Hotels in Lake AtitlanEdit This
The villages around the Guatemalan Lake Atitlan remain primarily Mayan, and this provides an interesting cultural experience for any visitor to the place. The beautiful scenery, exciting water activities and friendly locals make Lake Atitlan an increasingly popular tourist destination. Here are some Lake Atitlan Hotels.
Those looking for the simplest form of accommodation can opt for the no frills lodging found in Vulcano Lodge. Located a distance away from the Lake itself, the scenery around the hotel is different – thick vegetation surrounded by wildflowers and birds native to the region. The grounds of the place are huge, but there are few rooms, allowing for optimum hospitality service. The hospitality is impeccable, with the quiet of the surroundings complemented by the tasteful design of the rooms and the place as a whole.
The Posada Santiago offers something different from the ordinary resort or hotel in that it consists of a number of stone cottages that serve as rooms for guests. Much as it may sound uncomfortable, each of these rooms is tastefully furnished with wooden panels and beds against the stone walls. The hotel is found along the banks of the Lake Atitlan, providing easy access to water sports and activities, as well as a waterside bar and restaurant that is popular among the hotel guests and serves up some decent Spanish cuisine with an excellent ambience. Room rates here start from US$60 for a 2 room cottage – but be sure to book ahead, as vacancies are very limited.
As with so many other places, the Lake Atitlan has its share of luxury hotels as well. The Hotel Atitlan is probably the best known and the best regarded in all of the area. The location of the hotel is well picked – between the traditional home grounds of the Mayan tribes and the trendy new district of Riviera. The hotel itself is situated by a nature reserve, showcasing the flora and fauna of the Lake Atitlan and its surrounding areas. The establishment has award winning gardens, and some of the most attentive service staff you’ll ever find anywhere. Rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable, and created with an interior design of Spanish flavor and flair. Restaurants here are also fantastic, serving up some of the best cuisine in the entire region. For the ultimate experience, also visit the bar and the lounge, both oozing with Mayan culture and zest of life. Rooms start from USD$150 for a single room.