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Recent Lake Atitlan reviews

  • Perfect spot for our honeymoon.

    "We were on honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot. We intended to stay for one week but ended up extending our stay to two! The view is like no other -- woke up every morning to the beautiful sight of San Pedro volcano and Lake Atitlan as the bed faces directly out the giant windows. Can slide the windows right open so you can feel the outdoors. Private dock allowed us to go for a nice swim every morning. Very peaceful and quiet. Far enough from the 'busy' streets of San Pedro and Panajachel although the towns were a nice, short boat ride across whenever we wanted to go. Pleasant walk into the town of San Marcos where we did our grocery shopping daily. We arrived pretty late in the evening for our first night but we were able to purchase some seafood and wine right on the property which was very convenient! The fully-equipped kitchen made cooking all of our meals very easy. Big, comfortable bed, fireplace, hammock, the most picturesque view, etc. what more do you need! The apartment and overall landscaping of the entire property is pretty impressive. Clean, spacious and well-maintained. Pierre and staff were very hospitable, attending to all of our needs but at the same time they were great about giving us our privacy. Always very helpful and just really nice people which was great. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to others!"
    Guest: marley-girl Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Piece of Paradise

    "My friends and I just spent another lovely week at Rico's house. This is the second time we've stayed there, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Rico, as always, was extremely attentive and helpful, as was his caretaker, Carlos. The house is cozy and well equipped and the gardens are lush – it is a little piece of paradise. We hope to be returning soon!"
    Guest: Sarah Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 26, 2014
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  • Paradise

    "We just love this place, it is so unique, peaceful and tranquil and the view is amazing, really spectacular. The house is built on top of a huge rock. The decoration and the house design is refined and everywhere you look you can see that there is attention to every details. From all the windows and terrace you can enjoy this majestic view. It is a little bit of a hike to get to the house, but all worth it. Nathalie has been really helpful. We really enjoyed the village and the Mayans and the atmosphere at the Posada. The staff at the house is really sweet, Venturo and Luciano were very helpful. And the hot tub was really the cherry on the cake."
    Guest: Chantal Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 10, 2015
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  • Even better than we'd expected

    "Our group of three families had a wonderful week at Pamakanya. Prior to our arrival, we'd communicated extensively with the owners; they answered each of our MANY questions with patience and in great detail. They also sent a document with all the info we could possibly need: how to get there, how to figure out the lanchas, where to shop for supplies, who to call if we needed meds/a doctor/private lanchas/etc., a map of Panajachel (invaluable!) and more. They even arranged for a private lancha to pick us up upon our arrival, and for Maria to make us an amazing supper our first nigh. (The first of many!) The houses themselves are lovely: comfortable, well-equipped, and thoughtfully arranged. We especially loved the views -- different from each house, and each one amazing. The Lower House is right on the water -- perfect for falling asleep to the sound of the waves. The Main House, where my family slept, had picture-perfect views, and great spaces for hanging out, especially the outdoor dining room. Gorgeous sunset views, and plenty of space even for our large group. The fireplace and candlelight made for especially nice dinners. The Upper House was beautiful, with enormous windows overlooking the lake. During my initial research, I'd been concerned that Pamakanya wasn't located in one of the larger towns. After a day on the lake, I realized that it was perfectly located -- half-way between Pana and San Pedro. Getting lanchas in either direction was easy, and we were able to hike or kayak into both Jaibalito (15 minutes) and Santa Cruz. Even better -- especially for the kids -- there were great cliffs for jumping (small, safe and manageable) just around the bend, only a few minutes away by kayak toward San Pedro. One of our favorite things about Pamakanya was Maria. Not only was she patient with my lousy Spanish, but friendly and helpful as well. She made us 6 terrific suppers, all for a very reasonable price: about $25 per dinner plus ingredients (which included hours of labor and tons of food that she hauled to Pamakanya, after having shopped in Pana). As others have mentioned, she made huge quantities, and we always had leftovers. She was also kind enough to pick up eggs and fruit for our breakfasts for a small fee. This saved us many trips to the Pana markets. Overall, one of our all-time favorite places in Central America. We'd love to return."
    Guest: temple m. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
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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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