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Recent Guatemala reviews

  • Magical

    "We were very lucky to stay in this very special place on our recent trip to Lake Atitlan. It sits high above its own private dock (a perfect place for catching the local boats, swimming, canoeing, or just daydreaming) and looks over the imposing volcanoes on the opposite shore. The small cove in front of the property was ideal for our two kids - ages 8 and 10 - who spent a good deal of their time swimming and on rafts and canoes. Bonnie and David were excellent hosts, who think of EVERYTHING! Their guide to all the lake activities is particularly useful, and we felt 100% safe and secure in their villa. It's an ideal place to base yourself while exploring the charms of lake's many offerings."
    Guest: Carol K. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 25, 2016
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  • A Wonderful Corner of the World

    "How fortunate we were to have found Pamakanya and Jaibalito/Guatemala for our family vacation! We have not been together as a family for a week long vacation since our adult children were in their late teens/college age and so this was a unique opportunity to catch up with our three daughters, their spouses and our two grandchildren. We have had the opportunity to travel and so a week long vacation somewhere none of us had been before was one of our goals and the ability to be in a country where you can really interact with the folks who live there was a real plus. I am fond of native Americans and the Mayan people who we were fortunate to meet were special and lovely. From the experience of talking with Maria and her daughter while they prepared for us one of three meals at the house (no easy task as we had two vegans and one vegetarian amongst the rest of us meat eaters) to interacting with restaurant owners and workers, boat drivers, , fellow passengers on the water taxis, or merchants in some of the small towns within walking distance from Pamakanya, we were enthralled. Lake Atitlan is indeed a special place and having those fantastic views of the lake and volcanoes, morning, noon, and night was something we will all long remember. The house was perfect for our extended family as we spread out comfortably in all three casitas and congregated at all hours in the main house. The owners have kept this house as I would have and do everything possible to make your stay perfect. The information provided by them was excellent and so we followed their recommendations many times including our first night stay briefly in Guatemala City before hiring the van to transport the 10 of us to the lake, where we caught our private boat to the house. Swimming in the lake and kayaking were two of the many special things we did during the week, walking to the neighboring villages and hiking a volcano two more, and we only regretted not being able to stay for a month instead of just a week! Work and the real world did eventually reimpose itself on all of our lives but the memories will long be with us of a fantastic week at Pamakanya, Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Thank you Katie and Becky..!!"
    Guest: Philip H. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 21, 2016
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  • A great place! Loved it!

    "We were pleasantly impressed with this home and highly recommend without reservation. It was large, clean, and aesthetically pleasing at every turn. Loved the indoor courtyard and the second story view of the volcano. Locked entrance and security guards made us feel very safe while , at the same time, we were very near the central square and could easily walk everywhere. Finally, the owner and property manager helped us secure overnight transportation services and also taxi service to and from the airport (mucho gracias!). We loved every day of our visit and our stay at this property is now has a treasured place in our memories."
    Guest: Pamela H. Date of Stay: November 2015 Review Submitted: December 4, 2015
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  • Amazing lake front on Lake Atitlan

    "Villa Verdad is an amazing and spectacular place to stay on Lake Atitlan. This was our second time at Villa Verdad and it was just as amazing as the first. It was even so amazing that my partner proposed to me in the garden on our last day here. It will always be a place that we remember as somewhere special. It is in a perfect location because it is close to the boat launch in Pana but far away from all the backpackers. You can take a boat ride to any of the other villages if you want o go shopping or out. For the most part, we just stayed in the house and enjoyed the beautiful landscape. Francesca is amazing to work with. While we were in our shuttle bus from Antigua, the rain was so bad that I was just able to email her and she was able to arrange for a private boat to pick us up at the dock and bring us straight to the house. I was able to email her anytime and she always got back to us right away. They are also very good about getting the security back to us as soon as we leave the house."
    Guest: Nick Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
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