Lake Atatlin

 

Lake Atitlan is located in the Guatemalan Highlands, about 73 miles (120 km) northeast of Guatamala City.

It is situated at an altitude of 5,120 feet (1,560 m), surrounded by three volcanoes that are reflected in the lake and create great vistas.

The lake is ringed by small towns, many retaining Mayan traditions, that can be visited on foot or by mountain bike.

Hiking the volcanoes and boating (eg, kayaking) on the lake are also popular.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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3.5 acre lakefront on Lake Atitlan

Located in Cerro de Oro, this holiday home features a patio. The property is 47 km from Antigua Guatemala and features views of the mountain. Free WiFi is featured . The unit is fitted with a kitchen. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$102

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Posada Los Encuentros

Offering a solar-heated hot soak tub, sauna and a garden, Posada Los Encuentros is located in Lake Atitlan, 700 metres from Panajachel town centre and 2 km from Lacustre de Atitlán Museum. Free WiFi is available throughout. Average score from 62 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$37

 
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Hotel Kakchiquel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Kakchiquel offers accommodation in Panajachel. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a TV with cable channels. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$24

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Hotel Helen

Offering a terrace and views of the sea, Hotel Helen is set in San Pedro La Laguna in the Solola Region, 14 km from Panajachel. Certain rooms include views of the mountain or lake. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 32 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$10

 
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Hotel y Restaurante Bambu

Located on Lake Atitlan, Hotel y Restaurante Bambu is located in Santiago Atitlán. This secluded, tropical-style property also offers guests free kayak rental. Average score from 94 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$58

 
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See all hotels in Lake Atatlin.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Atitlan Sunset Lodge

Atitlan Sunset Lodge

Atitlan Grand Apartment is located on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Santa Cruz La Laguna and boast excellent volcano views. Free Wi-Fi and kayak use are provided at this property. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$54

 
$549.2
Hotel y Restaurante Bambu

Hotel y Restaurante Bambu

Located on Lake Atitlan, Hotel y Restaurante Bambu is located in Santiago Atitlán. This secluded, tropical-style property also offers guests free kayak rental. Average score from 94 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$58

 
$589.2
Blue Mayan Hotel

Blue Mayan Hotel

Situated in Panajachel, 40 km from Quetzaltenango, Blue Mayan Hotel boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. A TV is available. Average score from 43 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$55

 
$558.8
Reserva Natural Atitlan

Reserva Natural Atitlan

Offering a restaurant and a private lake-side area, Reserva Natural Atitlan is located in Panajachel. Free WiFi, free parking and extreme outdoor sports are available. Each room here will provide you with a balcony, a terrace and a seating area. Average score from 123 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$65

 
$658.6
Posada De Los Volcanes

Posada De Los Volcanes

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Posada De Los Volcanes offers accommodation in Panajachel, 40 km from Quetzaltenango. The rooms have a TV. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 139 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$54

 
$548.5
Hotel & Restaurante Arca de Noé

Hotel & Restaurante Arca de Noé

Offering a garden and Atitlán Lake views, Arca de Noé is located in Santa Cruz La Laguna, 15 minutes’ by boat from Panajachel town centre. Free Wi-Fi access in public areas is available. The rooms offer basic décor and wooden furniture. Average score from 88 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$49

 
$498.3
Posada Los Encuentros

Posada Los Encuentros

Offering a solar-heated hot soak tub, sauna and a garden, Posada Los Encuentros is located in Lake Atitlan, 700 metres from Panajachel town centre and 2 km from Lacustre de Atitlán Museum. Free WiFi is available throughout. Average score from 62 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$37

 
$378.2
Hotel Paradise Inn

Hotel Paradise Inn

Hotel Paradise Inn is located in Panajachel, just 200 metres from Lake Atitlan. It features free WiFi and on-site parking. Each room here features functional décor and comes equipped with a cable TV and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$68

 
$688.1
Hotel Posada Chinimaya

Hotel Posada Chinimaya

Offering free Wi-Fi throughout the property, Hotel Posada Chinimaya is located within a 2-minute walk from the beach in Panajachel. Additionally, it features a complimentary breakfast and free private parking. Average score from 260 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$40

 
$408.0
Hotel Dos Mundos Panajachel

Hotel Dos Mundos Panajachel

Hotel Dos Mundos Panajachel offers accommodation in Panajachel. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a flat-screen TV and come with a private bathroom. Average score from 100 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$54

 
$548.0
Casa Colonial

Casa Colonial

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Casa Colonial offers a affordable boutique-style accommodation in Panajachel. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 109 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$40

 
$407.9
Hotel & Restaurant Jinava Bay

Hotel & Restaurant Jinava Bay

Hotel & Restaurant Jinava Bay is located in San Marcos La Laguna and offers a view of Lake Atitlan and an on-site restaurant specializing in International, Asian and Mexican cuisine. Average score from 50 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$46

 
$467.9
Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan

Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan

Surrounded by coffee plantations, Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan offers a private beach area, an outdoor pool and tropical gardens. It is located just outside Panajachel, on the shore of Lake Atitlan. Average score from 65 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$65

 
$657.9
Hotel Posada Don Margarito

Hotel Posada Don Margarito

Hotel Posada Don Margarito is situated in Panajachel, 50 km from Antigua Guatemala. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 196 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$27

 
$277.8
Hotel Real Santander

Hotel Real Santander

Hotel Real Santander is located in Panajachel, 10 minutes’ drive from Sololá, Guatemala. Free Wi-Fi access is available and Atitlán lakeshore is 550 metres away. The functional rooms here will provide you with a balcony. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$34

$347.7
Hotel Tiosh Abaj

Hotel Tiosh Abaj

Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and an on-site lake, Hotel Tiosh Abaj is located 10 minutes’ walk from Santiago Atitlán main square. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Average score from 70 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$54

 
$547.7
Hotel Cacique Inn

Hotel Cacique Inn

Featuring an outdoor pool and restaurant, Hotel Cacique Inn in located in Panajachel, Guatemala. This accommodation offers a bar and garden. Free WiFi access is available. Each room at Hotel Cacique Inn provides a fireplace, balcony and view. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$62

 
$627.7

Highlights:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways
Lake Atitlán is a beautiful volcanic lake, especially popular among backpackers. The lake is situated at an altitude of 1,560 meters, which keeps air and water temperatures cooler than in lowland regions of Guatemala.

The lake is surrounded by small villages, with lodging available most places. Panajachel is best known, and a good entry point, but more off the beaten track are San Pedro La Laguna or the "less party, more meditation" village of San Marcos.
Volcanoes
There are three volcanoes in the surrounding area. All are climbable. Visits to Atitlan and Toliman can be arranged from Pana, and to San Pedro from San Pedro village.
Hiking and Trekking
There exists a vague, and at times somewhat precarious, path that encircles pretty much the whole lake. New holiday homes and hotels have restricted some of the access to the lakeside path, but it's still possible to walk it. Swim in the beautiful water anytime you need to cool off. Wave down a boat from any of the countless jetties if you get tired and want to return back home.
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Combination
Unique Cultures
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Kayaking and Canoeing

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