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Laguna Lodge Eco Resort, Lake Atitlan

Time magazine describes Laguna Lodge as ‘pure Maya magic’. Lean on the rail of your balcony, glass of wine in hand, and stare out at the turquoise waters of Lake Atitlan towards a trio of distant volcanoes and you’ll understand why.

This five star, boutique hotel stands on the edge of the lake, and is surrounded by a private nature reserve full of Guatemala’s rich flora and fauna – a natural expression of Laguna Lodge’s eco credentials and a gorgeous region to explore.

So luxury is sustainable. Your suite, for example, was inspired by nature, using indigenous materials like volcanic stone, slate, palm thatching and adobe. There’s a hot river rock pool, and a spa featuring a whole range of naturally relaxing and restorative treatments and techniques.

Laguna Lodge, at a glance

  • Sustainable luxury on the edge of Lake Atitlan, in a private nature reserve
  • Just six stunning suites with, typically, four poster beds, terracotta en suites with green marble double showers and eco décor
  • Large private balconies with extensive views over the lake, gardens and volcanoes
  • Zotz restaurant serving exquisite food prepared from locally grown and organic ingredients
  • Healthy, vegetarian only menu

For leisure and pleasure

  • Nature safaris and bird watching
  • Mayan heritage, local handicrafts and coffee plantation visits
  • Boating on the lake to visit local communities
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Mountain paragliding and biking
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • Horse riding and volcano hiking
  • Scuba diving in Santa Cruz and surfing in the Pacific 
  • It was a great experience and now I have dipped my toes in the Ultimate waters I shall be back for more.

    JE, October