The main transportation in Pana is your feet. You could take a tuk tuk or a bus, but the easiest and cheapest way to get around is by walking. Walking is one of my favorite things to do and not only that it's a healthy way to get around. When people come to Panjachel and stay for a while, they find that within a few months the pounds start shedding off. Why is this? Part of it is your diet. There really isn't much processed food here so you are eating more fruits and vegetables. Your portion sizes are considerably smaller as well, but one of the biggest reasons people drop the weight is by walking.
Walking has helped me in so many ways in my life. It's a great stress reliever for me and is a nice way to get away for just a minute to be on my own. I often go on walks to find a peaceful place to just sit and think.
It also is great exercise. Something about getting out there and moving helps you to feel better about yourself and about life. I find that the days I don't walk I am much more cranky and irritated than the days that I go out and do something.
I love walking. It's one of the easiest things you can do to improve your health physically as well as mentally. If you are thinking of taking a trip to Panajachel, enjoy your experience here by walking through town and seeing the sights. :)