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.
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.
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.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
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:
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
Submit a Having a Baby 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:
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.
Submit a Working Abroad Report