It's one thing to call Lake Atitlan the most beautiful lake in the world. It's another to see it. Stunning. I can only compare it to places like the Greek Islands and the towns that ring Richardson Bay in Marin County, California. But a lot more interesting!
The Lake Villa is a perfect place to enjoy the lake. Far enough away from everything to be quiet and tranquil, Close enough to visit any of the lake's fascinating indigenous villages via a short boat ride. (Boats are the best way to get around the lake.)
The proprietor Traci Styner is a fantastic vegan chef and her modern, spacious villa home is gorgeous. She's also very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area and is a wealth of information you won't find in any guidebook. My first time at the lake and in Guatemala and it was great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the shore of Lake Atitlan, surrounded by volcanoes in the highlands of Guatemala, lies a unique destination: Lake Villa Guatemala. A private lakefront villa/retreat with spacious guest rooms, luxurious grounds, beautiful views, thoughtfully prepared whole food (vegan) cuisine, and outstanding personalized attention. This is not a typical B&B: we work with you to create your perfect Lake Atitlan experience. We are in a private, quiet area: the ideal location for personal retreats. Rates include breakfast. Vegan lunch and dinner are available. We are about 10 minutes by car from the town of Santiago Atitlan. We can arrange private tours and excursions to introduce you to the beautiful areas around Lake Atitlan. We will also arrange your transportation to the lake. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Villa Guatemala Santiago Atitlan, Lake Atitlan