lunes, 25 de agosto de 2014

Discover the Mayan Atlantide

Unique under water mayan city.. and it is located in the heart of Lake Atitlan.





martes, 5 de agosto de 2014

Buy Land under 50,000 $ in Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Guatemala being the next place to be, some wonder if it is still possible to buy land for an affordable price in Guatemala and particularly in Lake Atitlan. If the most look after retirement destination in Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala, is out of reach for most of the potential retirees, Lake Atitlan still offers great land opportunities.. In Antigua, in the urban area it is almost impossible to find a vacant lot and if you find one the price are in the 6 figures..outside the urban limit and in the surrounding villages you do find affordable lots but often without any utilities.. Check this project Cafetales de Santa Ana.
Now Lake Atitlan which is one of the top lake destination in the world  offers still great lot to buy..

For example we have a great piece of land outside San Pedro La Laguna, on the road, with electricity, water from a well offered at $22,000.00. Ideal to build your own little corner of paradise..
Now for your surprise there is sometimes incredible offers like this one in A cottage for $ 25,000.


You could add a floor and have a view of the lake and enjoy the proximity of the goodies that San Marcos La Laguna as to offer..Now a bit closer to Panajachel in Santa Cruz La Laguna you can find a lot with all the services for $ 45,000, with a contract from the government. Close to hotel Isla Verde , above it , with great views and a terrace to build on it.. And finally if you want a more urban location like Panajachel, you can find some lots around 100 - 120 m2 for around $ 25,000... So yes it is still possible to get a real good real estate buy in Lake Atitlan Area. Still the high land destination for retirement in Guatemala, for the lovers of natural beauty and living Mayan Villages.

viernes, 13 de junio de 2014

Escape from the City!

Never Lake Atitlan has been so attractive.. find out this hidden gem located only 2 1/2  hours from Guatemala city.. And check what real estate property are available at the best real estate listing for Guatemala...HERE



viernes, 30 de mayo de 2014

Two Houses for sale Waterfront San Juan La Laguna. Property close to the village but not in the village. All fenced, full grown trees, guardian house, storage,with pier right on the water. Ideal for retirement or to develop a retreat center. Excellent real estate property and house for sale in Guatemala, Lake Atitlan. It is located close to San Juan La Laguna the village most advanced in terms of communitary organisation. Full of primitive painters, local weaving cooperative.. all at a great price $ 120,000.00

miércoles, 7 de mayo de 2014

2 houses Waterfront Lake Atilan San Marcos La Laguna

In Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, San Marcos La Laguna, great real estate property for sale with long lasting value for the following reasons...
LOCATION : Right on the water, small lake access, but with floating pier
LOCATION: Only 7 minutes walk from San Marcos La Laguna village
LOCATION: A million dollars view.. to volcanos and sunsets..

A very good real estate deal in Guatemala Lake Atitlan, check this stunning opportunity to invest in Guatemala for your retirement or leasure at SANMARH 11





lunes, 21 de abril de 2014

Who are the Guatemalan any way...

Well nobody better than Gabriel Garcia Marquez to describe them..
If you plan to retire or relocate in Guatemala here are some information from a great writer...
Below you will find the article in Spanish.. and I translate it freely so forgive me if the translation is not perfect... enjoy..
There is no one who doesn't know a Guatemalan or at least know someone who knows a Guatemalan . Anyway, once asked a wise teacher acknowledged : What it is a Guatemalan ? His answer was: Ah , Guatemalans ... what a difficult question ! Guatemalans are among you but not from you. Guatemalan drink in the same cup of joy and bitterness. They make music from their complaint and laugh at the music. Guatemalans okes seriously  and make jokes so seriously. They don't believe in nobody and believe in everything. Don't  ever consider to argue with them ever! Guatemalan are born with wisdom. No need to read ,they know everything ! No need to travel ,they have seen everything ! Guatemalans are something like the chosen people, by  themselves. Guatemalans are individually characterized by their sympathy and intelligence , and in groups , for their clamor and passion.
Each carries the spark of genius and geniuses do not get along with each other , hence the Guatemalans are easy  to  gather,  but to unite them is almost impossible. Don't talk to them about logic , because it implies reasoning and restraint and Guatemalans are hyperbolic and exaggerated . For example, if you are invited to a restaurant to eat, you are  not invited at the best restaurant in town , but at  the best restaurant in the world .
When discussing  they don't say I disagree with you but you are completely wrong! They have cannibalistic tendencies; for example He ate her ! It is an expression of admiration and to eat a pretty woman is a sign of admirable situation. Telling someone " eat shit " is a searing insult. The Guatemalan loves some much  contradiction that they call " ass-culo " athe beautiful women "animal" the scholars . If you suffer from any health conditions they warn you ,Brother , you should talk to me to take you to a friend of mine who is a fucking good doctor! Guatemalans offer solutions before knowing the problem. For them there is never any problem. They know what needs to be done to eradicate terrorism , prosecute poor Caribbean countries, ending hunger in Africa, pay the foreign debt , who should be president and how the United States can become a world power.
They do not understand why others do not understand them when their ideas are so simple and clear , and can't  just understand why people do not want to learn to speak Castilian like them, but they want everyone to learn 23 pre colombian mayan dialects  languages ​​what do nothing more than divided the society .
Ah , Guatemalans ...  We can not much live with them, but it is impossible to live without them!
Dedicated with love to the people of the greatest country in the world ...
Gabriel Garcia Marquez...
Picture from the rough guide.


Spanish version
No hay nadie que no conozca a un guatemalteco o, por lo menos, conoce a alguien que conoce a un guatemalteco. De todas maneras, le preguntaron en una ocasión a un reconocido sabio maestro: ¿Qué es un guatemalteco? Su respuesta fue la siguiente: ¡Ah, los guatemaltecos… que difícil pregunta! Los guatemaltecos están entre ustedes pero no son de ustedes. Los guatemaltecos beben en la misma copa la alegría y la amargura. Hacen música de su llanto y se ríen de la música. Los guatemaltecos toman en serio los chistes y hacen chistes de lo serio. No creen en nadie y creen en todo. ¡No se les ocurra discutir con ellos jamás! Los guatemaltecos nacen con sabiduría. No necesitan leer, ¡todo lo saben! No necesitan viajar, ¡todo lo han visto! Los guatemaltecos son algo así como el pueblo escogido, por ellos mismos. Los guatemaltecos se caracterizan individualmente por su simpatía e inteligencia y, en grupos, por su gritería y apasionamiento.
Cada uno de ellos lleva en sí la chispa de genios y los genios no se llevan bien entre sí, de ahí que reunir a los guatemaltecos es fácil, pero unirlos es casi imposible. No se les hable de lógica, pues eso implica razonamiento y mesura y los guatemaltecos son hiperbólicos y exagerados. Por ejemplo, si te invitan a un restaurante a comer, no te invitaron al mejor restaurante del pueblo, sino al mejor restaurante del mundo.
Cuando discuten, no dicen: No estoy de acuerdo con vos sino ¡Estas completamente equivocado! Tienen tendencias antropofágicas; así entonces ¡Se la comió! Es una expresión de admiración y comerse a una mujer guapa es señal de una situación admirable. Decirle a alguien "come mierda" es un insulto lacerante. El guatemalteco ama tanto la contradicción que llama "culo" a las mujeres hermosas y "animal" a los eruditos. Si te aqueja alguna situación de salud te advierten, ¡Mano, debiste hablar conmigo para llevarte donde un cuate mío, que es un médico cabrón! Los guatemaltecos ofrecen soluciones antes de saber el problema. Para ellos nunca hay problema. Saben lo que hay que hacer para erradicar el terrorismo, encausar a países pobres del Caribe, eliminar el hambre en África, pagar la deuda externa, quién debe ser presidente y cómo Estados Unidos puede llegar a ser una potencia mundial.
No entienden por qué los demás no les entienden cuando sus ideas son tan sencillas y claras, y no acaban de entender por que la gente no quiere aprender a hablar castellano como ellos, sino que quieren que todo el mundo aprendan 23 lenguas precolombinas que lo que hacen es dividir mas a la sociedad.
¡Ah, los guatemaltecos… No podemos vivir mucho con ellos, pero es imposible vivir sin ellos!
Dedicado con cariño a los habitantes del mejor país del Mundo…
Gabriel García Márquez

miércoles, 16 de abril de 2014

A little cotage in the heart of San Marcos La Laguna

In Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, real estate in San Marcos La Laguna offers interesting properties for different needs.. This little plot is located 100 mts from the center of town.. it is on the path to the new Yoga Forest center up in the valley. Still all fenced with coffees plants and bananas tree.. Currently with electricity and water with agreement with the neighbour. The cottage is 6 x 7 mts it is one room and each corner has a function.. the cuisine corner, the dining corner, the sleeping corner and one for what ever other use. The construction is made of barrareque the traditional building system with palm for roofing. If you want to retire in Guatemala and particularly in lake Atitlan this is a very affordable property.. you could rebuild it with a second floor and enjoy great views of the lake and volcanos. Located outside any risk zone and close to town makes it very attractive. An adjacent lot could be purchased for $ 20,000.00 contact me at atitlanrealestate@gmail.com property SANMAH 05