Bad Road Traffic Guatemala City Airport to Lake Atitlan 4-5 Hour #GUA
In my many, many travels to Late Atitlan, I now have a system I use. It's not cheap, but it's easy, safe and for me... worth it.
I always stay in Guatemala City when I arrive. Usually at the Dos Lunas hotel near the airport. It is very reasonable, they pick you up and you get breakfast! Plus the owners are lovely people.
Then I arrange for a private car from San Pedro la Laguna. I do this in advance to try and time it with someone needing to get to the airport. If you can do that, the cost drops from around US$100 to US$50 each (or less).
Another option is to get in touch with bar/restaurant owners to see if anyone is doing a 'city run' for supplies. If there's room, you can get a direct ride back for a few Q.
I fly down May 2 and this is exactly what I'll do. Easy peasy!