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Above and beyond!

Paddle boarding Lake Atitlán is a MUST. So is doing it through PanaSurf. JC and his staff go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
_ckelly9
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Panajachel, Guatemala
Fantastic SUP Experience

JC is the perfect SUP instructor! He and his SUP dog Bailey showed me the ropes and made me feel... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer Y
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We offer private and group SUP adventure tours on Lake Atitlan, throughout the entire week beginning 8am with over 27 years of experience.
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Calle Monterrey | 05 Calle 03-39 Zona 2, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paddle boarding Lake Atitlán is a MUST. So is doing it through PanaSurf. JC and his staff go above and beyond to make sure you have an excellent experience. Recommendation: get the real boards - it's worth it! My boyfriend and I decided to just...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

JC is the perfect SUP instructor! He and his SUP dog Bailey showed me the ropes and made me feel super comfortable as a female traveling solo and being new to paddle boarding. We saw some incredible views and also enjoyed some local hot springs...More

Thank Jennifer Y
Bailey S, Owner at PanaSurf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jennifer, Bailey and I would like to thank you for the kind words. We try to make everyone feel like family, and we are glad you had such a fantastic experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day with GC! It was the first time me and my friend were doing paddleboard. GC explained how to stand up how to paddle. He really knows his stuff! We also went to see the natural reserve on our journey. It...More

2  Thank lilimaudep
Bailey S, General Manager at PanaSurf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lili! We were glad to have you and Mireille @Panasurf SUP & we're happy you enjoyed the eco-adventure tour! You both did amazing & paddled hard on the SUP. Mireille's Kakasana (crow pose) looked amazing! We look forward to having you both back in...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

I visited Casa Colonial due to my initial travel plans falling out & I had to change them but I'm absolutely glad I did, because Casa Colonial, JC & all the staff @PanaSurfSUP is absolutely amazing! The hotel is located near the Lake front near...More

2  Thank Delia A
Bailey S, General Manager at PanaSurf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Delia! We're glad you enjoyed your stay @CasaColonial as well as the SUPs. We're happy to hear that you felt safe & comfortable @CasaColonial & we look forward to having you back in the near future. That's awesome that you had the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

I wasn't sure about wake surfing, I had never done stand-up paddle boarding before, so I wanted a little introduction. J.C. invited me along with a group who were surfing. He said it's best not to come with plans and expectations and he was right....More

1  Thank Candacee W
Bailey S, General Manager at PanaSurf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi Candacee, We are happy you were able to join us on the SUP wakesurfing tour. You did really really good for your first time🏄🏾. Very Impressive💪🏻. Your SUP yoga crow pose looks amazing!! This time the girls beat the boys in cliff jumping. 😂...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018

JC and his crew took us on two amazing adventures. First was stand up paddleboarding from Panajachel to Santa Catarina. Some of us were up for jumping off cliffs, and some of us needed a tow early on. We could have split up and had...More

1  Thank sgcvar
Bailey S, General Manager at PanaSurf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

I am glad everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much for helping out a family in need. The mother was very thankful. Hope to see you back here soon! Safe travels

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

where do i begin, JC is the absolute best tour guide in all of Pana. his knowledge of the area will never get you lost and his experience on the board will make sure you last for hours on the lake. i highly recommend this...More

Thank Josh G
Bailey S, Manager at PanaSurf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thanks! After 27 years of living on this beautiful lake I had to build my custom boards to withstand the wind, wave and pressure changes due to the high altitude. This way rain or shine, chop or no chop everyone can enjoy the lake for...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Ok.. can't say enough about JC! He's the man! You need anything he has a guy and knows the area well. You won't be taken advantage of or price gouged here. He makes sure that you have everything you need and then goes beyond that....More

Thank Tyler B
Bailey S, Manager at PanaSurf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thank you for the kind words and choosing PanaSurf 'n SuP for organizing your aquatic adventure tours! We strive to seize the day! Make every moment count and create memories for you and your newlywed! Congratulations to you and Ruth on taking this life long...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

It was my first time to try out SUP. It is definitely the best place to practice, great people and beautiful background. I tried first the inflatable board on which I felt quite insecure, felt after 5 minutes, although the water was luckily calm. I...More

Thank SonjaVarga
Bailey S, General Manager at PanaSurf, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Hi Sonja Thank you for your kind review. I am sorry you fell in the first 5minutes on the inflatable. Hahaha!! Inflatables are not the greatest here at the lake. We do have them to educate our guests the differences in quality, sturdines, balance and...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

I was traveling alone and decided to spend my last day paddle boarding on the lake. I'm so glad I did! I had a great time paddle boarding and wake surfing with these guys, we even stopped for a cliff jump on the way to...More

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ARogerRoss
31 July 2017|
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Response from janef370 | Property representative |
When it is really hot there have been outbreaks of cyanobacteria algae. This year it has been nice with no issues. I have paddled a lot with no problems.
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JLS123
20 June 2016|
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Response from CANDD58 | Reviewed this property |
As for as I am aware, there are no alligators in Lake Atitlan. Also, the owner of Panasurf, Juan, would not allow you in the water if there were any. He is very conscious of keeping his clients safe.
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