Panajachal is a lively and often dusty and hot shopping hub of Lake Atitlan. What it lacks in charm it certainly makes up for in street vendors and amazing artisans. Look out for the handmade palm sombreros while you're there. If your looking for a quite and delicious home cooked meal the two outposts of Deli right on Calle Santander are perfect. Head towards the lake and on the right you will see the biggest spot complete with charming bird song filled garden. The chicken soup is exceptional.