My husband and I had booked 6 nights in Antigua for our 7 year anniversary. We have 20 years of Starbucks experience between the two of us, and we were desperate to see coffee grow. After some research, we convinced ourselves to break up our stay in town with a jaunt to Lake Atitlan. When I found La Fortuna, I was unsure that my husband would be interested in outdoor restrooms. We booked it for an adventure, and the experience is unparalleled. When we rode up from Panajachel on the boat, I saw the property on the right, looked at my husband, and declared "Now those people over there have it made!" After a moment, I realized it was La Fortuna. "Oh my gosh! That's us! We have it made!"
Back story aside, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Fortuna. It is unlike anything I have ever experienced. The scenery is lush. The food was fantastic. Steve and Kat are gracious. The beds are comfy. AND the coffee we enjoyed was harvested from the property! And it's wonderful.
Something to note if you come is that there are bugs in the outdoor bathrooms (duh). At any time you can have a spider making a cozy home in your toilet paper, or crawling on the toilet seat, or under the toilet seat. Just be sure to check;)
We will definitely make an effort to return. We had such a great time!
- 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