Take a Tour of Two Outstanding Lake Atitlan Hotels


We not too long ago visited one in every of our favourite locations in Central America, Lake Atitlan, and the one draw back was that the go to was too brief this time. We spent a few nights on the latest resort on the lake, the stunning Kula Maya, then traveled by boat to 1 we hadn’t been within for a few years: Laguna Lodge.

We shot some video in every place, so come alongside for some Luxury Latin America excursions of two excellent Lake Atitlan accommodations it is best to contemplate if you find yourself heading that approach. Pick one in every of these positive bets and keep away from a sub-par expertise.

video tours of two of the best Lake Atitlan hotels for luxury travelers

If you’ve hassle enjoyable on the shores of Lake Atitlan, you may simply want to remain longer. Or if you happen to want somewhat teaching, the city of San Marcos the place Kula Maya is positioned might fill your day with yoga, Pilates, meditation, respiratory workout routines, or no matter else will get your coronary heart charge down. The web speeds are fairly awful round these components anyway, so put away the cellphone and absorb the environment as a substitute.

Here’s what you’ll discover in every resort we’ve profiled, two of the very best 4 locations you possibly can keep on Lago de Atitlan.

Kula Maya in San Marcos

This resort was developing on its first birthday once we walked by the doorway and it’s a beautiful spot close to the San Marcos dock. It’s tempting to remain put right here and benefit from the mesmerizing views that change all through the day. You can hang around poolside, go to the spa, or benefit from the vista out of your balcony.

They solely serve breakfast and dispense drinks from the bar, nevertheless, so that you’ll have to go out for lunch and dinner anyway. You’ll be in heaven if you happen to’re a health-conscious vegetarian on this city, however there are different locations to select from too, together with two steps away that serve beer and have a lake view.

Come try our video tour of Kula Maya on the shore of Lake Atitlan:


See our detailed evaluation of Kula Maya right here on the web journal web site.

Laguna Lodge Eco Hotel

Long earlier than any of its opponents confirmed up, the pioneers who constructed Laguna Lodge staked out a spot as quickly because the combating stopped and Guatemala started its highway to peace. They did it with care and a love for the setting although, utilizing pure supplies, planting a backyard, and using locals who lived inside strolling distance to run the place too.

All these years later, because it has gotten extra fashionable and cheaper to run on renewable vitality, Laguna Lodge nonetheless stands out as probably the most eco-friendly resort within the nation, that ethos impacting all features of its operation. Proving {that a} “green hotel” can nonetheless be a pampering and comfy house, nevertheless, this is likely one of the greatest spots on the lake to sit back in a snug chair with a drink and soak within the views.

Come have a look round and see what we imply:


While there are lots of of Lake Atitlan accommodations to select from, you’d have a tricky time discovering one with such a powerful consideration to element, from the alternatives of each materials used on web site to the antiques on show to the native textiles used within the bedding and pillows. Laguna Lodge is brimming with character and it envelops you in its welcoming heat.

See our detailed review of Laguna Lodge on Lake Atitlan right here.

If you’re headed to different components of the nation as nicely, see our detailed first-person evaluations of the very best luxurious accommodations in Guatemala, from the Capital City to Antigua and past.

Then be certain your Priority Pass membership is updated and depart some additional time on the airport to go to the Casa de Ron Airport Lounge for a Zacapa and Botran tasting.

Article by Timothy

Timothy Scott is the founder and editor of Luxury Latin America and has been protecting the area as a journey journalist for the reason that mid-2000s. He has visited every nation we cowl a number of occasions and is predicated in a UNESCO World Heritage metropolis in central Mexico, the place he owns a house. See contact data right here.


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