I never write reviews. I use sites like Yelp and Trip Advisor all the time and never post my own reviews. Until now. I grew up in Guatemala and so when I was going back to visit with my husband I wanted to be sure that we stayed at the best hotels in Antigua and Lake Atitlan. I had already made up my mind where that would be until be husband, who is rather picky about hotels was not satisfied with my choice for Lake Atitlan. He found La Fortuna online and after reading all the reviews we decided to give it a try. And we weren't disappointed! We loved it so much that we made a short video to help capture this special place. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuBPIVPRZFQ
La Fortuna is such a unique, beautiful, peaceful experience. It's not like any other hotel that we've ever stayed at. We both love nature but aren't that good at really roughing it, and when we go on vacation we want to feel like we're in paradise. La Fortuna gave us just what we were looking for. The way that the sides of the bungalow open up to reveal the beautiful coffee plantation '"jungle" around you, and the private open-air bathroom with a soaking tub that makes for special candle-lit evenings ... you just can't get better than this.
That being said -- you can't expect a 5 star luxurious hotel where there is no sign of anything natural. You have to be prepared to be surrounded by nature ... that means that moths come out at night so that you will be thankful for the netting that surrounds the bed. And while filling the hot tub you may have to turn the water off if it gets cold all of a sudden. But just give it a few minutes and the hot water will be back on soon!
If you are looking to rest and get away from all the noise, commercialism, and business of life, then this is your place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the shores of Lake Atitlán under the San Pedro, Atitlán, and Toliman volcanoes, La Fortuna at Atitlan is tucked into the private bay of Patzisotz, only a 5 minute boat ride from Panajachel. Here you can relax in our lush jungle and gardens, and take in the view of Central America’s most spectacular lake. Hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and exploring the indigenous villages around the lake can be organized through the resort. Come and experience the natural and cultural wonder of Lago Atitlan at La Fortuna. Suites all have stunning private garden bathrooms with huge hot tubs, as well as a cozy loft with day bed and breathtaking views of the lake. Standard bungalows have a private garden bathroom with rain shower, and queen and single beds.We have a fire heated hot tub on the front of the property and a swim up floating dock. There is free wifi on the property, as well. We can help you arrange transportation from the airport or from/to other destinations in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and Belize. Please note this location is NOT ideal for those individuals who have mobility issues or for small children. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Fortuna At Atitlan Guatemala/Lake Atitlan