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Recent Lake Atitlan reviews

  • Perfect Lake House

    "Gabi had a private boat pick us up to take us to the house which was better than the pictures show. The rooms were spacious. The avocado tree was dropping fruit so we made guacamole. We traveled by water taxi to all of the towns around the lake and got in plenty of hiking. Spanish would help but we got by with English. The lake is high so they built boardwalks to get from the house to town. In the afternoons you had to time the lake waves to not get splashed, but if you get wet it dries fast. The locals are really friendly and we got to know all of the restaurant owners. We did the Super Bowl at Norm's Restaurant/bakery as he has satellite tv. Best as a laid back scenic vacation."
    Guest: Wayne L. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 10, 2014
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  • Lake Atitlan at its best!

    "We loved our stay at this lakefront home on beautiful Lake Atitlan! The views are expansive and unrestricted, best enjoyed from the hammock and outdoor dining table. It was the perfect way to unwind after some long days of travel. We enjoyed cooking in the well-equipped kitchen while our kids played games left for guests to use. The home is tasteful and relaxed, very comfortable, and the owner provides detailed information about what to do at the lake. The caretaker was wonderful and made us feel welcomed and safe. This was my favorite stop on our entire vacation. Very highly recommended!"
    Guest: Mary Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
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  • Worth Every Penny!

    "My wife and I rented this property for a week and both agree that it was worth every penny. The rooms and decor were great. The grounds and garden amazing. And the customer service all around from Deedle to Ramos and the girls who cleaned the house twice a week was nothing but professional. I would definitely return to this property if I find my self in Santa Cruz again. The view from outside our house of the two volcanoes was picture perfect!"
    Guest: Tony M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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  • Wonderful Experience

    "Our experience with Lee and Elaine exceeded expectations. Lake Atitlan is a unique and beautiful place that offers visitors an opportunity for the trip of a lifetime. Through their friendly support, we were able to realize this opportunity. From arranging transportation from the Guatemala City Airport to the lake, assisting in grocery purchases, designing and delivering wonderful tours/experiences and booking hotel reservations in Antigua, we were helped by Lee and Elaine from beginning to end. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and were exactly as pictured. We will remember this trip for the geographic awe of Lake Atitlan, the unbelievable cultural immersion with the Mayan people, and the friendly professionalism of our hosts, Lee and Elaine."
    Guest: Fred Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 27, 2014
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Panajachel Travel Tips

Panajachel Vacation Rentals and City Flair

Located in the Guatemalan Highlands, Panajachel vacation rentals are in the heart of a beautiful city on the coast of Lake Atitlan. Lively nightclubs and restaurants provide ample opportunity to socialize with locals and tourists alike. In fact, the area is such a hot spot for tourists and has so many foreign residents, that the natives call the city Gringotenango, meaning "place of the Gringo." Souvenir shops and market stalls are in plenty along the main street of Calle Santander.

Enjoy Mayan Culture from a Panajachel Vacation House

While the area of Panajachel is teaming with tourists, the locals are still very proud of their Mayan heritage. Los Encuentros is a private center in the town dedicated to the preservation of that culture with a medicinal plant garden and an art gallery showcasing local artists. Native locals offer fantastic specimens of arts and crafts that span centuries of culture. Patrons of Panajachel vacation rentals who have interest in architecture will enjoy San Francisco Assis, a 16th-century restored Catholic church that holds an important place in Panajachel history. Consider Lake Atitlan travel at the right times and you may be able to catch a local festival or celebration.

Lake Atitlan Travel and Activities

The beauty of Lake Atitlan is easy to recognize, and many of the activities available from your Panajachel vacation house center around the water. You can go on a sail boat excursion or take a small cruise ship around the lake. Bass fishing inthe lake is a favorite pastime for locals and tourists alike. There's also an opportunity to go paragliding, providing a fantastic view of the lake and the city. View a collection of artifacts found on the bed of Lake Atitlan at the Museo Lacustre Atitlan. You can also keep it simple and spend the day relaxing on the shores of the lake and taking everything in.

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