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Expat Guide to Living in Panajachel

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

Moving to Panajachel, Guatemala

A French expat who went to Panajachel, Guatemala on vacation loved the climate and locals so much he ended up staying. He advises other newcomers to rent first, pack lightly, use a lawyer and translator when signing contracts and leave your prejudices behind.

Living in Panajachel, Guatemala

If you're moving to Panajachel, be prepared to live a different life style. Life is affordable, help is affordable. Slower pace.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Panajachel handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Panajachel by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

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More Living in Panajachel Reports

What are people's priorities in Panajachel - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Panajachel:
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More Moving to Panajachel Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Panajachel? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Panajachel? Below are some of the responses from expats in Panajachel:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Panajachel with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Panajachel, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Panajachel. If you are already living in Panajachel, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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 Panajachel by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Panajachel Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Panajachel? Below are some of the reports from expats in Panajachel:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

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

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Join our Guatemala forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Guatemala.

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Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Guatemala.

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Expats in Guatemala offers tips about living in Guatemala. They discuss where to live in Guatemala, the locals and their culture, crime problems, cost of living and more. (more)

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