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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Guatemala Travel and Information

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Guatemala is an intriguing country to visit or in which to live. Whether you plan a vacation or a long term stay, our information below will be useful to you. Guatemala boasts beautiful weather, plenty of history and culture and friendly people. The food quality is good, affordable and accessible. Medical care is excellent in Guatemala City, with high quality available in other cities such as Xela and Antigua. Volunteer opportunities are everywhere and there is a growing and influential Expat influence.

We have listed here for you a variety of hotels, restaurants, hospitals, doctors, clinics, Spanish schools, volunteer opportunities, videos and useful links.

Lake Atitlan Travel and Info

The Adventurer's Guide to Guatemala

Don’t go to Guatemala without this book! Take advantage of what we know. Click here

The Adventurer's Guide to Pana Living

The most comprehensive guide to Panajachel ever!

Our VIDEOS of Guatemala click here

Ticabus - for bus travel through Mexico and Central America. Tours, hotels, charters

Antigua Taxi and microbus service in and out of the country, 24 hour service, Hernan Vega, Cel: 502. 4534. 3651


There is a wide range of lodging available in Guatemala, from hostels, working ranches, living in an indigenous home to apartments, sublets, upscale spas, hotels, river lodging and villas. Why limit your experience?

Xela Hotels

Hostal Casa M&M rooms to rent per month and daily. Ner the park Bolivar. For people who like tolive life near the Historical Center of Xela. Terrace with beautiful view of mountains, kitchen, garage. 5th Avenue Calle 2-36 Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Cerca del Parkque Bolivar Tels: 4873.9803 and 7765.8141

Hotel Villa de Don Andres offers 5 comfortable rooms with private bath, hot water, TV with Cable, WIFI, parking. email: 13 Avenida 6-16- Zona 1, Quetzaltenango Tele: 502. 7761.2014, and 5557.8313 and 4201.6274

Casa Dona Mercedes Hostal, 6a Calle y 14 Avenida 13-42, Zona a, Xela, Guatemala Tele: 5687. 3305 & 7765. 4687. Clean, safe and good atmosphere. Full Kitchen, Wifi.

Casa Morasan Apart-Boutique, 12 Avenida, 8-21, Zona 1, (a block from the central park) Xela, Guatemala Tele: 502. 7765. 0616, email: The accommodation features a cable flat-screen TV. Some units include a sitting area and/or patio. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher. A microwave, a refrigerator and stovetop are also featured, as well as a coffee machine. Each unit has a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower. Towels are provided.

Downtown Antigua

Downtown Antigua

Guatemala City Hotels

Hostal de Don Pedro is a four star hotel in the Historic Center in Guatemala City located on 4 Avenida 3-25, Zona 1 

Hostal Cafe City, located one minute from the airport in Guatemala City. Free airport Shuttle, WIFI, breakfast. Prvate Cabin Rooms at $15 per person, dormitory at $10 per person.  7a Avenida "A" 17-17, Zona 13, Aurora 1 Guatemala City, Tele: 4365. 8583, 2261.3024

Hostal Los Volcanes Bed and Breakfast offers beds starting at $12 per person, rooms beginning at $15. Cozy, safe, free shuttle, 1 minute from the airport. located in Guatemala City  on 16 Calle 8-00 Zona 13, Aurora I Tele: 502. 2261.3040 / 2261. 3584 / 5853. 7016 / 4740. 3796 Email:,

Hotel Dos Lunas, 21C 10-92 Zona 13, Aupora II, Guatemala City Airport, Guatemala City. Tele: 502. 2261. 4148, email: Website:





Casa Blanca located on 15 Calle "C" 7-35, Aurora I Zona 13, Guatemala City. Tele: 502.2261.3116, 2261.3129 and 2261.2781. Free transport to and from airport, Cable TV, Wifi, bar, continental breakfast.

Hostal Los Faroles located 2 minutes from the airport in Guatemala City at 8a Avenida 17-74 Aurora, I, Zona 13. Tele: 4740.3796 and 2261.2963 Rooms start at $9.99, hot water, large parking lot.

Antano Hotels, located in Guatemala City offering comfortable rooms, Junior Suites and standard rooms, Breakfast, WIFI, patios. Five minutes from airport. Weekly and monthly rates available. Tele: 502.2334.6121. 4a Avenida "A" 13-74, Zona 9.

Casa Santorini located 1 minute from the airport on 7a Avenida "A", 17-17, Aurora I Zona 13, Guatemala City, free shuttle. Tele: 502.2261.2766. Cellular: 4365.8583.

Mariana's Petit Hotel, Bed and Breakfast located on 20 Calle 10-17 Aurora II Zone 13, Guatemala City, Tele: 2261.4144 and 2261.4105. Bar/Room Service, private bath, internet, Cable TV, Free airport transport. Email:

Novo Hostal located at 9 Avenida 17-58, Zone 13, Aurora I, Guatemala City,

Traveling by bus, our gear on top

Traveling by bus, our gear on top

Guatemala,Tele: 502. 2261.2937  Comfortable private rooms with Cable TV, continental breakfast, gardens, Wifi, Free transportation service to and from La Aurora International Airport.

Villa Toscana located 1 minute from the airport at 16 Calle 8-20, Aurora I, Zona 13, Guatemala City Tele: 502. 2261. 2854, 2261.3044 and 5550.2664. Email: and

Antigua Hotels

Hotel Casa Rustica 6th Ave Norte #8 Antigua, Guatemala Tele: 7832-3709 / 7832-0694 1 block from Central Park, website Email: Directly behind Parque Central, Private Bath, Cable TV, WiFi, Kitchen, Comfy Large Screen TV Lounge, Airport pickup, Laundry, Bag Storage, Billards, Coffee by the Front Desk, 2 Gardens and 3 Terraces with Views.

Hotel El Meson de Maria, 3a Calle Pte. #8, La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7832. 6068. Luxury in elegant setting. 

Antigua Rentals and Services, Office: 5 Avenida Sure Final #36. Office: #6A Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7832. 4779. Houses and apartments for rent by the day, week, month. Fully equipped, wifi, Cable TV. Properties for different budgets, located in and around Antigua, House rentals in all of Guatemala.

A Place to Stay Hotel, 5a Calle Poniente #42, Callejon Landivar, La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7832. 5515, Email: private rooms, shared rooms, kitchen, Cable TV, Wifi, DVD, laundry breakfast, purified water.

Casa Concepcion Bed & Breakfast, Callejon del Hermano Pedro #2, La Antigua, Guatemala Tele: 7832. 0360. 

Casa Quinta, 5 Avenida Sure #45, La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7832 6181 & 7832. 6083. Email: 

El Marqes de Antigua, 4a Avenida Sur #30, La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 2386. 1012, 7832. 8259 Fully equipped luxury suites at hotel room prices. Daily, monthly and yearly.

Maya woman looking amused and curious

Maya woman looking amused and curious

Hacia El Sur Hostal Quality Hostal near Cafe No Se. Private rooms and dorms, WiFi, laundry. Breakfast included. 1st Ave. Sur, #15 at end of 6th Calle, under Cafe Sky. Tele 7937. 2008. Antigua.

Hostal San Nicolas, Calle de Los Pasos #20 & 9a Calle. Tele: 7832. 2915 Email: 

Hotel Aurora, 4a Calle oriente #16, La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7832. 5155, 7832. 7965 & 7832. 7966 Breakfast service, Wifi, Cable TV, Private parking. Email: 

Hotel Casa Antigua, 34a Calle Poniente#5, La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7832.9090 Website: 7316. Email:  24 Double rooms, convention room, parking. Near San Sebastian Park.

Hotel Casa de Las Fuentes, Avenida El Desengano #26, La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 502. 7832. 2312. and 7832.

Hotel Casa Del Parque, 4ta Avenida Norte #5, La Antigua, Guatemala Tele: 832.0961.





Hotel Los Pasos, Tele: 502. 7832. 5252.

Hotel Panchoy, 1a Avenida Norta 5-A La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 502. 5201. 7468/ 7832.1020 / 7832. 0937. Email: 21 equipped rooms by the day, week, or month. Cable TV, Safety box, mini Bar.

Hotel San Jorge  4a Avenida Sur #13, La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 502. 7832. 3132, & 502. 5398. 6252. Email: 

La Casa De Maco, 1a Avenida Norte #22-A in Antigua, Tele: 502. 7832. 2549. Email: Six blocks from Central Park, Wifi, shared kitchen. 

Palaciochico, two locations in Antigua 1850 - 3a Avenida Sur #6 Tele: 502. 7832.7137, & 1940 - 7a Avenida Norte #15, Tele: 502. 7832. 3895. Email:

Colonial style hotel in Panajachel

Colonial style hotel in Panajachel

Hotel de Cortez y Larraz 6a Avenida Sur, No. 3 Antigua. Tele: 502. 7832. 0276 or 7832.1702 Email: Hot water, private baths, laundry.  

Hotel Palacio de Dona Beatriz, Las Gravileas, Calle de los Duelos, La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7832. 9573. Email:  Suites, Junior Suites, and Villas. Spa

Meson del Valle, 5a Avenida Sur #11-C, La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7882. 4469. 

Palacio de Leonor 4ta Calle Oriente #8, Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7832. 2281, Email:

Panza Verde Hotel & Restaurant, Best hotel in town. 5ta Avenida Sur #19 La Antigua, Guatemala Tele: 7832. 2925. 

Posada El Antano, 6a Avida Nort #36, La Antigua, Guatemala Tele: 7832. 7351. & 7832. 0134, 11 comfortable rooms w/fireplace, volcano view. Restaurant, terrace, Internet, Parking, special rates.

Real Plaza Hotel, 9a Calle Poniente #40, La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7832. 2239 - 42.

Tabi House, Callejon del Hermano Pedro#12, La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 4570. 8065. Email:  Great views, colonial style, garden, Wifi, 4 blocks from Central Park, very quiet, private.

Yellow House, 1a Calle Poniente #24, Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 502. 7832. 6646, Email:  Clean rooms, fast WiFi, friendly staff, great breakfasts. 

Hotels Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and surrounds

Corazon del Lago Hotel Boutique, Calle del Embarcadero 0-56, zona 2, Panajachel, Solola. Tele: 7762. 0025 Email:

Kakchiquel Hoteles 90 rooms, 10 junior suites,  internet, TV, Cable, Telephone, swimming pool, jacuzzi. Avenida Santander and Calle Monterey, Avenida Santander and Calle Los Tigres, Panajachel. Tele: 7762.0634, 7762.0815-16, 7762.1312,  Email:

View of gorgeous Lake Atitlan

View of gorgeous Lake Atitlan

Hotel Primavera, Calle Santander, understated elegance in the heart of Panajachel. Wifi. Tele: 7762. 2052 Email: 

El Chaparral Hotel & Travel Agency, Final Calle Santander, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala Tele: 7762. 2611. Comfortable rooms, Cable TV, parking, heated pool, Wifi.

Hotel Jardines del Lago Calle Monterrey, Panajachel, Tele: 502. 7762.6114-15, international restaurant, water sports, internet, parking

Hotel Fonda del Sol, Calle Principal 1-74, Zona 2 Panajachel, Lake Atitla, Guatemala, Tele: 7762. 1162. Email: 15 Comfortable rooms, Parking, laundry, garden.

Hotel Atitlan, finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7762. 1441 / 7762. 2060 Email: 

Hotel Playa Linda, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Tele: 502. 7762. 0096 / 97. Website:  Comfortable rooms with fireplace, Cable TV, internet, swimming pool, gardens beautiful lake views.

Hotel Real Santander, 3a Avenida 3-45 Zona 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Tele: 7762. 2915 / 17,  Email:  Comfortable rooms, Cable TV, parking, laundry.

Hotel Dos Mundos, Panajachel, Calle Santander, 4-72, Zona 2. Tele: 7762. 2078. Email: Website: Pool, parking, laundry, gardens, Cable TV, security boxes, travel agency, conference room.


Lake Atitlan Spa offers custoized personal retreats for body, mind, spirit. 100% off-grid, private boat only access. 5 star accommodations and affordable elegance. Innovative Avesa Quantum Spa Treatments. All inclusive Wellness Programs with delicious food. Website:

La Casa Rosa Hotel & Restaurante, Santa Cruz, La Laguna, Tele: 5803. 2531, / 5416. 1251, / 4912.4786 Email: Lake front, private doc, hot water, beautiful garden, sauna. Asian food and happy hour.

La Posadada de Don Jose Up from the day market 2a Avenida, Calle Principal 3-49, Zona 1 Panajachel. Tele: 502. 7762. 2176 or 7762. 2630 / 31 or /33. Clean rooms, garden setting.

Los Arboles Apart-Hotel, Avenida de los Arboles 0-42, Zona 2, Panajachel, Atitlan Tele: 502. 762. 0544 / 45 / 47 / 48 email: Apartments with kitchenettes, laundry available, solarium, Cable TV    

Posada de Santiago Hotel & Restaurant, pool, sauna, hot tub. Santiago, Atitlan. Tele: 7721. 7366. 

Rancho Grande Inn, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala, The best Bed & Breakfast. Tele: 502. 7762. 2255. Email:

VIDEO - Solola Maya Market - The Sights and Sounds Never been to an authentic Maya market? Don't miss this video! See native Maya dress and hear Spanish and Kaqchikel spoken in this large Guatemala marketplace.

Hotels in Rio Dulce and outside Livingston

Buga Mama in Livingston

Buga Mama in Livingston

Hotel, Restaurante y Marina Catamaran, Rio dulce, Isabal, Guatemala Tele: 502. 7930.5494. Email:

Hacienda Tijax Ecolodge & Marina, Livingston,Tele: 7930 Email: Waterfront cabanas, full service marina, restaurant & Bar, swimming pool, eco farm, bird watching, horseback riding,

Rio Dulce Riverfront Tortugal, an elegant restaurant, hotel & hostal Tele: 5306.6432 

Hotels Pacific Coast


Dos Mundos Pacific Resort, Tele: 502. 7823. 0820 / 7848. 1407 / 7848. 1771.  Pools, gardens, lounge, bar, restaurant, beach front.

Guatemala Cayman Suites, Monterrico km 133. Tele: 502. 2332. 7161 / 7848. 1742/43. Large rooms with A/C, Direct TV & DVD, minibar, pool bar, international restaurant.

Other Choices

Cafe de Sol, Playa de Monterrico Tele: 5810. 0821. 5050.9173, - Villa Kairos Tele: 5582. 3767 & 4622. 4923. Email:, - Honolulu Hotel and Restaurant, Monterrico, km 8, hacia Hawaii. Tele: 4005. 0500, 4503. 0386 Email:, - Casa Bella Tele: 5907. 2552. / 7821. 3088 Email:, - Hotel Utz Tzaba Tele: 5318.9452, - Hotel Dulce y Salado Tele: 4154.0252, - Hotel Atelie del Mar Tele: 5752. 5528, - Johnnys Place Hotel Tele: 5812. 0409 private beach house, bungalows, dorm, restaurant/bar. Email:, - Hotel Lahaina Tele: 5487. 3971, - Hawaiian Paradise Hotel Tele: 5361. 3011 8 kms after Monterrico, - Cafe del Sol Tele: 502. 5050. 9173, Monte Rico, Guatemala.

Las Lisas - Isleta de Gaia, Las Lisas Km 144. Tele: 7885. 0044. Lonely Planet says: The Pacific Coast's best kept secret. Frommer's declares: This should be your first and only choice.

Restaurants, Cafes, Entertainment


Restaurante Royal Paris offers live music and French specialities. Located in Xela at 14 Avenida A 3-06, Zona 1 Edificio Marzia 2nd level Tele: 502. 7761. 1942 Email: 

North & South bookstore, 8a Calle & 15 Avenida, 13-77, Zona 1. Xela, Guatemala, Tele 7761. 0589. Literature travel guides, maps, postcards, Spanish textbooks, organic coffee.

Moonkat Dessert Lounge & Galeria de Arte, Home made cakes and desserts, exotic juice smoothies and flavored hot chocolates. Located between Central Park and the Municipal Theater, 2a Calle, 13-30 Zona 1, Xela. Open Wed - Sunday, afternoons and evenings.

Cafe Especial de Guatemala offers courses in coffee production and exportation, producing 100% organic Fair Trade coffee. Xela, Guatemala, Tele: 7765.0623 or Email for free home delivery or for more information about products, tours and services.

Spectacular architecture in Main Plaza, Xela

Spectacular architecture in Main Plaza, Xela

Cafe Im Sut offers the best coffee in Quetzaltenango. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, drepes, hamburgers and lunch specials. WIFI available, rooms for rent. Open daily 7 am to 7 pm. 4a Calle 9-42, Zona 1, one block from the park. Tele: 7761.3083


To see FULL MENUS of many of these restaurants, go to DegustAntigua

Asados de Antigua Restaurant/Steak House 6th West Street, No. 15. Open from Noon to 9:30 p.m. Email: Tele: 502. 7832. 1046.

Bistro 5 Home made pasta, bistro cuisine. Sunday brunch. Antigua. 4th Calle Oriente #7, Tele: 7832. 5510.

Cactus Taco-Shop Little hole-in-the-wall. Relax with a cold beer and some awesome tacos. The fish tacos are a house specialty. 6th Calle Oriente, #21. Antigua. Tele: 7832. 2163.

Cafe Condesa Inside Casa del Conde, West side of the central park, Antigua. Daily seasonal specials. Tele: 7832.0038 Email:





Cafe No Se Pizza, beer on tap, Live music, guaranteed fun. 1st Avenue between 5th and 6th Calles. Antigua

Cafe Sky The best rooftop terrace view in Antigua, Guatemala, International, Guatemala & Mexican Cuisine. 1a Avenida Sur #15, La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7832. 7300 Email:

Casa Escobar Steak House located at 6ta Avenida Norte, #3 La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 7832.5250 2nd location La Majadas, Tele: 2474.2508 

Choco - Chocolate workshops, cacao tours, cafeteria, free museum and factory. 4a Calle Oriente #14, La Antigua Guatemala, Tele 502. 7832. 4520 Email: Sun - Th 10:30 am - 6:30 pm, Fr - Sat  10:30 am  7:30 pm

Cheers Sports Bar offers the best buffalo wings in Guatemala, big screen TV, pool tables, darts. Open daily located in Guatemala City on13 Calle 0-40, Zone 10, Tele: 2368.2089

Circus Bar, 4a Calle Oriete #10, Casa Antigua El Jaulon, 2nd floor, Tele: 7832. 1033 & 7832. 0597.

Como Como Open air garden seating or bar with fireplace. Menu is creative French/Belgian, fish, poultry, beef. 6th Calle between 4th and 5th. Tele: 7832. 0478. Antigua.

VIDEO - Let Antigua into Your Heart  You have never seen Antigua like this! I heard from a native here, that the best way to see Antigua is to wander. "Take your time and go through the small streets. People are friendly. Say hello. Let Antigua into your heart." 

El Cazador Italiano 3a Avenida Norte #1B, La Antigua, Guatemala. M-Sat 12:00 - 11:00pm, Sun, 12:00 - 10:00pm. Tele: 4092. 0156. OR 7832. 2955 Email:  Authentic Italian Cuisine. Try the Aarg Pizza.

El Sabor del Tiempo, Shrimp, rabbit, steaks, pasta, burgers. Calle del Arco y 3a Calle esquina. Tele: 502. 7832. 0516, Antigua, Guatemala.

El Viejo Cafe - French Bakery 6a Av. y 3a Calle Esquina No. 12, Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 502. 7832. 1576 or 7832. 1588 Email: Good coffee, great pastries.

Epicure Restaurante, Deli foods, take away, garden setting for meals. 3a Avenida Norte #11 "B" La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: Store: 7832. 5545, Restaurant reservations: 7832. 5522. Email:

Fridas, Cocina Mexicana & Bar, Home Delivery, Pool Lounge. Calle Del Arco #29, just south of the arch. Antigua, Guatemala,Tele: 7832. 1296.

Hops and Tales Craft beer by the bottle and on tap. Wings and Nachos. Beer O'Clock happy hour 4-7 p.m. 3a Calle Oriente #19D between 1st and 2nd Avenidas. Antigua.

Kafka One of the best music venues in town. Fantastic comfort food. 3rd Calle Poniente #4 between 4th and 5th Avenidas, Antigua. Tele: 7832. 7790.

Mangos! A tropical treat

Mangos! A tropical treat

La Canoa Restaurant & Sports Bar, 5th Calle Poniente #6, La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7832. 7583.

La Taverna Like conversation? Beat the crowds. Inside La Fuente, 4a Calle Oriente, Tele: 7832. 9663 Antigua.

Lava Terrace Bar & Gourmet Burgers 4ta. Avenida Norte #3 La Antigua, Guatemala

Mono Loco THE place to watch sports in Antigua. Tuesday is ladies night. 5th Avenue between 5th and 6th. Tele: 7832. 4235.

Ni-fu Ni-fa Steak House Parrilla Argentina, 3a Calle Oriente #21, La Antigua Tele: 7832. 6579. Live Music every Sunday, Delivery available.

Ocelot Blues and Jazz Joint, menu de tapas, prime local haunt. 4ta Avenida Norte #3, between 3rd and 4th. La Antigua. Amazing Terrace.

Organica Foodstore open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 5a Calle Poniente #6, Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7832.6533. In Guatemala City diagonal 6 16-23, Zona 10, Comercial La Villa Locales 2Y3, Tele: 2263. 1819 & 2263. 1827 Also Carretera Al Salvador, km 15.5, Condado Concepcio Fase I, local #21 Tele: 6634. 7077 Open Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

VIDEO - Faces of Guatemala  It's about the people. Much about a person can be seen - or at least imagined - by peering into their faces. Come take a look, into some Faces of Guatemala.

Panza Verde Stunningly beautiful ambiance. Bar, lounge, reflecting pool. Perfect for anniversaries and birthdays. Excellent service. Tapas on the Terrace on weekends. Saturday concert series in La Cuerva. Antigua. 5th Avenue South #19. Tele: 7832. 2925

Pappy's BBQ The best Texas BBQ in town. Daily specials, Tele: 502. 5979. 6771, Website: Facebook: Open daily. On the corner of 6th St and 6th Calle, Antigua.

Sopas, Weekends: Hickory smoked BBQ, traditional Guatemalan, 7a Avenida Norte #5, La Antigua, Guatemala Tele: 4214. 4994

The Snug The best day drinking joint in town. Antigua. The place is brilliant. 6th Calle Poniente #14. Tele 4215. 9601.

Ubi's Sushi, 6a Avenida Sur #12B-2, La Antigua, Email: 

Panajachel and Lake Atitlan

Beauty Salon - Salon de Belleza y Spa Avenida de los Arboles next to the Circus Bar, Panajachel. Tele: 502. 5958. 7722 or 3497. 9033 Email:

Circus Bar and Restaurant on Avenida de los Arboles. Open noon to midnight. Live music. Take out Tele: 502. 5503. 0708 Tele to restaurant: 502. 7762. 2056, Panajachel.  Website: Email: Great pizzas, meats, salads.

Crossroads Cafe Michael and Adele Roberts, 0-27 Calle del Campanario, Panajachel. Email: Website: Great coffee, good pastries, friendly people.

Kitsch Cafe/Bar on Santander in Panajachel. Good coffee, truffles, German pastries, wine bar, beer, restaurant. Tele: 502. 7762. 0821 or 5711. 2050

Magic Travel Agency Avenida Santander, Zona 2, Panajachel. Ricardo Montoya, Tele: 502. 5978. 1280 or 502. 7762. 0963. Email: Website:

Tecno Mundo Everything for your computer including repairs. Panajachel: Avenida Santander 4-05 Local B. Zona 2, Tele: 502. 7762. 0841. Solola: 7 Avenida 9-05 Zona 2, Tele: 502. 7762. 5251. Santiago, Atitlan: 3 A Avenida 2-09 Zona 3, Tele: 502. 7721. 7995

Tuscani Restaurant Final Calle Santander, Panajachel. Great Italian food and fresh dishes, meats, pastas, chicken, fish. Tele: 502. 7762. 1051 or 5515. 5252 Email: Chef/owner Walter.

San Juan La Laguna

El Artesano Vinos y Quesos Excellent and famous Wine and Cheese bar. Reservations only. Open Monday - Friday Noon to 4pm. Tele: 502. 4555. 4773 or 3028. 4351

San Pedro La Laguna

Cafe Pequenos Pecados Restaurante Ricardo Lelli and Antonella Bacchetti own a small Italian Restaurant with excellent food. Check it out. 8a Calle 4-020 Zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna. Email: Tele: 502. 3031. 4713. Try the specials.

Lole's Place Restaurant On the main street in San Pedro La Laguna. Wendy Alamilla & Hugo Cobra own this quaint restaurant. Great for breakfast. Open early. Tele: 502. 4950. 3109 or 4702. 2566.

Salud Para Vida/Health for Life! On the main street in San Pedro La Laguna. Kurt French owns this well stocked health food store. Tele: 502. 5457. 2608 or 804. 833. 8982. Email: Website:

Santiago Atitlan

Hotel Tzanjuyu Rooms with private and public bathrooms, hot water. Located in Santiago Atitlan. Tele: 502. 4286. 3699 or 5590. 7980. Owned by Diego Pablo Coquix.


Computer Repair 8th Avenue 7-63, Zona 2 Solola, Telephone: 5012.7933

Computer Repair 4ta Calle 19-48, Zona 1 Xela. Tele: 7761.4396

Computer Repair Av. De Los Arboles, El Pueblito Local No.1 Panajachel, Cell: 4274. 5467 Tele/Fax 7762. 1759 email: Speak with Alvaro Buch, English spoken.

Reliable Taxi Driver Hernan in Antigua Tele:4534. 3651

Reliable Taxi Driver Cesar in Antigua Tele: 4019. 2407

La Reunion luxury private residences located 10 miles from Downtown Antigua. Golf course open to the public. Car rental, club rental, driving range, golf packages. 18 hole, Par 72, 7,275 yards. Tele: 502.7873.1424

Medical - Hospitals, Doctors, Clinics

When traveling outside your home country, it can be very disconcerting to have a serious medical issue. We offer you links to two stories of our personal experience with excellent medical care in Guatemala. We also offer other relevant information on this topic. Take advantage of what we know!

Billy Personally Tests Medical Tourism in Guatemala - The story of Billy's emergency situation in Panajachel, Guatemala with a list of prices paid for the doctor and hospital services received in Guatemala City.

Q&A from our Readers  - We answer our Readers' questions on this topic.

Cardiocare located in the hospital area of Guatemala City in the Clinics of the Medical Center II - Email: Telephone: +502 2313-9999   

Centro Medico is the hospital we used in Guatemala City





Pricing of a Medical Emergency in Guatemala - The story of Akaisha's finger de-gloving and the prices for all medical services received.

EyeScan Imagenes Diagnosticas Oculares, S.A. 10 Calle 3-01, Zona 14 Tele: 502. 2337. 2338 Tele: 502. 2337. 0274 Email:  Guatemala City, Guatemala. Henry Ramirez speaks English Open M-F Saturday, 7-10 am Everything for the eyes, including glaucoma testing.


Antigua Acupuncturist Delia Orellana Email: Tele: 5029.4970

Flores, an island town in Guatemala

Flores, an island town in Guatemala

Casa de los Angeles A memory care residence, comprehensive care. Address: Aldea Choacorral, San Lucas Sacatepequez Km 25.5 Guatemala, Centro América, Phone: (305) 320-3790 (502) 4227-2911.

Centro Visual G & G operating room, clinics and optical infirmary. Dr. Jose R. Golcher and Dra. Dalia de Golcher. Located 4a Avenida Sur Final #1, Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7832.6554 and 4431.4822

Clinicas de la Cruz 3a Avenida Norte #11A Tele: 502. 7832.0125 and Blvd. Los Proceres 18 Calle, 24-69 Zona 10, Torre 1 Of 10-07 Empresarial Zona Pradera, Antigua, Guatemala,Tele: 502. 2261. 6875. Implants, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, laser bleaching, custom dentures, crowns and bridges. Jore E. De La Cruz, DDS, P.C.

Clinica y Optica Santa Lucia, Rodolfo Laparra, M.D., 5a Calle Poniente #28, La Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7832.7945 English spoken. Monday - Saturday

Clinicas Ovalle group of professionals specializing in all dental areas located 2a Avenida Norte #3, La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 7832. 0275 

Compounding Pharmacist in Antigua - Ira Friedberg. Pharmacist at Your Fingertips Facebook Page or Compounding Apothecary of Latin America Facebook Page    

Dermatologist Dr. Manel Antonio Samayoa 3a, Calle P. #13, half a block from the market near Ban Rural, Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 5306.5610 or 7832. 4854

Hospital Nacional Pedro de Bethancourt, San Felipe de Jesus, Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 7831. 1319 to 7831. 1325

Clinicas Medicas San Sebastian, 5 Avenida Calle Poniente #44, La Antigua, Guatemala. Internal Medicine and Electrocardiograph clinic. Doctora Rosa Julia Chiroy Munoz, Tele: 7832. 7019, Cell: 5723. 0780 Email:

Farmacias Galeno Open 24 hours every day of the year. Free home delivery 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.. Avenida El Desengano, Casa 6-A, Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 7832. 4747 or 4805. 7228 or 4805. 8914

Santa Catarina Archway in Antigua

Santa Catarina Archway in Antigua

Maxillofacial Centre, Dr. Luis Ramirez, DDS, OMFS, located at 4th Avenue North No 41B, Antigua, Guatemala Tele: 7832. 9440 and 7832.6002.

Optyma Vision y Moda, Dra. Paulina Castejon, Avenida El Desenganoem #33, La Antigua, Guatemala,Tele: 7882. 4281 and 7823.3000 Email: Prescription glasses, optical services, contact lenses, eye disease treatment, eye surgery, certified botox.

Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro located Avenida de La Recoleccion #4, La Antigua, Guatemala (in front of the bus station) Tele: 7832. 0420, 7832. 1197, 7832. 1190. Email:

Plastic Surgery Dr. Milton Solis, located on Blvd. Vista Hermosa 25-19, Multimedica Of. #1101, Zona 15, Antigua, Guatemala, Tele: 5511.4163 

Santa Lucia Emergency Medical Clinics and Diagnostics, Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7, Antigua. Tele: 7832. 3122, 7832. 5789

Xela, Guatemala City

Clinicas Dentales Profesionales in Xela offers cosmetic dentistry, esthetic fillings, root canals, orthodontics, whitening, implants,  crowns, dental bridges, emergencies, general cleaning Located Zone 3, 17 Avenida 4-42, First Floor Office 7, Zone 1, 3a Calle 12-61, a few feet away from The Black Cat. Tele: 7767.2707 / 5608.8572 (English) email :

Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Hand Surgery - Dr. Juan Carlos Galindo in Guatemala City. Edificio Sixtino, 6ta Avenida 6-63, Zona 10, Tele: 502. 2269. 7071 or 2269.7072 or 2269. 7073 or 2269. 7074. Cell: 5202. 6280 Email: JCGalindo or This was the hand surgeon Akaisha used for her hand accident. Highly recommended. Speaks English.

Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy - Licda. Ana Lucky Potrillo, Edificio Sixtino, 6ta Avenida 6-63 Zona 10. Guatemala City, Tele: 2269. 7259 or 5208. 5515 or 5472. 2946

Centro de Cirugía Bucal, Maxiofacial e implantes dentales, Dr. Alex Villela, Zona Pradera, Torre 1, of. 606, Boulevard Los Proceres, Zona 10, Guatemala City. Tele: 2261. 7007. Emergencias: 5709. 1843

Dental Surgeon, Dr. Jose C. Jacobs, specialist endodontics Avenida Las Americas 7-12, Zona 3 Oficina 408, Torre Pradera Quetzaltenangeo, Guatemala, C.A. email:  Celular 502. 4016. 3918 Tele: 502. 7930. 4362 Speaks English

Innovacion Oftalmologica Integral, Centrocular, ophthalmology and glaucoma procedures. 10z Calle 2-45 Zona 14, Edificio Clinicas Medicas officina 705, 7th level. Tele: 502. 3014. 6200, email: , Dra. Maria del Carmen Gil Ovalle, Tele: 502. 2368. 0134, Email: or Guatemala City.

Eye Scan Laser Center, 10z. Calle 3-01 Zona 14, Edificio Artes Medicas, 1er. Nivel Tele: 502. 2337. 2338, 502. 5513. 4627 Email: and  Guatemala City.

Solola, Jucanya, Panajachel & San Marcos

Atitlab, Centro de Analisis, Final Santander, 5-38, zona 2, Panajachel, Lab for blood tests, blood bank. Mon-Fri. 7am to 5 pm. Dra. Magda Teresa Catalina Flores Lopez. Tele: 502. 4935. 8173, 502. 4259.7177 email:

Central de Salud, on Calle Principal, up towards La Dispensa. You can walk in here for free for services. There are free acupuncture sessions given by Diane Dreyfus, who often brings in international doctors to help with the locals. Contact her on her Facebook Page to ask about her free Hornadas and clinics.

Clinica Dental Dra. Luisa La Guardia Garcia, Calle Santander, Zone 2, Centro Comercial Plaza Atitlan Loca 23 & 24. Panajachel. Tele: 502. 7762. 1220 Emergencies: 502. 5475. 3061. Email: English spoken.

Clinica Medica de Ginecologia y Obstetricia Luz Y Vida, M-F 9 am - 7 pm Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm, 24 hour emergency phone: Tele 4154.9478 and 7762.4709, 0-374 Avenida Venancio Barrios Zona 2, Solola.

Dental Shalom 11 Calle 7-45 zona 2 de Solola M-F 8 am - 6 pm, Emergency phone 5618.0357, 5215.4122

Dental Surgery Dr. Carlos Rodolfo Garcia Garcia. Panajachel near La Dispensa. Tele: 502. 4148. 3072. or 5514. 3107. Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to Noon, 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 7a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dentist Yadira Kastillode Gonzalez, 2nd Ave. 2-36 Zone 1, Barrior Norte in front of Veterinary Hospital, Solola, 7762. 6231

Clinica Dental Solola, 7th Avenue 8-48, zona 2, Solola. Emergency phone 5416.5369. Hours M-F 8 am - 12 pm and 2pm - 5pm. Saturday 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Dra. Zully Arroyave, Internal medicine, Sanatorio Philippe Pinel, 5a Calle 7-48, Zona 2, Solola, Tele: 7762. 3294.

Panajachel Medical Guide  - list of medical services available in Panajachel.

Dr. Luis Cordon, Geriatrics, care at home, M-F, Panajachel, Tele: 4049.0774

Dra. Zulma Buitrego de Ordonez, Calle Principal 0-72, Panajachel, Tele: 7762. 2174

Imessa Medical Images and Sonograms 15 Calle 4-10, Zona 1, Barrio el Carmen, Solola. Tele: 502. 7762. 5413. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to Noon. Email: Website:     

Lake Atitlan Wellness Clinic Dr. Luis De Pena, 3-34 Calle Monterrey, Panajachel, Guatemala, CA, 07010

Dra. Anabella F. Perez Consuegra, General Medicine & Natural, 0 Calle 2-94, Zona 4, Barrio Jucanya, Tele: 5526. 9099

La Asuncion Laboratoria Clinico Biotolico, Licda. Kenia Maria Caballeros Barragan, Calle Principal, Callejon Maria Cruz local 6C, Panajachel. Telefax: 502. 7762. 6268, Website: Email: Panajachel. In SOLOLA: 7a Avenida 11-52 Zona 2, Tele: 502. 7762. 4869 Telefax: 502. 7762. 3303.

Massage and more, Marta Lynd-Atlan, East West Center, San Marcos, Tele: 5521. 3059, Acupressure, Teishin and Moxa, abdominal massage, back treatments. 

Farmacias Galeno Panajachel, Calle Principal 0-00 Zona 2 (right next to Pollo Campero at the traffic light) tele: 7762. 0867. Will deliver your order to your home, 6am to 10pm - open 24 hours, every day. Website:

PanaMed Clinicas de Especialidades (tele: 4224. 2648) just moved to the other side of La Dispensa Familiar, on a side street. Tuk tuks know where it is. Panajachel. Dra. Juarez (speaks English) Gynaecologist, Dr. Carlos Cunningham, chiropractor, Naturopath,  Tele: 7762. 0281. Internal medicine, Dra. Clara Cabrera, tele: 3006. 1428. Ask about other services provided in Clinic, since it seems to be fluid. Open Monday through Saturday.

Medical Tourism, Concierge Services, International Insurance

Guatemala Medical Travel brings the most highly skilled surgeons, doctors and dentists of Guatemala together with patients from America, and other countries, who are seeking a more cost-effective solution to their medical needs. A treatment referral and travel agency, Guatemala Medical Travel will help you maintain your bills at 60-80% less than normal US prices and help you will all details including accommodation, translation, transfer of funds, tour guides and all personal services. 

HTH Worldwide gives you quotes for international health insurance covering inside and outside the U.S. Plans include the Global citizen for crew ship members or missionaries, or Global Citizen Expat. View benefits, get a quote.

International Triage is a pioneer in care management for patients outside their country of residence, specializes in offering world-class treatment destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. There is a 24/7 help desk and a second opinion option.

Maya woman on cell phone at market

Maya woman on cell phone at market

International Health Insurance  IHI was one of the first insurance companies in the world to offer international insurance plans. Over the last 30 years IHI has introduced more new products than any of the competitors including preventative services, health consulting services and online solutions for the convenience of their customers. Both healthcare insurance and travel insurance.

For more information on Medical Tourism, please see our Medical Tourism Page

World Nomads Travel insurance, recommended by Lonely Planet. Available to people from over 150 countries, designed for adventurous travelers, cover for medical, evacuation, baggage and activities.

Spanish schools

Easy Spanish courses for Survival level and for Executives, 14 Avenida 13-68, Zona 10, Oakland, Guatemala City, Tele: 2337.3970 Email:

Spanish Instruction Asociacion Pop Wuj One-on-one Spanish instruction in a spectacular setting and the opportunity to help the people of Guatemala while you learn. Regular Immersion Program, social work and Medical Spanish Program. volunteer opportunities available. Located at 1a Calle 17-72, Zona 1 Quetzaltenango, Telefax: 502. 7761.8286.

Escuela de la Montana located one hour west of Xela provides 4 hours daily of one-on-one Spanish instruction, comfortable lodging in the main building of the school, 3 meals a day with families of neighboring communities and daily activities such as conferences, visits to nearby communities and nature hikes. Contact Projecto Linguistico, Quetzalteco de Espanol, 5a Calle 2-40, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango. Tele: 7763.1061. Email:

English Teachers McCallum School of English located on Pasaje Enriquez, Zona 1, Xela email:

Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish School, Accommodation and Art Gallery located two blocks south of the park, 12 Avenida 8-31, Zona 1, Xela Tele: 7765.5554 or 5688.4694 Email: also

Dock on Lake Atitlan

Dock on Lake Atitlan

Volunteer Opportunities

International Volunteer Headquarters provides safe, quality and extremely affordable volunteering programs abroad in developing countries all over the world. Each year they place over 4000 people into their programs abroad and they have a wide range of volunteer travel opportunities. Volunteers can choose to work on projects for various periods of time ranging anywhere from one day to six months.

Lemonade International Volunteer in Guatemala. Education, health access and job creation are imperative to providing sustainable solutions for the children and families who live in this country. this organization impacts the lives of more than 350 children every year, along with a thriving church community, a construction workshop, a microfinance program, and a safe home, providing a refuge for abandoned, abused and neglected children. 

Starfish One by One empowers young women through education and mentorship to become leaders in their community. They invest in the education of rural Mayan adolescent girls who otherwise would have no education beyond 6th grade. Studies show that the educated girl transforms herself, her family, her community, and her world.

For more volunteer opportunities, see our Volunteer Page.

Useful Links & Contact Numbers

Revue Magazine, Guatemala's English-Language Magazine has a Business Directory, Datebook Calendar of Events, maps, and current happenings

Lax Travel Antigua Travel Agency, 3a Calle Poniente #12 Esquina, La Antigua, Guatemala. Tele: 7832. 1621 & 7832. 2674. Email: You won't find better airfares than ours! Wholesale prices.

Emergency Contact Numbers for Xela

Fire: (Bomberos Voluntarios) 7761.2002

Police: (Policia Nacional Civil) 110

Local Police: (Policia Nacional Civil, Xela) 7765.4994 or 7761.0042 or 7761.2746

Red Cross: (Cruz Roja) 7761.2746

Tourist Assistance: (Asistur) 1500, 2421.2810

Hospital: 7761.4381

Travel - El Salvador

Maya ruins at Tikal

Maya ruins at Tikal

Transportes del Sol - daily departures to El Salvador 7:30 a.m. Executive Service $28 - (o/w) Conexion to Nicaragua $72 - (o/w) Offices & reservations: Hotel Crowne Plaza, Guatemala City. Tele: 502. 4145. 2652 & 2322. 5000

Hotel Berlin, Avenida El Espino, Lotes #62 & 64, Santa Elena, Urb. Madreselva Ant. Cuscatlan, El Salvador Tele: 503. 2243. 8877. Email:

Hotel Mediterraneo Plaza, 15 Calle Poniente #4319, Col. Escalon, San Salvador Tele: 503. 2263. 4592. Ask about their special offers.

Alicante Hotel, La Sultana, C. Las Rosas Y Avenida Los Laureles #1, S.S. Tele: 2243. 0889.  Email:, Air con, Cable TV, Pool, internet, lovely garden.

Alicante Montana Hotel, Km 93.5 Carr. Apaneca-Ataco. Tele: 503. 2413. 8656. Email:, 26 rooms with hot water, Cable TV, restaurant, pool, spa.

Capricho Beach House - start your trip in El Salvador at one of the country's best beaches: Barra de Santiago. Just 3 hours from Antigua, Guatemala via Esquintla. Pristine beaches, surf, turtles, mangroves, in a nature reserve. Tele: 503. 7981. 4517.

Guinness Travel Tele: 4623.6297.

Rainbow Travel Center, 7 Avenida Sur #8, Tele: 502. 7931.7878. Flights, shuttles, tours and hotels. Best service for the best price, guaranteed! 

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