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Atitlan Nature Reserve

Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Guatemala
+502 7762 2565
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The giant caldera that made Lake Atitlan and it's three volcanoes frame the experience of nature on the nature trails, the hanging bridges or perched... more » Owner description: The giant caldera that made Lake Atitlan and it's three volcanoes frame the experience of nature on the nature trails, the hanging bridges or perched on the highest zip line. In the the butterfly preserve you can enjoy the colors and forms of hundreds of butterflies surrounded by flowers and the sounds of water. The two courses of zip lines fly of waterfalls, a coffee grove, the oak stands and the steep cliffs the guard the lake. You can take a break and have lunch, coffee or a drink and then continue to explore the diversity and beauty of this natural wonder. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I think this place was awesome. You could do a hike to a view point to see the lake and volcano. You can visit the butterfly conservatory, you can see monkeys!, and of course you can zipline. It was my first time zip lining and it was so fun. A little of a challenge as you have to stop the... More

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Tarragona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Nature Reserve was beautiful, looking over the lake and surrounded by volcanoes. The Extreme Zip-lining was absolutely brilliant, such an adrenaline rush!! I just wanted to do it again and again. We saw monkeys too and visited the butterfly farm.

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Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The nature reserve here is beautiful with lots of plants, butterflies, and monkeys. We took the zip lining tour. I did the regular tour (I'm in my 50s) but my daughter did the Extreme (higher and faster). We had a blast. She said it was one of the most exciting experiences of her life. There is a lot of walking... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you want a view to remember, do the Extreme zipline. This was my first time, was a bit nervous initially, but glad I followed through

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New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A little bit out of town. I got a Tuk Tuk to get there. Some walking is necessary to visit . There many small bridges over streams. This is a nice outing while in Panajachel where the vegetation and the monkeys are interesting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There is a great butterfly exhibit here, which we spent some time at taking photos. What we really came here for is the zip lining though. We happened to be the only 2 people on the "short lines" that day. Amazingly high and speedy lines, never felt unsafe - super fun. You see a lot of monkeys too!

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Kirksville, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We walked to the Reserva with an instructor from our Spanish school as an informal guide. We saw many spider monkeys and coatis. The hanging bridges were amazing and felt very sturdy and safe. For reviewers who weren't impressed by the waterfalls, I suspect there is a difference between rainy season and dry season visits. We were there in very... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The hike is similar to the ziplining trail as you go across the suspension bridges towards the waterfall. All the sounds, birds, monkeys, and trees make it peaceful and quite. If you are going in rainy season, I would advise bringing a rain poncho and umbrella. Behind the reception desk to the right is a swing canopy that's free. It's... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A lovely walk through the forest with many suspended bridges and a nice waterfall. Don't leave without seeing the monkeys. You just need to wait at the bottom platform and they will show up. Going up we walked passed the platform too quickly ( we did not see any monkeys so we continued walking) but luckily we chatted to a... More

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Marietta, GA
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

3 of us came here to to the zip lining. My husband couldn't go since he weighs over 200 pounds. My daughter and I went, and it was thrilling! There were just the two of us with the two gentlemen who were guiding us. We did the one with the eight different lines, which was the most expensive. It was... More

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