Lake Atitlan, situated at 1,500m altitude, is a must-see experience when in Guatemala. Hotel Lomas de Tzununa is ideally situated 100m above the lake on a (very) steep hillside facing south. It is highly recommended to take the 350 steps from the jetty. Good exercise. We stayed 3 nights, 16-19 December. Former UN diplomat Thiery and his family provide both warm and insightful hospitality together with their staff, which have all been recruited from the local village, Tzununa. All the rooms are light and spacious. The restaurant menu is varied and very good with a lot of home made stuff. All tremendous value. If you can force yourself away from just sitting in a chair taking in the intoxicating views try kayaking and swimming in the lake in the morning as the xocomil starts blowing from the Pacific every day around lunch time creating sizeable waves hitting the north shore. We loved every minute of it.