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La Iguana Perdida Hotel

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on the waterfront, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07008, Guatemala
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I could have stayed for months at La Iguana Perdida. Located right on Lake Atitlan, Iguana Perdida was the perfect home base to explore all of the amazing towns that Lake Atitlan has to offer. The staff was extremely friendly, the food was homemade and delicious, and the ambience was perfect to relax, disconnect (literally), and unwind for a few... More 

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Thank Julie S
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved La Iguana so much that I couldn't seem to leave and when I did I was back from San Pedro within the week! It's an outstanding place to stay and I assure you that you will struggle to leave when you go. From the amazing friendly volunteers and owners; the various activities that are on offer such as... More 

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Thank Georgina C
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I initially planned to stay for 2 nights and ended up staying 5. I loved this place! The staff (volunteers and locals) seem like a happy family and that feeling extends to guests. They have a well-run operation with great options for guests: a delicious, homey three-course dinner, trivia night, TV room, billiards, hammocks, yoga, etc. The location is excellent.... More 

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Thank Amy M
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super stay. Staffed by volunteers at front desk but lots of locals in kitchen and cleaning. Santa Cruz is only accessibly by boat. Lovely hiking available, swimming, diving etc. Communal meals every night for £6 for 3 courses. No WiFi. Right at the lakefront, perfect to lounge about. Yoga in the mornings, pool table, movie room, dart board. We stayed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's mostly for young people. It has an interesting policy of not allowing anyone to use the wi-fi, and only provide very slow old computers from morning until 7pm for a fee. The idea is to get people talking to each other which seems to work. I like the idea of switching off from the internet, but I like to... More 

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Thank jimbledon
Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and write a review. You are right, our no wifi policy does get people talking to each other and that is exactly the reason why we have it! Unfortunately not all people are like you and are able to put their screens down, which we believe would create a less... More 

Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival, my daughter and I immediately agreed we needed to extend our stay. We had a private room with balcony view of lake. The lodging is perfect for English speakers with a colorful, rotating group of friendly regulars, volunteers and expats that keep it lively. Staff ably handled storm and power outage. Fun game night. Well priced. Would love... More 

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Thank Cindy H
Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's always a bit challenging when we are faced with power outages that are completely out of our control and so i am happy to hear that you thought the staff handled it well! We hope you are able to come back soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've backpacked around Guatemala and I can say La Iguana Perdida is my favorite! The dorm was one of the cheapest I could find in Guatemala and yet the nicest! La Iguana Perdida has the best view on Lake Atitlan and the best atmosphere. I initially booked a couple of nights but ended up staying for 2 weeks. There's no... More 

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Thank MarieAdeleC
Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

We really appreciate your wonderful review and your kind words, it means a lot to us to know that you thought highly of our staff and the food! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at iguanas for my first solo trip and I couldn't have been more pleased. There are rooms for every budget and plenty of things to do. The best part was the communal dinners each night which provided many great opportunities to meet others. Santa Cruz is not a party town but has several nice places to eat and... More 

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Thank Mindy O
Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We loved having you here and hope that you will return one day! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going to the lake, look no further!! This is THE place! With rooms to suit every budget and the most beautiful views on the lake, la iguana is a hostel where you will quickly want to base yourself for a while! Yoga in the mornings, a dive shop, open mic nights, trivia nights and dress up Saturday... More 

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Thank Ruth G
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family stayed here for 1 night over Thanksgiving week, though we spent 2 non-stop days on the lake. We stayed in 1 of the family "suites" on the 2nd floor and it was just perfect. Decor was local with a great balcony & hammock overlooking the water. My girls loved it. We've traveled all over & this was 1... More 

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Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

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