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Why do people move to Lake Atitlan?

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When we asked people why foreigners move to Lake Atitlan, they responded...

"There are several reasons people relocate to the Lake Atitlan area:

  1. Low cost of living. Nearly everything is substantially less than what one would pay in the 1st World. That is the necessities: food, housing, transport. If you want 1st World conveniences you will pay a premium... internet, television, foods from home.
  2. The location. Situated at 5000 feet (1524 m) above sea level, this is not the hot tropical jungle one usually associates with living in Central America. We call it the land of eternal springtime. Bring a sweater. And bring a camera...this is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
  3. Lifestyle. You can be retired and as lazy or active as you want (lots of volunteer opportunities). If you have a New Age orientation, the lake area is a vortex for seekers and practitioners of every sort.
  4. ," said another expat in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

"Expats are attracted to move to Lake Atitlan, due to its stunning natural beauty, with the lake surrounded by lush green hills and towering volcanoes. The pleasant climate, often referred to as the "land of eternal spring," offers comfortable living conditions year-round. The low cost of living, including affordable housing, food, and healthcare, is another major draw for expats. Additionally, the rich Mayan culture and friendly local communities provide a unique and immersive cultural experience. The laid-back lifestyle and opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and bird-watching, also appeal to those seeking a more relaxed and adventurous way of life. Finally, the growing expat community offers a sense of camaraderie and support for newcomers looking to make Lake Atitlan their new home," wrote a member who made the move to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

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