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No Pana to Guate buses right now

Apparently a temporary thing but there are currently no direct buses between Panajachel and Guatemala City. Knowing this is important but there are some decent bus alternatives. Let me explain them.

The first thing you need to know is that Los Encuentros, a little nothing town on the Pan American Highway is really transportation […]

Heading to El Salvador and beyond by bus

While the travel agencies in Panajachel don’t seem to know this, there are actually quite a few options. I am going to cover what I know assuming your destination is Managua Nicaragua.

Prices and comfort vary all over the place. An excursion will cost around $30 with all the comfort of an old school […]

Pana to/from Guate by Bus

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Last week I made a trip to Guatemala City and back by bus but, this time with less planning that I usually have made. The result was actually the easiest and fastest trip I have ever made to Guatemala City. In a place where buses are the typical mode of […]

Making a trip to “the city”

Two options for your trip to the city.


For those who live here, you have probably learned the common term is Guatemala, not “the city” but that is confusing for newcomers. In any case, this article is about travel options between Panajachel to Guatemala City.

It covers the three most common options: […]