6 calle 6 - 38 zona 9 Local 6, Buenaventura, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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Visit Antigua --- stand in the...
Visit Antigua --- stand in the courtyard, eat at Posada de Don Rodrigo, visit Jades SA the home of wonderful Jade, visit the ruins of the monastery Capuchinas too many to name but -- 1) having dinner at Hotel Atitlan on the lake 2) listening to Cuban music in a bar in the Zona Viva ('lively zone') in Guatemala City, 3) eating at Kakao, a wonderful restaurant in Guatemala City that is not listed in the tourist guides I have, 4) lunch in the courtyard of Posada de Don Rodrigo, 5) visiting my friend Jay at the Jade Shop and factory in Antigua
Lake Atitlan -- stay in...
Lake Atitlan -- stay in Panajachel. You can stay here very cheap, or spend a lot. The view's the same.
For an upscale place, I recommend the Hotel Atitlan. It's outside of the city proper, which has its benefits and some disadvantages. If you've got a car, it's definitely the place to stay.
Take a boat across the lake to Santiago Atitlan, or tour several of the little villages. Plan on being accosted by small children who want to sell you things before you can even get off the boat. And beware--they speak English! This village is known for a very distinctive style of artistic painting. Actually, there is one famous artist, and the rest copy his style. You can find some interesting pieces for good prices (be sure to barter). And, if you tell someome you'll 'be back later', they will hunt you down and try to make you come back. Don't say it unless you mean it.
Beautiful lake surrounded by volcanic mountains. You can really see how the indigenous people live, dress, work, etc.
Lake Atitlan hotel II
This place rocks! The owner is from Europe so the rooms are decorated in a simple, european ambient look. Definitely recommended as it was only $40 U.S. per night. And the location was awesome! It was right in the middle of the main drag in Panajachel providing us with easy access to all Panajachel amenities. European feel....great service.
The hotel of my choice on Lago de Atitlan
We got there, 2 weeks back, looking for a place to stay overnight and decided to stay for 4 days making it our base for touring the area. Just came back from Guatemala.
It is a combination of 5 magnificent wooden cabins and some rooms in their main stone building. They are all modern, spacious, well lit, western looking and well equipped. Both types hang to the steep cliff rolling into the Atitlan Lake half hidden in the local vegetation. Thanks to their position and the large north facing windows they offer both privacy (rooms a bit less) and a great look out on the lake and mountains surrounding it.
The hotel is brand new – it has been only opened for 18 mounts.
It is so quite we could hear music from other villages and the morning bus announcing its first departure from San Pedro leaning on the horn for 15 seconds at 06:00…..J
We also enjoyed typical breakfasts on the restaurant porch high above the water, and dinners cooked especially for us from local fresh products and properly chilled beer.
Located in-between San Juan and San Pedro La Laguna on a high spot it offers the option of rolling down by foot to both. Lack “Lanchas” stop at the pier if you wave them and they also have local “taxi” service (scooters) if you are not in the mood for walking.
Barry and Liliana who run the place are very pleasant people. They went out of their way, when needed, and made our stay really comfortable and pleasing.
I Guess prices are a bit high for the average backpacker but are great value in comparison with other accommodation options we have looked up or stayed in around the lake. we have paid 175Q for double occupancy and they charge 50Q for every additional person in the room – up to 4.
We highly recommend the place.
Lake Atitlan hotel I
For U.S. $110/night this hotel included a pool, and 3 meals. The food was mediocre and hardly any hot water was to be found. Not really my cup of tea.
Pana on the Lake, Shops, Flowers,and Volcanoes
"View of the Lake from Gardens of Hotel Atitlan"
Volcanos surround the serene lake. The gardens at the Hotel Atitlan are spectacular.
At the foot of Panajachel's streets leading to the lake are numerous small docks for tour boats taking people to the surrounding indigeous villages of Santiago Atitlan, San Pedro, and San Antonio Palopo. My traveling companions pose before the still water waiting for the "Xocomil" wind out of the south east to sweep them away!
It appears that every day is Market Day in "Pana." You will find more permanent shops with textiles and artifacts here that in other places I have reviewed. We found prices to be a bit higher here that at ChiChi.
"View from Hotel Atitlan Gardens"
In the foreground is one of the banquet rooms for the hotel.
"Various Flowers in the Hotel Garden"
"What's going on here!"
In the Butterfly Gardens
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Hotel Atitlan
- Atitlan Hotel Panajachel
Address: 6 calle 6 - 38 zona 9 Local 6, Buenaventura, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala