Beautiful treasure in Panajachel
Lake Atitlan is 15 degrees above the equator and 1560 meters (5100 ft.) above sea level. The combination makes for an ideal climate. It's never uncomfortably cold or hot. The rainy season lasts from May to October, but the sun does shine some almost every day.
The main tourist center is Panajachel, an 800 year old pueblo of about 14000, mostly Cakchiquel Mayas and some foreigners from every corner of the globe.