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“Nice but not outstanding” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reserva Natural Atitlan

Reserva Natural Atitlan
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$50.00*
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Indian Nose Hiking Adventure
Ranked #1 of 12 Tours in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Thompson Falls
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160 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice but not outstanding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

The reserve was nice but not outstanding. We enjoyed the fallsand butterflies. The map wasn't much help.

Visited February 2014
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Cape Cod
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“A fun way to spend an afternoon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Enjoyed spending a couple of hours at the nature reserve while waiting for our room to be ready at neighboring Hotel Atitlan. The trails were good, and we saw monkeys and coatis. There are several hanging bridges, too, however, they weren't in the best shape (missing slats on some, and many were oddly spaced - I wouldn't have wanted my child to go across them). Nice path down to the lake. Didn't do the ziplining, as I had done it a couple of times in Costa Rica and there only seemed to be a single cable, as opposed to the double safety cable. All in all, a good visit. Enjoyed the butterflies, too.

Visited February 2014
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Saint John
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Overpriced for what you get”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

We saw only 4 spider monkies and some Coatis in the same area, the trees weren't to special either
Got lost as the signs were confusing

The butterfly tent had many butterflies but only about 5 kinds when we went-kids will like it if you haven't seen a butterfly tent before, but there are better ones in the world.
We didn't do the zip lines-maybe more fun than the walk
Don't make this the reason to visit Atitlan area-see the villages around the lake -much more impressive.

Visited February 2014
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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Peaceful, and Exciting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

You can just walk around, enjoying nature and the monkeys OR you can experience an exhilarating zip line trek! It is a hefty hike to the zip line, but well worth it. The guides are excellent.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exhilarating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Had a blast on the zip line and the views were spectacular. Loved the butterfly's as well!! The people were great and the place is beautiful and well kept. A great family excursion. Only thing to note is that there is a weight and age limit on the ultra extreme zip line. Had to do the smaller one with my 10 yr old. But it was still great and worth the trip!!!

Visited February 2014
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