It is claimed that Atitlan means ‘place where the rainbow gets its colours’, whether or not this is true, visiting and living in Lake Atitlan, in the Highlands of Guatemala is, without a doubt, a multi-coloured…multi-everything experience! The perfect place to buy or build your dream home.
Most visitors who come here cannot help but fall in love with this immense and magical body of water, and its spectacular volcanic setting. It tends to have a magnetic effect on people who return time and again, with many choosing to purchase land or a house and call it home. The diaspora here is, in itself, is multi-cultural with people from all over the world choosing to make the Lake Atitlan their home or second home. This cross-section includes those living here working for NGOs, ex-backpackers who have set up businesses, people looking for a different life-style, and those who choose to retire here, to name but a few.
Buying in Guatemala, Central America, might appear to be a daunting prospect. Bureaucracy and red tape even at home can be a nightmare; enough to put you off stepping into the quagmire of Guatemala’s! However, this is exactly why Mayan Lake Realty is here! We are here to help you reach that goal of a ‘dream house’ with as little stress and hassle as possible – and we will be with you every step of the way.
We have a carefully-selected network of professional, skilled, reliable, and economical workers, from lawyers and international architects, to excellent local carpenters, plumbers, electricians, builders, etc.
Whatever your budget might be, we can give you the best value for your money. Contact us for an initial chat and we can talk you through the process and what our recommendations are. Take a look at our map of Lake Atitlan below to have a better idea of the villages surrounding the lake. We encourage potential buyers to come and visit the lake and spend time exploring, as each village has a very different atmosphere and perspective of the lake.
With the economic down turn worldwide many, particular people from the USA and Canada, are looking to Guatemala as a place to invest in or retire to and buy property. If offers those who wish to retire overseas a fantastic climate, an economic location where they can comfortably live off their pension; fantastic and economic medical facilities in the capital; schools following the US curriculum; and a quiet and safe lifestyle, to say nothing of being surrounded by stunning natural beauty and a vibrant, living Mayan culture.