The Hotel Cacique Inn is located two streets away from the main street, “The Santander Street”. It is one of the most comfortable 3 star hotels in Panajachel and has a beautiful tropical garden with a big swimming pool, one of the best restaurants in town, bar, ping-pong table and a cordial service.
The Hotel Cacique Inn offers 34 rooms with TV, romantic fireplace, and all ornamented with typical cloth. The large sliding doors open onto a veranda that continues to the lush gardens and the pool. To experience “Santander Street”, it’s ambulatory market and the multicolor craftsmanship shops you are always just 5 minutes away.
In Panajachel you can enjoy incredible views or take a day tour around Lake Atitlan. The village of Santiago Atitlan is located across the lake from Panajachel and is famous for Maximon, the Mayan God of corn. Locals ask him for favors in exchange of money, liquor or cigarettes.
Cancellation / Prepayment
Children and extra beds
- Complimentary breakfast
- Free toiletries
- Non-smoking rooms
- Private Bathroom
- Safety Deposit Box
- Seating area
- Swimming Pool
- WiFi Internet
Panajachel is located in the Guatemalan highlands and provides incredible views to three volcanoes and Lake Atitlan. The volcanoes, San Pedro, Toliman, and Atitlan set an incredible stage for this town. Panajachel also serves as a gateway to explore the three indigenous villages around Lake Atitlan. Santiago Atitlan, Santa Cararina Palopo and San Antonio Palopo, are all famous for its women weavers and their typical clothes.
During the period of the Spanish conquering Guatemala, the shores of the lake were the scene of the great battle in which the Spanish and their Cakchiquel allies defeated the Tzutuhils. The Spanish set up a church and monastery in Panajachel soon afterward, and used the town as a center for converting the Indians of the region to the Catholic faith. The original façade of the church stills stands, and is one of the gems of the colonial buildings in Guatemala.
Panajachel or Pana as it is called by the locals is a town full of interesting sights, sounds, and smells. The town has numerous hotels and is full of small quality restaurants and interesting nightspots. During the day you can visit the surrounding villages, enjoy the breathtaking views onto the volcanoes that surround the lake or visit Panajachel’s busy market street. It is also one of the best places in Guatemala to shop for souvenirs.
The town itself is small and you can get anywhere within 15 minutes. Tuctuc’s (taxis on 3 wheels) are widely available to take you to nearby attractions. Private boats which take you across the lake and to the Indian villages regularly leave from the pier at the foot of the main street, Calle Santander. There are also larger public ferries but they only go to Santiago Atitlan and San Pedro.