New International Airport on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast

Construction was completed on a new international airport south of Retalhuleu this week. International flights from Central America and Mexico will commence next month. This city is on the way to Mexico along the northwest Pacific coast.

Now travelers going to the lake can fly into Reu, as it’s called, and take a Pullman bus and chicken bus to Santiago in five hours for about Q100. This will also turn the area into a booming tourism market. There are black sand beaches, Mayan and Olmec ruins, a water park and other attractions on the Florida-like Pacific coast.

Lake Atitlan, the most magical lake in the world, is a laid-back place in Guatemala.

Lake Atitlan is a great place to vacation or live. San Pedro la Laguna, Panajachel, Santiago, San Marcos and Santiago are home to retirees from around the globe, as well as to the living Maya. These are some of the most affordable places to live in Central America.

A variety of bars and restaurants provide cheap to moderate dining options, and there’s lively nightlife in San Pedro, Santiago and Panajachel.

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