×
Interested in our Partner Program for businesses or our Local Guide Program for experienced expats and digital nomads? Click here to learn more.
Panajachel, Guatemala | What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Panajachel? | Expat Exchange
Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In

What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Panajachel?

Answer this Question

We asked people in Panajachel if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"It is important to be respectful of local customs and traditions when visiting Panajachel. It is important to dress modestly and to avoid public displays of affection. It is also important to be aware of the local language and to be respectful when speaking to locals. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local religious beliefs and to avoid making any comments that could be seen as offensive or disrespectful. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local customs regarding tipping and to be respectful when bargaining for goods and services," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Panajachel, Guatemala.

Other Questions:

What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Panajachel?

If you live in Panajachel, newcomers to Panajachel would love to hear your answer to this question.


Allianz Care
Allianz Care

Flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. Use Promocode: LIFE10 and get 10% off your international health insurance for life!
Get Quote

Allianz CareAllianz Care

Flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. Use Promocode: LIFE10 and get 10% off your international health insurance for life!
Get Quote

Contribute to Guatemala Network Contribute
Help others in Guatemala by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Guatemala.

Allianz Care
Allianz Care

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal Partners & Local Guides