, shuttle bus, local bus, or rental car. The drive usually takes 2.5 hours.
Is it safe in Antigua Guatemala?
Antigua Guatemala is known to be a ‘pretty safe‘ city within the Latin American backpacker trail, and while this is true, that doesn’t mean crime doesn’t occur. Muggings and pickpocketing happen more frequently than you might think, but if you keep your wits about you there’s no reason to feel wary.
Can you swim in Lake Atitlan?
The Rules: Swimming in Lake Atitlan
There are no “rules” for swimming in Lake Atitlan – except don’t swim around the boat traffic, because you will piss the boat drivers off if they hit you. You are more than welcome to swim anywhere but do be aware of bacterial issues that Lake Atitlan faces.
Is Lake Atitlan safe?
Hopefully with these tips, you can travel around the lake and feel more safe. I have to reiterate that Atitlan is the safest place that I’ve ever traveled to. However, especially when traveling alone, it’s always best to be cautious and aware. Now go jump on a pick-up truck and enjoy your time at the lake!
How do I get from Guatemala City to Antigua?
The main ways you can get from Guatemala City to Antigua are:
- Airport Taxi.
- Book a private driver.
- Take a shared shuttle.
- Book the CA Express.
- Use public transport (AKA the chicken bus)
How safe is Guatemala?
Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America, one of the world’s highest homicide rates and a very low arrest and detention rate. Most incidents of violent crime are drug- and gang-related. They occur throughout the country, including in tourist destinations.
How far is semuc Champey from Antigua?
The distance between Semuc Champey and Antigua Guatemala is 137 km. The road distance is 321.6 km.
What is there to do in lanquin?
Top Attractions in Lanquin
- Semuc Champey. 1,216.
- Lanquin Caves. 256.
- Grutas Las Marias. 114.
- Lanquin Outdoors. Bike Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours.
- Utopia Cacao Farms. Factory Tours.
- Aventura Grande. Other Outdoor Activities.
- Lanquin Chocolate. Lessons & Workshops.
- Aventuras turisticas. Hop-On Hop-Off Tours • Taxis & Shuttles.
Is semuc Champey open?
Semuc Champey will open at a limited capacity of 60 people per day. Visitors will need to book their trip in advance by phone.
How far is Tikal from Antigua?
The distance between Antigua Guatemala and Tikal is 319 km. The road distance is 567.3 km.
How do you get to Lake Atitlan?
Perhaps the easiest and most popular to get to Lake Atitlan is by bus (not to be confused by the local chicken buses). There are buses that leave regularly from Guatemala City, including direct from the airport, as well as Antigua.