I am living and teaching for a year in Guatemala and, when my cousin decided to come and visit for a week, I decided a getaway to Lake Atitlan was a good idea. I found La Fortuna on homeaway.com and it was absolutely the perfect place for us. Picturesque (this is one resort that actually is more beautiful in person than in the pictures - and the pictures are breathtaking!), tranquil, elegant feel with incredible personalized service. Katherine and Steve were helpful on every step of our trip from offering to arrange a shuttle, to storing our backpacks in Pana, to providing a private boat taxi to planning how best to spend our limited time at the lake. Breakfast and dinner were served on our porch and our room was kept tidy and comfortable. The snuggly, down comforter was warm and welcoming on the chilly evenings. We had a wonderful time and I have already recommended this hotel to friends and family.
- 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