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Transportation when wandering outside of Atitlan

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Transportation when wandering outside of Atitlan

Hi everyone,

As mentioned in a previous post, my husband and I will be spending two months in Guatemala, starting this coming January. We will be basing ourselves out of Lake Atitlan during that time, but would like the flexibility to wander to other areas of Guatemala on the weekends.

We don't want to rent a car at the airport that will just sit in a lot for most of the time, so would prefer to get a rental near Lake Atitlan as needed for excursions. I looked and can't find any car rental agencies in or close to the lake - does anyone happen to know the best area to find one? It needs to be feasible and cost effective for us to get to the rental agency from the lake by either walking, taking a shuttler or tuk tuk.

We would prefer our own car so we can wander at our own pace, but we are also open to shuttle / alternative transportation recommendations if you feel strongly about anything. Right now, high on our list are Antigua and Semuc Champey (but we suspect we'll want to travel off the beaten path a little too).

No concerns about driving in Guatemala as my husband drove last time we visited and has driven in many similar countries.

Thanks for your help!

Indu

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1. Re: Transportation when wandering outside of Atitlan

It might be cheaper and easier to take share shuttles to really popular destinations like Antigua and Semuc Champey. There are long range bus options to some places, too. Sorry I can't help with rental info - we've never been tempted to rent in Guatemala.

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