How do I get from Panajachel to 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.
How long does it take to get from Antigua to Lake Atitlan?
The drive generally takes a minimum of two and a half hours by shuttle, but with traffic, this can take upwards of four, so be prepared and make sure you have lots of water and snacks!
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 to Antigua Guatemala?
The nearest airport to Antigua is La Aurora International Airport (tel. 502/2332-6086; airport code GUA) in Guatemala City. Since Antigua is so close to Guatemala City, many visitors book their first and last nights — and often a few more — in Antigua.
Is Antigua Guatemala safe?
Despite the negative reputation Guatemala has for crime, Antigua is very safe. The biggest risk you’ll face in Antigua is petty crime like pickpocketing and theft.
How do you get from Antigua to Tikal?
The normal way to get from Antigua to Tikal – Take an overnight bus from Guatemala City
- First, buy a shuttle from Antigua Guatemala to Guatemala city, buy the latest one that departs at 7pm. This will drop you off at the central bus station.
- Then in a separate transaction, you will need to buy your night bus ticket.
Is it safe in Antigua Guatemala?
Can you swim in Lake Atitlan?
Is Lake Atitlan safe to swim in? We regularly swim in Lake Atitlan. We have found that Lake Atitlan is safe to swim in so long as there are no algae blooms.
Is Uber safe in Guatemala?
Yes, Uber IS safe in Guatemala. Officially, Uber operates in Guatemala City and Antigua. People even take an Uber all the way from Guatemala City to Antigua. Uber is a good option for non-Spanish speakers as they don’t need to worry about communicating with the driver so much – it’s all on the app.
How much is a taxi from Guatemala City to Antigua?
A taxi from Guatemala City to Antigua will be around $35.
How much is a taxi from Guatemala airport to Antigua?
They are safe and reliable but do charge quite a bit. A trip to Antigua from Guatemala City on an airport taxi cost about 40 USD.
Is it safe to walk around 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.