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Recent Lake Atitlan reviews

  • 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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  • December Happiness

    "Our family stayed at Pamakanya in December and it was simply amazing. Beauty, comfort, wonderful chef (we only had two meals by her lovely hands but they were amazing) The lake is simply magical. The people we met will remain a part of our hearts. We are so grateful we found this house and this place on the earth!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
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  • Exceptionally gorgeous property!!! AND IT IS FOR SALE!!!

    "We stayed at the Castle Casa for 1 week in March. It was so lovely, relaxing, with incredible views of the lake and lots of mature vegetation and fruit trees. Beautiful construction - gorgeous built-in huge chiminea-style fireplace - the entire house including all rockwork and stone paving was hand crafted. The home had stylish furnishings with all kitchen amenities and we could not have asked for more. It is at the end of a recently-paved road and transportation is not a problem with all the small "taxicabs" available. If you want to walk, the town of San Pedro is only 10 minutes away. We would hands-down recommend this to anyone looking for a really good quality get-away at a fair price. And the owner does want to sell it!! Good investment!!!"
    Guest: marie Dr Frandle Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 5, 2014
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  • Great trip, family with kids

    "Joyce, Just wanted to send an overdue note of thanks. My family of 6 (4 kids age range 6-10), accompanied by in-laws who hand carried their own pizza dough across the border, had an amazing time at your place on the lake. It was everything we'd hoped for and more, a genuine treat. Perhaps more than anything else, we were struck by the friendliness and warmth of the people we met, and just how relatively intact the indigenous cultures are. My 6 year old had broken her leg less than 2 weeks before our trip, and you probably aren't surprised to hear how helpful the locals were, whether it was hoisting her into a boat or just striking up conversation in the towns (no doubt we'd have missed a lot without my wife's spanish). Tim was great and I'm still grinding his coffee every morning back home. Miguel was also great, and brought his son to play soccer with ours. And of course those dogs, especially Pedro, he is one funny dog and the perfect companion when our 6 yr old had to miss things because of her broken leg. I could go on and on, but it hopefully suffices to say that the style, warmth and beautiful layout of your place was fully appreciated by our group! Thank you again, and we hope to visit again if the stars align in the future. Chicago, IL"
    Guest: wakabear Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 13, 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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