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Recent Lake Atitlan reviews

  • Lovely Stay

    "We enjoyed the week we stayed here very much. Quite location. Lovely grounds. Nice house. Thank you!"
    Guest: JEC Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 3, 2014
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  • Paradise found

    "It’s a cliché on review sites to say that photos don’t do a place justice, but it happens to be true in this case. I always thought those scenes of lakes and volcanoes you’d see painted on the sides of hippie vans in the ‘60s and ‘70s were romantic fantasies; now I realize that they were fairly accurate depictions. The house and grounds are amazing, and although it must have been sad to see part of the property disappear under the rising lake water, it’s great to have the water just a few steps away from the house. I already miss my twice-daily swims (one in the morning after sunning like a lizard on the dock, and another in the late afternoon after baking in the sauna.) The kayak was great, too, for exploring the shoreline in either direction, from Tzununa to San Juan. My wife and kids also used it to paddle over to morning yoga classes. Miguel and Mateo are really sweet guys, and were helpful in many ways, such as lighting the sauna and bringing warm tortillas in the morning. Tim was also very helpful and informative, and kept us supplied with freshly baked bread and freshly roasted coffee."
    Guest: David Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 28, 2015
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  • Wonderful getaway with friends

    "Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, and this house made the stay even more amazing. A group of seven of grad students stayed in this lovely home for a week in March and had a fantastic time. The house is comfortable, clean and has all the amenities we needed. We cooked in the large kitchen, feasted and played games at the huge dining table and even toasted marshmallows in the mayan fireplace. Most of our days were spent lounging on the dock taking in the gorgeous sites and swimming in the lake, which is clear, clean and lovely. The hammock on the patio near the flowering trees is another treat. The staff on hand at the house were thoughtful and efficient, and the landlord was wonderful - she gave us all sorts of ideas for how to entertain ourselves and made our vacation perfectly relaxing. I would go back in a heartbeat."
    Guest: Mary Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
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  • Beautiful, secluded location to enjoy Lake Atitlan

    "We spent 5 days at Casa Wenche and would definitely return. The grounds are breathtaking, with impressive landscaping and endless views of the lake and volcanoes. This property is away from the hustle and traffic of Panajachel but easily accessible by boat. The house is well appointed and will be best enjoyed by the physically fit who are able to navigate the many stairs that connect the home to the village and dock. You also need to be able to board and disembark small boats easily. Casa Wenche is quiet and peaceful, with access to expansive grounds and a nice pool. The caretaker, Ramos, was always available (he lives on the property) and attentive. We also met the welcoming owner, Erik, as he was in town at the main house while we were there. Short boat rides will connect guests with other Atitlan lakeside villages worthy of exploration. A scenic trail connects to a few nearby villages as well. Bring your own groceries from Panajachel and pack light for minimum hardship in traveling by boat. There are some small restaurants within walking distance, too. Casa Wenche is a great value and a rejuvenating place to be. We recommend staying for several days to get the most out of it. Our only wishes for an even better stay would be for a stand-up fan in case of hot days and some screens on the interior windows to help keep the bugs out."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 29, 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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