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where they drop you off at??

Palm Springs...
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where they drop you off at??

if i take a bus from Guatemala City to panajachel where in panajachel does it drop you off at. and does anyone know wheres the best place to catch a bus in the capital near zona 11.

Crowsnest Pass...
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1. Re: where they drop you off at??

Here's two threads on the Lonely Planet Forum that may be of help:

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In Panajachel there are two stops. The first one is shortly after you get into town. Get off here if you want to take the lancha to San Pedro or if you want to head down Santander Street. It no longer stops at Santander street because of the traffic light. The other stop is up the hill by the Catholic church.

Your other option is a tourist shuttle. They cost $20 - $25 and go through Antigua making the trip about 5 hours with possibly a stop in Antigua if they have time. They will pick you up in zona 11 and in theory drop you off wherever you want in Panajachel although a lot of drivers will stop at a central spot and tell everyone to get off. If you insist, they will drive you where you want.

Palm Springs...
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2. Re: where they drop you off at??

thanks for the info. looks like im just gonna head over to the bus stop on 41 calle and 6a ave early morning and hopefully get a direct bus to panajachel from the capital. would you know what time the last boat leaves to san Pedro from panajachel?

Crowsnest Pass...
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3. Re: where they drop you off at??

The last boat is late afternoon but if you can, earlier is better as the winds tend to pick up in the afternoon making for a rough ride.

- In Guatemala City at the bus stop (actually just a street corner), there will be people telling you that you just missed the bus or it isn't running today, or the bus that says "Xela-Guate" is a direct bus to Panajachel. Don't believe any of them. Rebuli (name of bus company) is the most reliable bus on the direct route to Panajachel. There are a few other buses that run that route but a friend in Panajachel told me that the Rebuli drivers are safer drivers. You can catch a bus heading to Xela if you don't feel like waiting, but you will have to change buses at Los Encuentros, about 40 minutes from Panajachel and then possibly a second time in Sololá, about 30 minutes from Panajachel.

- When you get to Panajachel, you will pass a gas station right before the bus stop. That is the road you take to the lanchas for San Pedro. Its about a 10 - 15 minute walk. You can take a tuctuc if you don't want to walk that far. When you arrive at the dock (end of the street), there are two options. Both cost 25 Quetzales. One is direct to San Pedro, the other takes the scenic route along the shore stopping at all the small villages. If you don't speak Spanish, just say "San Pedro directo" and someone will point you to the right boat. They don't leave until getting near full so just get on and take a seat. You bags will be at the front, or sometimes on the roof. Usually you pay when you get off, once in a while the boat captain collects the money when you get on. Don't pay anyone else. Locals pay a different rate so don't be surprised if you see them getting change and you don't.

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