Resort at a Glance: Laguna Lodge
The K’iche’ people—who count the ancient Mayans among their ancestors—call Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán “the lake of the south.” Along with a trio of volcanoes and smaller cliffs, the lake forms the spectacular backdrop to the 4-star Laguna Lodge. The resort makes good use of its setting—each guest suite has a large lakeside balcony, outfitted with either an exposed pole ceiling or palm roof.
- Where you’ll stay: Suites have beds hand cut from sustainably sourced wood and draped in linens woven in a nearby village.
- All-natural activities: Nearby outdoor adventures include hikes through the volcanic Sierra Madre mountains, day trips to ancient ruins, horseback rides, boating excursions, and treks through the onsite nature reserve.
- Green eating: As part of Laguna Lodge’s conservation measures, the onsite Zotz restaurant offers a meat-free menu with ingredients sourced from local farmers and the hotel’s gardens.
- Spa luxuries: Massages, yoga, and meditation await guests at the onsite Hummingbird Spa.
- Accolades: CNN and National Geographic named the resort one of the world’s best eco-lodges, and TripAdvisor users awarded it with the Travelers’ Choice award for the year 2019 along with the Certificate of Excellence for 2018.
Sololá, Guatemala: A Treasure Trove of Cultural Diversity
Beneath the three 10,000-foot volcanic peaks that circle Lake Atitlán, a bevy of indigenous villages offers a diverse array of cultural experiences. Despite their relative proximity to each other, these small hamlets, which are often very traditional in nature, harbor variations in dress, cuisine, and in some cases language. Guests can embark on market tours where they’ll be greeted by colorful woven dresses, exotic fruits and vegetables, and the smell of fresh corn tortillas. The distinctive landscape fuels further adventures, including boat tours, volcano hikes, kayaking expeditions, horseback riding, and trips to see the local wildlife at a nature reserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The best airport to fly in/out of La Aurora International Airport (GUA). Travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 3 hours or 93 miles. Private shuttle service is available for an additional fee, please contact the property for details.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another voucher? The voucher covers two guests. Please contact the property to add additional occupants.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your voucher or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credits are not included with the voucher.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here.