- Lake Atitlan, Panajachel
- Lake Atitlan, San Antonio Palopo
- Lake Atitlan, San Juan La Laguna
- Lake Atitlan, San Lucas Toliman
- Lake Atitlan, San Marcos La Laguna
- Lake Atitlan, San Pedro La Laguna
This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Guatemala reviews
"My wife, and I, plus one friend, stayed in this wonderful huge interesting home in a secured private residential community. The house is very comfortable and roomy. The kitchen was large and had all the necessary utensils and equipment. The Living room and dinning room was big and comfortable. The bedrooms were big. There was plenty of hot water for showers and the bathrooms were clean. The location was within 15 minute walking distance of the main square, and close to everything you need. I liked that there was a small local market one block away to pick up odds and ends."Guest: Allen F. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014View listing
"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, 2014View listing
"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, 2014View listing
"This property is one of six in a small Hotel, "Milagros del Lago," located on the Main Street of Panajachel some three blocks from the waterfront. It is an efficiency with all the necessary amenities: kitchen, dining table, living area with divider for bedroom with king bed, and plenty of closet space. The bathroom is roomy and the water is hot. Tasteful decor and furniture give the space a homey feel. The balcony, second floor, overlooks the street, and is a comfortable perch for watching merchants and tourists interact. The windows are double glazed and seal out most street noise, allowing for a restful sleep. Cable TV provides abundant English Language channels and the Wifi is strong and consistent. There is a pleasant rooftop area and a well stocked paperback library. Tastefully selected art adorns the hotel walls? Views of the lake and volcanoes are complimentary. The proprietor has made a genuine effort to be "Green'" using organic soap and recycling. There is daily maid service from Monday until Friday. The maid does laundry for a nominal fee. One caveat: like much of Guatemala, the water in Pana is not potable, but five gallon jugs of drinking water are provided. Should I again plan a visit to Panajachel, Patti's petit hotel will be my first consideration!"Guest: Leo Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 31, 2014View listing
Guatemala Travel Tips
Things to See and Do in Guatemala Vacation Rentals
Guatemala is located in Central America and shares borders with Mexico to the north, Belize and Honduras to the east, and El Salvador to the south. Its longest coastline is on the Pacific side. The country is probably best known for its magnificent Mayan ruins. The Tikal Archeological Park encompasses a vast area of Mayan ruins. Features include ancient temples, causeways, call courts, public buildings and plazas. Other sites include Aguateca, El Mirador and Quirigua. Anyone who has an interest in this ancient culture will be enthralled by the many ancient sites. It is a country that still holds on to many ancient cultural traditions. This is evidenced in the many different crafts that are on display at the local markets. It is a country that has had a rich and sometimes turbulent history. The many museums and monuments in the cities provide some insight into the local heritage. Easter time is when many local festivals are held and it is an interesting experience to be part of.
Guatemala's natural heritage is no less impressive. There are many adventure activities available for those who enjoy the outdoors. There are several lakes where you can enjoy a variety of water sports, including wind surfing and scuba diving. One of the most popular resort areas is Lake Atitlan. There are also a number of fast flowing rivers that are ideal for kayaking and whitewater rafting. For a more leisurely boat trip, you can join a cruise down the Rio Dulce. The river passes through lagoons and mangrove swamps that are home to the rare and shy manatees. You can also explore the countryside on horseback, bicycle or on foot, combining culture and nature in a great touring experience.
Visitors to Guatemala Villas
Many people who consider traveling to Guatemala are the more adventurous type of travelers. People who love to immerse themselves in the local culture and explore natural wonders will feel right at home in Guatemala. There is a wealth of natural and cultural attractions.
Seasons to Visit Guatemala Beach Houses
In general, the best time of year to visit Guatemala is during the drier months that run from October to April. The weather at the coastal regions can get very hot and is only tempered by the cooling ocean breezes. The peak travel season tends to be between December and April. The rainy season is from May to September. Rain showers tend to occur in the late afternoon and early evening, and generally clear up fairly quickly. The temperatures tend to fall quite sharply at night; although the skies are clear, it can get quite cold. Ensure that you have something warmer to wear after sunset.
Traveling to Guatemala
The primary travel hub in Guatemala is Guatemala City. The Aurora International Airport is located four miles south of Guatemala City. There is a shuttle bus service that links the airport and city center. Local taxis are also available if you would prefer a private transfer. The Aurora Airport has frequently scheduled arrivals from several major cities in the U.S. These include New York City, Miami, Atlanta and Houston. There are also direct regularly scheduled flights operating from Madrid. For Euopean travelers, this will be the most direct flight option unless you want to travel via the United States. The airport also has good regional links to neighboring countries in Central and South America. A secondary airport is located just outside of Flores. If you are interested in visiting the archeological sites of Guatemala, this is the closest airport to the Tikal Archeological Park.