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

"Lake Atitlan is located in the southwestern highlands of Guatemala. The climate in the area is temperate with warm days and cool nights. The lake itself is surrounded by three volcanoes, making for breathtaking views. The local Mayan population is made up of several different linguistic and cultural groups, creating a mix of different cultures to explore. The cost of living is relatively low, with groceries and household items costing less than in North American cities. The local currency is the Guatemala Quetzal. The area's infrastructure is modern and reliable, but there are still some rural areas that depend on traditional ways of life. Crime is low; however, there are some areas that are best avoided. It's also important to understand the local customs and respect the traditional values of the local population. Finally, Lake Attilan is a popular destination for tourists, so be prepared to encounter visitors from around the world during your stay," said another expat in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

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