Traveling around Lake Atitlan and want to know where you can get cash? Not all communities around Lake Atitlan have banks or ATMs (cajero automatico).
There are three prominent ATM networks: 5B, BI (Banco Industrial) and BAC (Banco America Central) in Guatemala. The vast majority of the ATMs around the lake are 5B, with a few BI and one BAC ATM in Panajachel. What’s the difference? You may find that your card works in one of the network’s ATMs but not the other.
Keep in mind that the typical daily withdrawal limit is Q2000. On busy weekends, especially holidays, ATMs may out of cash.