On vrbo.com there are several guesthouses available in the Atitlan area, most of them in the little lakeside towns rather than in Panajachel. Has anyone ever booked one of these, and what were your experiences?
We are leaving on 8/19 for 9 days in Guate and will probably spend 2-4 days in the Atitlan area. Would be nice to do our own cooking, etc., as restaurant meals get old after a few days ...
The pictures and rates for these places are very attractive, but what more should we know? We have booked through vrbo.com before -- admittedly, in Hawaii, a far more predictable destination -- and have had good to outstanding experiences.
Many of the Atitlan rentals report internet access, which does matter since one can't leave business completely behind [sigh]. In general, throughout the country, when lodgings report internet access, is it for real or just well, maybe? Same goes for cell service.