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Recent Lake Atitlan reviews

  • 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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  • 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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  • Unique house in and amazing location

    "I stayed at Nathalie's house for the month of July whilst working remotely on my PhD thesis. The internet was slightly up and down but manageable for picking up email (and I think I hit a particularly bad period). That the house is slightly separated from the village makes it perfect as a retreat if you need a bit of peace and quiet. Having said that, it's still incredibly easy to get all your basic supplies or a decent meal cooked for you within Jaibalito. Nathalie's own artistic input has made this house truly unique, and coupled with the great views you can't really go wrong. Nathalie was very responsive in all our communication and although she was out of the country for most of the stay she left me in the capable hands of a particularly charming Canadian. (Colin was great, always really friendly and offering help with anything I needed - when I was sick and couldn't stomach much or face the walk to the village he arranged for two cheese toasties to be delivered to the house!). For those wanting to explore a little it's easy to jump on the boat to San Marcos or any of the other towns around the lake. If you're looking for a Backpackers scene you can get your fix over in santa cruz (30 minute walk, great 15 minute jog) - at the end of my stay I did the padi open water course here at the iguana lodge. Oli was a great instructor and I'd definitely recommend him for anyone interested in learning or needing a guide for the lake. Before your stay Nathalie sends you a booklet with loads of information about the house, village, and surrounding area (+ activities, emergency numbers, and much more). If you decide to rent Nathalie's house you will not regret it."
    Guest: Dave D. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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  • Heaven on Earth

    "i went their on my own, and wanted to have a calm 11 days vacation looking at a nice view. I had that as The view was magnificent and i woke up everyday looking at the lake's beauty and hearing the musical bird sounds. just sitting at the dock and reading was a pleasure. and the owner Alicia made it so easy and safe to be there; a list was provided with all the numbers that i could need including a spanish school, massage, yoga teacher and some fun activities (kayaking/hiking .. etc) so i got my relaxation, my "me time" but i also had super fun with kayaking and hiking a volcano. add to that meeting amazing people you can only think they came out of a Paulo Coelho novel. i can go on and on about the lake. p.s. i also learned how to live in peace with the spiders; they are harmless in there"
    Guest: Aisha Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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Lake Atitlan Travel Tips

Things to See and Do near Lake Atitlan Vacation Rentals

Lake Atitlan is recognized as being one of the deepest lakes in Central America, although its actual depth is not accurately known. It is estimated to be more than 340 meters deep. The lake is believed to have been formed when waters filled a volcanic caldera following an eruption some 84,000 years ago. The result is a beautiful emerald green lake that lies snugly between the remaining three volcanic peaks. Guided climbs of the peaks can be arranged but will require a good level of fitness. Some people rent a bicycle and cycle part of the way and then climb the rest of the distance to the summits. There is also a trail which circumnavigates the lake but the route is not very well marked. If you are keen for an exploratory walk on the trail, first check with the locals before setting out. Another way to explore the lake shore is to hire a boat and hop from one village to the next. You can also hire Jet Skis or kayak with which to explore the lake.

There is a large agricultural community around the lake shore and often there are markets where you can pick up some delicious fresh produce. Some of the fruits and vegetables grown in the area include strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, onions beans and squash. Eating out at any of the local restaurants is a delight. Spicy foods and interesting dishes make up the menus. The only town known to have some nightlife is Panajachel. Here, there are several bars and restaurants where the younger crowds congregate.

Getting to Lake Atitlan Vacation Houses

Lake Atitlan is located in Guatemala in Central America. For travelers from abroad, the main airport is in Guatemala City which is a two- to three-hour drive from the lake. The airport hosts airlines from North and South America as well as Europe. From Guatemala City, you can arrange a private transfer down to the town of Panajachel which is the major town on the lake shore. From there, you can get a bus to your vacation home or hire a boat to take you there. There are many boats that provide transport between the villages on the lake so getting around is easy. It’s best to check with the locals as to what the usual fare is, otherwise you may find the rate you pay is considerably higher.

People Who Travel to Lake Atitlan Lodging

Lake Atitlan is known for its scenic beauty. Surrounded by three volcanic cones, it makes a postcard perfect photographs, especially when the sun is low. It’s a place where you can relax and explore at leisure. There are several places of cultural and historical interest near the lake. Those with an interest in Mayan culture can tour the relics of this ancient civilization, located within an easy drive from the lake. There are also water sports available on the lake but mostly people come here to relax and enjoy the amazing views and scenery.

Seasons to Visit Guatemala Vacation Rentals at Lake Atitlan

Many people would say that Lake Atitlan has an ideal climate. It is never overly hot or cold because of its latitude and altitude. Lake Atitlan is located 1,560 meters above sea level and just 15 degrees north of the equator. It’s known for its warm sunshine throughout the year. The rainy season occurs between May and October but that seldom deters visitors. If you ask the locals, they will often tell you the rainy season is their favorite time of year.

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