Well, for one thing, Guava Gardens is in the United States. Hotel El Amigo is in Guatemala.
Another difference, is rent. Guava Gardens costs $725/month. Hotel El Amigo costs $208/month.
Guava Gardens has a bathroom with a shower/bath tub. In the livingroom I have a LaZboy recliner. A heater/air conditioner. On the balcony, I have gorgeous blooming Impatien flowers of many colors. I have a full kitchen. Mariner, my electric bike is there.
Hotel El Amigo has a shower only, no bath tub. There is no living room. No heater/air conditioner. I have a balcony which could have gorgeous flowers of many colors. I could use the hotel's kitchen on the 1st floor. I don't need a bike because everything in Panajachel is within walking distance.
Guava Gardens has Kaiser Permanente [my health care provider] nearby.
So, if I wanted to make a choice, which would I choose? Guava Gardens or Hotel El Amigo?
Guava Gardens! No doubt about it. Even if I owned a little home here in the Town of Panajachel, I would still choose Guava Gardens! For me, the City of La Mesa in California is the best!
PS: However, the Town of Panajachel in Guatemala is a nice place to visit though! And Hotel El Amigo is a great place to stay during a visit!
12 Noon - This restaurant is a tourist hangout. That was clear from viewing the customers eating here. Tourists are comfortable in a certain atmosphere. And Guajimbo's definitely has it.
I ordered Pescado Tilapia al Ajo [filet of fish with garlic]. The meal arrived with boiled potatoes, sauteed carrots and squash, garlic bread. 70Q [$9.10US]
The fish was good!
Tourists at Guajimbo's
Girl nut seller
Across the street from my table at Guajimbo's, was the same girl nut seller that yesterday gave me a price of 10Q for 1 oz salted unshelled peanuts. This was a gigantic over charge! [$20.80US/Lb]
She knew that I recognized her. And she hid behind a wood wall. Probably embarrassed. Every time I tried to take her pic, she would duck out of sight again.
The pic is not sharp because I had to zoom in from my table at Guajimbo's.
High priced girl nut seller
3pm - I walked down close to Lake Atitlan and found Sunset Cafe. Inside was a pleasant palm shaded setting. Would be silent at this hour, except for the music.
I took a small table and ordered a Coca Cola with a glass of ice. Off in the distance is an active volcano. Steam constantly rising.