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Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
Lake Atitlán, GuatemalaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
The 100-acre property on Lake Atitlán feels completely off of the grid and showcases the very best of Guatemala: rooms are built from local volcanic rock and green marble, the restaurant's dishes incorporate foods grown on-site, and guest activities range from nature and canoeing tours to Spanish classes.
Accessible only by boat, the Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort and Nature Reserve is a stunning property on Lake Atitlán, a deep blue body of water ringed with volcanoes. Decorated with beautiful Central American art and handwoven fabrics, the seven suites have sitting rooms with balconies and lake views, but purposely lack televisions and telephones so guests can completely unplug. While the property works hard to preserve and care for its natural surroundings, its eco-efforts are woven into its overall sense of comfort, service, and style. The spa, for example, offers a range of relaxation and healing treatments that incorporate local fruits and herbs, and dishes at the waterfront Zotz Restaurant have vegetables grown in an on-site organic garden. Guest activities range from old-fashioned board games in the lodge and tours of the surrounding nature reserve, to day trips to see ancient Mayan grounds and nearby Guatemalan villages.
Ask a hotel staff member to walk you through the lodge's collection of pre-Columbian artwork and artifacts.
The best rooms to book are the Quetzal Suites, slightly larger than the rest, with notable views not only from the bedroom but from the bathroom as well.
Look out for two delicious native foods: chipil ín, a leafy vegetable, and pitaya, a bright pink cactus used in fruit salad.
Arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA), which is approximately 90 miles from the resort. The resort offers transfers: $150 one way or $250 roundtrip to/from the airport for up to 4 people.Santa Cruz La Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Solola, Guatemala
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- Spa On Property
- Outdoor Whirlpool
- Sun Deck
- Wireless Internet Access
- Fitness Room
- Marble Bathrooms
- Luxury Linens
- Private Balconies
- Individually Designed Rooms
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Organic Cuisine
- Room Service
- Afternoon Tea
- 2-person occupancy
- A la carte breakfast each morning
- Welcome drink
- Private boat pick-up and drop off for arrival/departure
- High tea each afternoon
- Unlimited drinking water
- Nature reserve entrance
Why We Love Lake Atitlán
Where culture and natural splendor collide. Stunning Lake Atitlán is the deepest lake in Central America with three volcanoes on its southern edge and Mayan villages all around.
Living History: Antigua. Don't miss this UNESCO-protected colonial town. Tours can be arranged through the lodge.
Mayan Ruins: Iximche. Check out Mesoamerican ruins—including pyramid temples—that date back to 1470.
Great Outdoors: San Pedro la Laguna. Here, travelers can book horseback-riding tours and visit local coffee plantations.
Markets: Chichicastenango. This small, traditional Guatemalan town, has a large market outside of Iglesia de Santo Tomás (011-502-7756-1015) where locals—most of whom are Mayan descendants—sell their crafts, from beautiful necklaces made from colorful seed pods to handwoven fabrics.
Why Go Now
November 30, 2013
Lake Atitlán Marathon
Racing for a good cause and along breathtaking scenery plus numerous other sporting and cultural events.
Panajachel, Lake Atitlán.
December 12, 2013
Fireworks & Festival Guadalupe
Celebration of the Virgin Mary with processions and massive fireworks.