This isn't luxury, it's best to say this now. However getting luxury in Jaibalito is not easy...
The place is very nice, with a beautiful garden, a nice restaurant, decent rooms and very near the lake.
What makes the place special however is the owner, and the atmosphere. It is a very ethical place, Hans the owner is well known in the village, he helps out when a flood takes a home away and has become a point of reference for the locals who queue to buy cookies and phone cards recharges from him.
If you are looking for a good place to stay in a very small village on the lake away from the tourist areas, enjoying local life this is the place... (and you'd also be supporting someone who is doing a lot for a rather unfortunate community).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the silence of Jaibalito at Lake Atitlan, which you only can reach by boat. We offer clean but cheap rooms for 1 to 6 people. We provide local meals for a fee and bake our own bread. We are located in the center of Jaibalito. For long-term visitors houses are available for rent. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Posada Jaibalito Guatemala - Lake Atitlan