Tourism in Pana is almost nil and the town is hurting. A major reason is that U.S. State Dept's website tells people not to try to go to Pana because the main road from Solola is closed for repairs and it says the alternate routes are too dangerous.
Well, we came over those road from Antiguas three weeks ago without any problem. and no one here has heard about any trouble.I wouldn't travel those roads -- or most any roads -- in Guatemala at night, but a midday trip is fine.
Scary and mostly inaccurate info is not needed. So, do come to this beatiful town and lake.
p.s. we've been coming for 7 years and have no financial or commercial interest in town.