Our second year in a row to visit San Pedro, 6 weeks each time in Dec/Jan, great weather. Both times we have stayed a “Casa Lobo” and will stay there when we return. Hopefully next year. “Caso Lobo” is a series of individual villas (4/6?). The villa we stayed in this year was directly on the lakes but all villas have a nice lake view. Our villa had a full kitchen with a small gas stove, pure water, coffee maker, flat screen tv and internet (slow but reasonable). This is all included.
The villa to town is a 1-1/2 mile walk or .65 cent (5Q) tut tut ride per person. Some reviewers found the distance to town to be a negative. However, San Pedro mainly caters to the young (20/30) however my wife and I (67) absolutely enjoyed the city and it's life style but the getting home to the quietness, except for the waves hitting the shoreline, outside our open window is well worth it short hike/ride.
The major “Casa Lobo” negative is the access from the paved road to “Caso Loba’s” main gate. It is a dirt path that requires one being careful. Remember we’re 67 but it will not stop us from staying there again. The reason for the poor access path to “Caso Lobo” is because Lake Atitlan water level had risen excessively over the past few years and the original entrance is underwater.
Fritz and Wolfgang are the owners/managers of the property and they take very good care of the property and tenants. If you contact them in advance they will help with your luggage from the paved road.
From Guatemala City we took a shuttle to Antigua, about 2 hrs. Where we stayed two nights in the Hotel Catedral (review to follow). Antigua is a nice city with lot to see and great food. From Antigua we took a shuttle bus to Panajachel, then a boat to San Pedro (30 Min). The boat cost around US$3.50/person.
San Pedro has boat access to all the cities on Lake Atitlan, the largest being Panajachel (or known locally as Pana). Other cities of interest on the lake is Santiago. Hotel Posadado is a wonderful place to stay (Review to follow). We also made two days trips to the El Dragon Hotel in San Marco and La Casa del Mundo hotel in Jaibalito (reviews to follow).
In San Pedro we stayed at a very nice villa called Coso Lobo. (Review to follow).
San Pedro and Pan have the largest numbers of good restaurants with great verity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Lobo is managed by its German owners and was opened 2007. It is located in the tranquility of Lake Atitlins shore 15 minutes walk to San Pedro la Laguna. Relax in our three luxurious and elegant Bungalows placed with a panoramic sight directly at the shore of the lake. They all have King-Size beds and are comfortably furnished. The Bungalows are equipped with Cable-TV, private bathroom with hot water, stove and refrigerator. Their porch invites you to relax. Relax in this earthly paradise We will be glad to receive you as our guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Lobo Bungalows Guatemala/San Pedro La Laguna