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Atitlan Nature Reserve

773 reviews
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Panajachel, Guatemala
About Atitlan Nature Reserve
The Atitlan Nature Reserve is both a must for visitors of Lake Atitlan and a force in the environmental cause: Atitlan Azul. It is an extraordinary gate to the magnificent Lake Atitlan and its spectacular volcanoes. Its zip lines, butterfly preserve, trails, hanging bridges and lodgings bring you in close contact with nature. On the zip lines you fly above waterfalls, coffee groves, oak stands and the steep cliffs that guard the lake. At the Butterfly Geodome you enjoy the colors and forms of hundreds of butterflies surrounded by flowers and the sounds of water. Humming birds and the murmur of the river accompany you while you have lunch, coffee or a drink, then you continue to explore the diversity and beauty of this natural wonder. At night, the crickets, owls and the sounds of the night will be your company in our lodging. The Reserve supports the work of scientist and students concerned with biodiversity and environmental degradation.
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Indian Nose Hiking Adventure
5 reviews
$50.00 per adult
Take a sunrise hike up the Indian Nose, one of the most-visited mountains near Lake Atitlan, on this 7-hour day trip. This 9,300-foot (2,863-meter) mountain, also known as 'The Mayan Face,' offers a challenging climb as well as superb views of Lake Atitlan and the villages of San Juan and San Pedro la Laguna. Best of all, you get to take in this sublime sight at sunrise, just as the first rays of the morning light touch the landscape with rosy shades of orange and pink. This Indian Nose hike also includes entrance fees, a guide, bottled water and round-trip hotel transport.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was the only one on the zipline tour. I was with Rudolfo (great guide) and he was very patient as I was out of breath from the hike and I also a little scared to zipline alone and he did it with me. I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bksweets
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Fairly large refuge with Butterfly farm, lake and forest paths. Not many birds or wildlife when we were there, but the Butterfly farm worth the trip. Bring your carmera

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank John G
Reviewed May 4, 2019

We had great time with this 7 ziplines. Some of them overlooking the bay. This was fun and beautiful!!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank efrat59
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Came to the nature reserve for a fun getaway while on our mission trip. The zipline was great! I would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Polly H
Reviewed March 4, 2019

A nice trail adjacent to hotel atitlan. Lot of steep steps so not meant for people who have difficulty walking. Trail winds through water falls, aress frequented by monkeys and other tropical wild life.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Premji5400
Reviewed February 20, 2019

This reserve is a wonderful way of enjoying nature a short walk or tug-tuk ride from the centre of Panajachel. There are a number of trials through the jungle to see spider monkeys, howler monkeys and other mammals with spectacular views of the lake. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aldman64
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Didn't do the zip-lining portion, but it was still fun. The hike features lots of suspension bridges and the scenery is quite nice. Granted the Latin pop music being pumped out of nearby hotels kind of detracts from the ambiance. I even enjoyed the butterfly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roger S
Reviewed February 10, 2019

We brought a team here recently - some for the Ultra Zip Lien and others for hiking - everyone was completely satisfied! Great place!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank missionink
Reviewed January 29, 2019

This is one of Guatemala must see. This lake is surrounded by several little villages. This is the main reason you visit PANAJACHEL. This area is a gem with lots of activates for everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dameong221
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed a great mountain walk and got to see our friends take off on their zipline. We enjoyed seeing spider monkeys and walk over hanging bridges. We also got to view a butterfly garden Great morning!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank evanses5
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April 28, 2018|
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Response from ron d | Reviewed this property |
I did not do the zipline but others in my group did. They booked the day before. They appear to be only set up for small numbers of people so you would be wise to book in advance.
February 9, 2018|
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Response from 735jajad | Reviewed this property |
No charge into the reserve. Your children will love the hike to the waterfalls and at the butterfly house. Tip: Bring bug spray and wear long pants, high socks and tennis shoes for the children. No shorts or sandals. My... More
January 8, 2017|
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Response from maureen331 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $10 to get in and $30 for zip lining. It is well worth it! Great experience. You can even learn some Mayan words from the guides on the way up! Free language lesson. Haha