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Real Estate in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

William Russell
William Russell
William Russell
William Russell

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 03, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala are San Marcos La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, Santa Cruz La Laguna, and Panajachel. On average, a nice 2 bedroom home in Lake Atitlan can cost anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost anywhere from $150,000 to $300,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, internet access, and a fully equipped kitchen. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Lake Atitlan, however, they must obtain a special permit from the government in order to do so. The best way for an expat to search for a home to buy in Lake Atitlan is to contact a local real estate agent who is familiar with the area and can provide information on available properties. Additionally, expats can search online for listings of homes for sale in the area.

How do I find a place to live in Lake Atitlan?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"When looking for a place to live in Lake Atitlan, it is best to search online for rental and housing listings or to contact a local real estate agent or rental agency. Finding a roommate to share a house, or an Airbnb rental, can also be a great way to save on costs. Additionally, many local communities offer homestays, which are a great, affordable way to experience the culture of the area," remarked one member in Lake Atitlan.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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