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What do I need to know before retiring in Lake Atitlan?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Lake Atitlan, they said...

"When considering retiring in Lake Atitlan, it is important to know that the area is quite secluded and mountainous, providing a great deal of peace and quiet. It is necessary to obtain a resident visa if you plan to stay in Guatemala for more than 90 days. The cost of living in Lake Atitlan is relatively low, as are property taxes. However, healthcare and other necessary services such as banking and postal services will require going to other towns in the area. It is important to be aware of the different Mayan languages spoken in the area, as well as the culture and traditions of the local people. The weather can be quite extreme, with hot summers and colder, wetter winters. Lastly, retirement in Lake Atitlan provides an opportunity to explore the beautiful natural environment and engage in hobbies like bird watching and trekking," commented one expat who made the move to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

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What do I need to know before retiring in Lake Atitlan?

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