Around the 23rd of October the normal road between Panajachel and Sololá will not be available for vehicular and pedestrian traffic, for about 2 months. Covial will start work to repair the road around the “waterfall” and tourist as well as locals will have to take an alternate route from Sololá to Panajachel and visa versa.
An alternative road is being prepared as an option for entering the Lake Atitlan basin through Sololá. From Sololá you take the normal road down to San Jorge where you go down through the ‘Jaibal finca’, an old school coffee farm, to the shores of the lake from where you can take a 5 minute boat ride to Panajachel.
ALTERNATE ROUTES Guatemala – Panajachel: All alternative routes will be properly marked. The PNC (Police) supported by the army will provide permanent security on these routes:
- Take the road to Las Trampas to reach Las Cruces-San Andres Semetabaj and to Panajachel.
- Via Patzun to reach Godinez and then to Panajachel
- The road to Escuintla-Cocales-Godinez and then Panajachel
- And via Sololá – San Jorge La Laguna to the Jaybal beach. Private boats as well as Municipality boats, identified with banners and stickers, will pick up passengers to bring them to Panajachel.