5 Best Sights in Panajachel, The Highlands

Museo Lacustre de Atitlán

For a brief history of the lake and its people, head to the Museo Lacustre de Atitlán. Here you'll find a handful of informative displays tracing the history of the region back to precolonial times.

Panajachel, 07010, Guatemala
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Rate Includes: Q35, Daily 8–6

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Reserva Natural Atitlán

The Reserva Natural Atitlán has a walking trail that loops through a small river canyon, crossing suspension bridges and passing a butterfly atrium and enclosures of spider monkeys and coatimundis. If you feel like playing Tarzan, the complex contains a zip-line tour (Q150), where you glide through the forest canopy courtesy of a series of cables, a helmet, and a very secure harness. There's also a private beach for a bit of post-educational relaxation. Campsites are available in the park, or if you'd like a bit more luxury, cabins ($$), albeit spartan ones, are also available.

Panajachel, 07010, Guatemala
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Rate Includes: Q50, Daily 8–4