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Expat Guide to Living in Lake Atitlan

Whether you're already living in Lake Atitlan or preparing to move to Lake Atitlan, our Expat Guide to Living in Guatemala offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Lake Atitlan. For answers to specific questions, visit our Guatemala Forum to talk with expats in Lake Atitlan.

12 Tips for Living in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

12 Tips for Living in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

An expat in Guatemala talks about why expats move to Lake Atitlan - from the eternal springtime weather to the low cost of living to the laid-back lifestyle. He also covers topics such as residency in Guatemala, proximity to quality healthcare, nightlife and schools in the Lake Atitlan area.

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Lake Atitlan

An expat in Lake Atitlan talks about the proximity to hospitals in Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango, availability of prescription medicines, private health insurance and more.

More Culture Shock Reports for Lake Atitlan

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Lake Atitlan handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Lake Atitlan:
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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Lake Atitlan - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Lake Atitlan by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Lake Atitlan? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Lake Atitlan? Help others moving to Lake Atitlan by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Lake Atitlan

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Lake Atitlan. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Lake Atitlan:
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Dream vs. Reality of Living in Lake Atitlan Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Lake Atitlan. If you are already living in Lake Atitlan, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Lake Atitlan:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Lake Atitlan by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Lake Atitlan? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Lake Atitlan by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Lake Atitlan? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Lake Atitlan? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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Culture-Shock-in-San-Pedro-La-LagunaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

Watch, observe and then copy and eventually you will fit in. As they say in Spanish, "Sigue el corriente" follow the current.

Watch, observe and then copy and eventually you will fit in. As they say in Spanish, "Sigue el corriente" follow the current....

Living-in-Cuidad-ViejaAn Expat Discusses Living in Cuidad Vieja, Guatemala

If you are thinking about living in Antigua remember the prices there are ridiculously expensive in everything. Cuidad Vieja is very close to Antigua (10-15 min.) and everything here is very inexpensive.

If you are thinking about living in Antigua remember the prices there are ridiculously expensive in everything. Cuidad Vieja is very close to Antigua (10-15 min.) and everything here is very inexpensi...

Expats in Guatemala: Pros and Cons of Living in Guatemala

Expats are very forthcoming about the pros and cons of living in Guatemala. Pros include the spring-like weather, the low cost of living and the lifestyle. Cons include limited access to quality healthcare (especially outside of Guatemala City), gringo pricing, crime and the reality that the rainy season can be depressing.

Expats are very forthcoming about the pros and cons of living in Guatemala. Pros include the spring-like weather, the low cost of living and the lifestyle. Cons include limited access to quality hea...

5 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Guatemala

Expats in Guatemala have a variety of healthcare options available to them. Understanding what is available is a critical part of preparing to move there. Advice about proximity of care and prescription medications in Guatemala is also provided by expats living there.

Expats in Guatemala have a variety of healthcare options available to them. Understanding what is available is a critical part of preparing to move there. Advice about proximity of care and prescrip...

Top 5 Reasons Expats Move to Central America

From lower cost of living to affordable healthcare and beachfront living, expats discuss the top reasons they moved to Central America.
From lower cost of living to affordable healthcare and beachfront living, expats discuss the top reasons they moved to Central America....

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