San Marcos, Solola, Guatemala Accommodations

Accommodations in San Marcos

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1br Shared Room
    The SpaceThe Yoga Forest is a conscious living retreat and transformational learning center. At any time you will find a variety of staff, guests, interns and local staff working together to create magic in this sacred land. We aim to provide a space conducive for growth and self exploration. Guest AccessGuests can enjoy the amazing sanctuary, our forest gardens, communal areas, weekly sauna and Yoga Shala when it is not in use. This inclusive rate includes accommodation in a shared room (of up to four guests), daily yoga classes, three vegetarian meals, and Permaculture workshops. To find The Yoga Forest, find the last road at the back of town with the high school on it and look for the painted flowers on the stones along the mountain paths. Follow the flowers the 20 minute hike up the valley until your reach our gate. If you have any trouble please call us (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and see our website for more details and FAQs. Interaction with GuestsWe have full time staff on the property and often have travelers from all over the world staying at The Yoga Forest. The NeighborhoodThe Yoga Forest is set back from the town of San Marcos la Laguna, up in the mountain valley. We are a 25 minute hike up from the lakefront. The Yoga Forest is perched on the side of a mountain, overlooking Lake Atitlán. Getting AroundWe can walk anywhere on foot in San Marcos. It is a 15-25 minute walk to the town center and lake front where you can explore lakefront activities and restaurants and bars in the town. Other Things to NoteAs a Permaculture forest, our toilets are composting and outdoors. Our showers are solar heated and outdoors with incredible views of Lake Atitlán.
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    The SpaceThe Yoga Forest is a yoga & Permaculture Retreat and learning center. We aim to provide a space conducive for growth and self exploration. Guest AccessGuests can enjoy the amazing sanctuary, our forest gardens, communal areas, sauna and Yoga Shala when it is not in use. This inclusive rate includes accommodation in a shared room (of up to four guests), daily yoga classes, three vegetarian meals, use of the sauna and a Permaculture tour. To find The Yoga Forest, find the last road at the back of town with the high school on it and look for the painted flowers on the stones along the mountain paths. Follow the flowers the 20 minute hike up the valley until your reach our gate. Alternatively, take a tuk tuk to el Cemeterio en Barrio 2. Take the mountain path north and follow the path for 10 mins until you reach our gate. If you have any trouble please call us (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Interaction with GuestsWe have full time staff on the property and often have travelers from all over the world staying at The Yoga Forest. The NeighborhoodThe Yoga Forest is set back from the town of San Marcos la Laguna, up in the mountain valley. We are a 25 minute hike up from the lakefront. The Yoga Forest is perched on the side of a mountain, overlooking Lake Atitlán. Getting AroundWe can walk anywhere on foot in San Marcos. It is a 15-25 minute walk to the town center and lake front where you can explore lakefront activities and restaurants and bars in the town. Other Things to NoteAs a Permaculture forest, our toilets are composting and outdoors. Our showers are solar heated and outdoors with incredible views of Lake Atitlán.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    5 reviews
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    • Smoking Allowed
    The SpaceThis house is nestled in a small organic coffee farm. The bungalow is built in the beautiful decorative guava trees overlooking the grand Lake Atitlan and its mystic looking volcanoes. The windows open to the feel of the outdoors and the terrace above has stunning sunrise and sunset views. The adobe finish gives it a consistent comfortable temperature. Along with a sunrise lake front is a sunset on either side of a point that jets out high above the lake. This is said to be another original volcanic rim of Lake Atitlan. CasaSita has access to this look out point with various heights to jump or enjoy spectacular views and panoramas.This is an exclusive location and opportunity. The house is one room, a single occupancy that is also suitable for a couple. It is constructed of logs harvested right from the land. The old process of using volcanic pumice to sand and linseed oil to preserve gives a warm ambiance that is rare to find today. The bedding is a cotton mattress with a down topper. This is a chemical free house. The property has large lakefront on both sides of the cliffs, a floating dock and raft. It is conveniently close to road taxis and a beautiful 15 minute walk to the town of San Marcos. This town facilitates natural health interests with classes and spa’s. Also includes many amenities to make your stay meaningful. With incredible vistas to relax in. This is the only rental on the grounds, it's very secluded. Inflatable kayak Delivery of coconuts preordered. Transportation arrangements Organic coffee when available Inflatable kayak Delivery of coconuts preordered. Transportation arrangements Organic coffee when available Guest AccessInflatable kayak Delivery of coconuts preordered. Transportation arrangements Organic coffee when available Interaction with Guestsminimal but available all days. Other Things to Noteadditional person - pls add $20 per/nite.
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    1br Home/Apartment
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    El lugarLa Eco Casa de Bambú fue construida con mucho amor hacia el lago atitlán y con mucho compromiso con la naturaleza. Desde cualquier punto de la casa se puede apreciar la inmensidad del valle y se siente afuera aún estando en la calidez de dentro del hogar. Sus espacios abiertos invitan a relajarse y disfrutar y su luminosidad constante llenan de energía. Cuenta con una habitación con cama doble, una cuna para niñxs de hasta dos años y un sofá que se convierte en cama doble. Está a la distancia ideal para disfrutar de las comodidades del centro del pueblo (a 5 minutos caminando) sin verse afectado por su actividad y de la cercanía del lago atitlán y de la montaña en una corta caminata. Servicios disponibles para los huéspedesPueden disfrutar de la cosecha del jardín, del horno de barro, de la chimenea, de una caja de seguridad, de accesorios para bebés (silla alta, bañera y cambiador), de una cocina full equipada y de los productos que se encuentran a disposición. Atención a los huéspedesSomos una pareja con un niño de 6 meses y formamos parte de en una organización Centroamericana que trabaja en derechos humanos a nivel comunitario a través del arte. Por esta razón, estamos fuera de casa gran parte del tiempo y preferimos que más gente pueda disfrutar de nuestro espacio tan especial! Estaremos en contacto por internet y en la casa esperan dos personas de entera confianza y nuestras simpáticas perras Boule y Bill. Para tener en cuentaLa casa está en el valle, en plena naturaleza pero aún cerca del centro del pueblo. Para llegar a la casa hay que caminar un último tramo de 5-8 minutos en un camino de tierra, por lo que recomendamos llevar mochilas y no maletas. Pero si llevan maletas, no hay problema, sólo avisen con anticipación y arreglamos que alguien les ayude.
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    Excellent
    47 reviews
    1br Home/Apartment
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    • Smoking Allowed
    The SpaceThis cottage is located on a Permaculture based property, facing all three of the lake's astounding volcanoes making it a sensational view. The cottage is spacious with epic views from all social areas. Has a loft bedroom with a queen bed and a single bed. The price listed is for two. Additional guests will be charged $ 25 per person per day (maxium 4 guests in total) The kitchen is well furnished and stocked with more than basic cooking equipment, no refrigerator, great natural illumination, has a gas stove with working oven. Bathroom is on the first floor, it has a solar hot shower and a neat and friendly dry composting toilet. The permaculture garden of exotic and local varieties is located on terraces through out the property. There you will find nice areas to rest, read, or walk to discover our food forest. The dock is a great place to jump from for a refreshing swim or hang out, watch sunrises, sunsets and stargaze. Near it there is a place for bonfires. Guest AccessAs a guest, you will have access to the dock, organic herbs, rain-caught filtered drinking water, some of the fruits in season produced on the property and amazing sunrises and sunsets from your windows. Our private dock is wide and spacious, it has a big tree (a Kap tree, from the Willow family) in the middle, and strings of colorful banners. We also have a Guatemalan Flag. When you take the boat, tell boat captain you go to Pasajkap (name of the geographic area right in the middle, between the villages of Tzununa and San Marcos) Be clear in explaining you go to the big and wide dock with a big tree in the middle with colorful banners and a Guatemalan flag. From the water you will also see a round smaller cabin by the water. After stopping at the Tzununa public dock, please be alert , the house is only 4 minutes after Tzununa, as you come from Panajachel (Pana for short). Coming by shuttle from Guatemala City, shuttles always a stop in Antigua. From Antigua, through the Interamerican Hiway, there are two routes to access Lake Atitlan basin: 1) Via Solola arriving to Panajachel. This is the shorter route, the road is usually well maintained and safe. Panajachel is the number 1 touristic destination around Lake Atitlan. It is a village with several banks and ATM's, two well assorted supermarkets: Chalo's and Sandra's and a large market with vendors from around the region with fruits, legumes, veggies, free ranged eggs, meats and fish are of good quality, some even organic. Tourist's street is called Calle Santander, with many tourist operators and agencies for shuttle services, short trips and tours; also you will find a variety of vendors and stores for crafts, jewellery, hand made hats, baskets, lasso, etc and large selection of restaurants and coffee shops. 2) Via Santa Clara La Laguna some 30 Km ahead on the Interamerican Highway, direction Quetzaltenango and Mexico. This is a longer route, plus 22 Km of steep descend, with no stop in any village, through not well maintained curvy road (with the highlight of being able to go through an area of cloud forest, sightseeing Atitlan from a different prospective. There is also a park with special equipment and installations to cross "flying" the ravines onto the next mountain top; shuttle companies may organize a visit upon request). From the Interamerican Highway, shuttles take close to an hour to get to San Pablo La Laguna, first village on the Northern Riviera of Lake Atitlan. Once arriving to San Pablo, continuing to the left, 3 Km away, you arrive to San Marcos and Tzununa, where the road ends. To the right is the continuation to the road to San Juan, San Padro, Santiago and San Lucas, all the villages on the Southern Riviera of Lake Atitlan. Both from Panajachel or from San Marcos, there is only boat access to my place. If you are coming from Panajachel it is a 35/40 min, boat ride with mandatory stops at the Northern Riviera villages of Santa Cruz, Jaibalito, Tzununa. My private dock is about 4 minutes after Tzununa. If you are coming from the San Marcos public dock, my place is 3/4 minutes after leaving the San Marcos dock. It is easy to get by around the lake using public boat transportation, specially through the Northern Riviera villages and San Juan and San Pedro on the Southerb Riviera. Service is regular during day hours every 20 min from and to Panajachel, which is the central port destination. For night trips, private boat service is provided by our neighbor Mariano or one of his two grown up sons, Fernando or Alex, at very convenient prices to go or come to or from San Marcos, San Juan or San Pedro, the three most visited destinations. Same, if you need to catch an early shuttle in San Marcos or Pana Mariano may take you. Also, if you want to save a couple of hours of traveling time to get to Atitlan or back to Antigua or Guatemala City, there are private shuttles or taxis which may bring you from Guatemala City (Airport) for $150 to $200. You can arrange this service in advance via the Internet with any tour operator or shuttle company. I use Atitrans. Interaction with GuestsPrivacy is important and will be respected. We want you to feel welcomed and assisted in your travels; if we can recommend places to visit or if you need help getting around the lake, we will be happy to give you a hand. The NeighborhoodThis neighborhood is particularly beautiful with clear and clean waters in which you can swim (mornings are the best), amazing sun rises and sunsets, and phenomenal views of all three volcanoes. It is safe and close to San Marcos (4 minutes by boat) The area is called Pasajkap, located bordering Tzununa. Only 20 minutes by boat to San Pedro. From San Pedro there are a number of tour operators who offer hikes to San Pedro Volcano, The Mayan face, San Pablo and Tzununa waterfalls, San Marcos forest. For visitors with enough time, shuttle companies may take you to outstanding IRTRA, Water Parks in Retalhuleu, these are them parks specially great for kids. Rock climbing, mountain bike and hangliding and other extreme sports are available in the area. Santa Clara Saturday's Indigenous Market. Culturally interesting site to understand traditional Maya markets, you can buy everything from cooked food and produce, tools, fire wood, to live animals, like chickens and pigs, medicinal plants and clothing (there is a special area for used Mayan clothing, where you may find amazing old traditional Maya textiles: pure cotton, preciously hand crafted, lasso bags, leather shoes etc). Getting AroundLocal transport available are public boats that come in every 20 minutes to half hour from 6am to 5pm. They stop at our dock to pick you up or drop you off. It is 3-5 minutes to San Marcos or Tzununa; 15 minutes to San Pedro for a market visit, or a very well served heath food store and ATM and bank services. For clothing, other food and market choices, visit Panajachel, about 40 minutes by boat. We recommend boat transportation for easy and fast access. There are also private boat services that take you to San Marcos or any other place for an extra charge, available upon request. In San Marcos there are very good restaurants, just walk around and ask to find food from Guatemala, to international, Italian, Oriental foods There is also a large selection of Holistic treatments with therapists providing a variety of alternative healing modalities: Massage and body work: deep tissue massage, abdominal organ Maya massage, energetic massage, reflexology, acupuncture, acupressure, tei shin, EFT, sound therapy, I Ching and Tarot readings, Bach flowers, Tai Chi, Qigong or Chi Kong. San Marcos is also known as the hub of spirituality around the Lake and holds various workshops, activities, classes and retreats on the subjects of self discovery, healing, wellness and holistic lifestyle. San Marcos is known as a hub for appropriate technologies for healing and well being practices, including organic gardening and soil conservation practices and an variety of nutritious foods: preserves, probiotics, goat cheese (also in Hotel Bambu in Tzununa) and different kinds of breads (sour dough, sprouted grains, whole wheat) and corn tortillas including blue corn hand made tortillas. If you are looking for a healing experience, on a personal note, I would love to recommend my daughter Mariu, who in my humble opinion holds the gift of healing. As a well studied and trained independent therapist, she offers a variety of therapies and treatments, workshops, and products (Amatista) to enhance quality life. Contact Mariu through me. If you are interested in old (used) Maya textiles be sure to visit Panajachel on market days (Tuesdays and Fridays) and go to the Fire Station s Parking lot, where numerous vendors, specially women put up their booths and spaces with great options, some times even museum quality textiles. There are good restaurants in town: For vegetarian cuissine, visit La Paz or Hotel Bambu (Tzununa), for international food: Il Giardino, Moon Fish, Fe or Aculax (Lush), for Japanees food visit Seiko, for on the go visit Shambala, Hostal del Lago. There is always new places coming up so take some time to walk around the village of San Marcos For a more cultural type visits, go to San Juan, it is the cleanest village around the Lake, has the largest student population and women's textile coops, interesting art galleries, Maya ceremonies, medicinal plants and organic veggies. Other Things to NoteThe house is solar powered only for illumination and to charge phones and computers (best if charging is done during sun hours). Our place is very quiet to enjoy the solace of nature. Bird watching is lovely. Taking solar heated showers is a special pleasure... We have a pressure pump which ensures a nice flow of water. This system works during full sun hours when water gets so hot you may need to mix some cold water in!!! Our dry composting toilets ensure the best environmentally friendly practices for managing and reusing human waste. There are 11 Appropriate Technologies in place! We have the luxury of pristine waters in our lake front, swimming in morning calm waters with the sun up to warm you up is a great gift. Our new dock is spacious and strong, great place to hang around. We have a cayuco, a local canoe used in the lake for centuries by the local Maya community for fishing and transportation. You will be able to venture around during the early morning or evening hours of the day, avoiding the strong Xocomil winds that come around noon. For guests that like extra comfort, there are taxi services from the airport to Panajachel (without going via Antigua) for US$150/200. Groceries and fresh produce can be found in Panajachel at Sandra's Market of Chlo's for groceries (good selection of cheese, wines, olive oil, seeds, toilet paper, pasta, dried fruits, etc) and fresh produce in the market, as I said before. Lately, there is a wider selection of food in San Marcos stores and street vendors. Same in San Pedro, where there is a great health food store and a big market. We do not have a conventional refrigerator so plan accordingly when doing your shopping. San Marcos offers a variety of restaurants and coffee shops. San Marcos is renown for offering different opportunities to enhance your life with a variety of natural healing therapies, also meditation, tai chi, chi kong, yoga, cacao ceremonies, and more.
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    3br Home/Apartment
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    • Swimming Pool
    The SpaceThe villa can accommodate up to 7 people. Each bedroom can sleep 2 people with a daybed for a 7th person. It is spacious and comfortable with 3 large galleries for extra outdoor living spaces. A child's highchair is also available. Guest AccessGuests have access to all outdoor amenities such as a gas grill, heated saltwater infinity pool, hot tub and covered pavilion with outdoor fireplace, as well as 2 single kayaks and 1 two person kayak with life jackets A boat with driver can be rented for an extra charge. Interaction with GuestsWe live in New Orleans but we have a guardian (caretaker) that is on the premises to take care of your needs and if a problem arises, we also have an offsite manager for you to contact. The NeighborhoodThe village of San Marcos La Laguna is referred to as the"spiritual capital" of the lake. Many services are offered: yoga, meditation and massage classes, as well as Spanish lessons, to mention a few. Getting AroundInexpensive boat "launchas" or water taxis are readily available for transport to neighboring villages. Local "tuk tuk" drivers are for hire for short distances by road and can be found in all villages on the lake.
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    1br Home/Apartment
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    • Smoking Allowed
    The SpaceThis private, secure, and comfortable second level apartment has a small kitchen with stove/oven and refrig, its own covered porch, and a wonderful view of Lake Atitlan and 7, including some live, volcanos. The short 5 minute walk to town makes it easy for shopping, activites, and restaurants, but far enough for quiet nights. The wood furniture for this apartment was hand built by me, having been a cabinetmaker in the states for 25 years. The queen orthopedic pillow top bed is provided with 100% cotton sheets, and the bathroom, with 24 hour hot water from a brass rain shower head, sufficient towels, and complimentary shampoo and soap for stays less than a week. The sofa converts to an extra bed for a child or third person. Please inquire before booking, as there are times of year that I can offer special rates. Guest AccessThe apartment is located inside a secure walled garden and has wifi internet access and use of the washing machine. There's a wonderful private garden to enjoy and often other guests staying with me in the house, or the other apartment, from all destinations, to chat and exchange information with. We can meet you at the public dock, or at Blind Lemon's Restaurant in the central area of San Marcos to help you with your luggage, or even arrange transportation from the airport in Guatemala City if you like. Interaction with GuestsI've lived in San Marcos for twenty years and know the culture and the people well and can give you many insights and ideas about what to see and do. I play at local festivals, venues through out Guatemala, house concerts in other countries, and at my restaurant Blind Lemon's in San Marcos, as well a my front porch. I enjoy sharing music, ideas, and conversation with my guests. The Neighborhood7 Volcanes is located in the valley above San Marcos. It is easily accessible on an ancient Maya trail that runs through coffee plants, banana plants, avocado trees, and jocote trees, a local fruit bearing tree, prized by the locals. Getting AroundFrom San Marcos, you can catch a boat that will take you to neighboring towns on the lake. Many guests arrive via boat from Panajachel, or come directly in an arranged shuttle from the airport. Other Things to NotePlease try to have your profile picture and info up to date. I've tried my best to show you what you're getting. I'd like to see what I'm getting.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    26 reviews
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    The SpaceThis luxurious private modern villa is perched high upon the hills of peaceful, tranquil Pasajcap. Just minutes from rather-noisy San Marcos La Laguna, with easy access to the entire lake. You will enjoy what is, quite possibly, the most magnificent view in all of Lake Atitlan. Here at The HawksView you will enjoy the modern luxuries of high-speed internet, 24 hour hot water, a king sized bed with an orthopedic mattress and a fully equipped western style kitchen, not to mention 24 hour on-site security. The extensive terrace´s wooden roof offers not only a shady additional space of 35 square meters, but also the perfect spot for practicing yoga, meditating or just enjoying the spectacular view of the entire lake while relaxing in the hammock. Guest Accessentire property , house, including garden Interaction with Guestsup to their needs:) We suggest to our guests arriving to Guatemala City Airport to book a morning flight (before 12noon), to ensure a comfortable arrival to our property, as the shuttle direct to Panajachel takes approximately 3 hours, and the ultimate public boat leaving from Panajachel to our home at 19:30hrs, and if there are any road traffic delays, then guests would not arrive until nighttime, if taking an afternoon flight. Also, we suggest that our guests book, late afternoon departure flights from Guatemala City, due to the transportation times, to ensure that guests don't feel the need to rush their stay at the lake. The NeighborhoodPrivate, open space, very quiet environment, nature and everything accessible within reach. Getting AroundBy tuk-tuk, boat, walk, private shuttle, boat can be arranged upon agreement. Other Things to NoteAccessing the property requires a small walk, as you will have to ascend several dozen stone steps. Therefore, The Hawks View is not recommended for anyone with any significant physical challenges. Due to the no railings around veranda the place it's not suitable for children under the age of 5. At least you watch them very well.
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    The SpaceBright one room apartment with private "Western Standard" bathroom. Private entrance. Guest AccessThe guests have access to the main kitchen. The kitchen is strictly vegetarian! Unlimited drinking water is included Interaction with GuestsWe are a family with a baby offering our guest room with private bathroom for rent. The renter has access to our kitchen and living room, which we share. We need to have access to the washing machine which is located in the apartments bathroom. The NeighborhoodExpirience life in a mayan village Getting Aroundwithin San Marcos everything is walking distance. The village is well conected through public transport Other Things to NoteThe property is located at the edge of town. It feels secluded yet it's close to the center. It's a 10-15 minute hike through the village up a hill to the house. The property has road acess and can be reached by taxi (Tuk-Tuk)
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    The SpaceAll modern conveniences available in this little chalet with breathtaking views. Whether inside or out, in bed or cooking, windows have been positioned such that the lake and volcanoes are always within visual reach. A nest which you will not want nor need to leave if you don't want to: spring water flowing in ( with carbon & colloidal silver filter installed for drinking water needs) , and on-demand hot water for shower, bathroom sink and kitchen sink ( propane tank). All bills included in rental ( no extra fees for utilities). Soon to be: a garden that will provide you with 80% of your food and nutrition needs ( fruits, vegetables and eggs).... Watch this space! In essence, the vision is self sufficient and autonomy. You will experience to beginnings of this process today.... Come back in 12 months and see the progress... Guest AccessYou will have access to the whole property, apart from store room. Interaction with GuestsMyself or my caretaker Gaspar will greet you and respond to any questions or anything you need help with. The NeighborhoodIt's an intimate connection with the traditional Mayan village of San Marcos La Laguna. During your stay you will be drawn into the day to day rituals of the locals : from morning kitchen wood fires in nearby adobe huts chugging smoke that slowly and softly crawls past near distant roof tops, preparing and grinding of hand harvested heirloom corn for the making of today's tortillas, distant marimba and other musical sounds that are the order of the days celebrations, early morning and early evening outings of hand carved wooden traditional canoes used by the local lake fishermen. Getting AroundBy foot, by tuctuc or by public or private lancha (boat). Other Things to NotePlease note this space is not for small children, because there are steep areas and drop offs. Animals live on the property. Currently a cat (Lily) and a dog (Simba). Others may join them :-). They are friendly and playful and love attention and being stroked. They will come and seek you if you are welcoming to them :-) Adults must be fully mobile as access is via a small path that is narrow and sometimes steep. CHECK OUT my profile to see ROOMS and HOUSE listings I offer in ANTIGUA.... I have a beautiful and comfortable house that could be your home there when you pass through. Here are a couple of links: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/82521 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1879790
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    1br Shared Room
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    The SpaceOur lodge is unique as you can swim here, kayak and sunbath on the lake. secluded but not isolated,easy access by road or boat to nearby villages, great way to see the lake. Guest AccessGuests can access all areas. Interaction with GuestsWe interact in the day to day running of the lodge. The NeighborhoodWe are directly on the lake and have a beach. Getting AroundEasy to get around, we have a private lake dock, the public boats stop in both direction every 20 minutes, we also have road access. Other Things to NoteLake Information San Marcos Holistic, yoga centered town, small shops and restaurants. Holistic treatments and Massage. Holistic Cottage with Catherine, in San Marcos ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Better to pass and write your name down that day for an appointment. On opposite pathway to main pathway. Near old dock. Cathy Byers next to The Pyramids offer many holistic services, again pass by for an appointment. East West Centr(URL HIDDEN)Marta or Suzi are very good. On the main walkway going down to the public boat dock. Hospedaje Del Lago - Yoga every day 7:30 and 9 am. Right before town of san marcos on the left. Moonfish- great burritos! Walk straight through town, on the right side of road before big hill, closed Mondays Circles - Good coffee and Cafe Il Jardin - Vegetarian Restaurant. Last boat back to Maya Moon Lodge from San Marcos at 5:40 pm No ATM. San Juan Small artistic village, traditional mayan art galleries, women's weaving/tapestry co-ops, natural plant medicines & soaps, etc. Beautiful church, charming indigenous village, not many tourists Has a Bank ATM machine at Banrural. Artesano - wine and cheese restaurant Monday to Friday 12-4pm. Need to call to make reservations (the day before) or much earlier, reservation only. 15q boat ride.From San Juan you then take a 10q tuktuk to San Pedro, or 15 minute walk. Last boat from San Pedro leaves at 5.30 pm San Pedro Lots of bars and restaraunts, jewelry stands, good street mercado for fruits, veggies and paca. Walk up the hill to the top of the cathedral for amazing view of town, good pictures, usually give local man 10q to let you in. Tienda Joanna’s- basic groceries. Have huge health food store for imported, holistic products. Idea Connection- great sandwiches, vegetarian options, croissants can get movies put on your device or usb stick for 5q Sunday BBQ by Smokin Joes from 12 pm. At La Piscina. Tell a tuk tuk driver he will take you there. 5q Santiago Biggest town on the lake, different view and feel, huge central square and mercado, lots of shoe stores Home of Maximon - local idol/deity… he moves houses, local men offer to take you there, 20 to 30 minute tuk tuk ride, bring alcohol/cigarettes to pay respects. Can get to Cerro de Oro from here, easy day hike Posada de Santiago - Hotel with swimming pool and lunch walk in availability To get there - take boat to San Pedro for 20q, then walk 20 minutes or take tuk tuk to Santiago dock. Boats leave from there every hour, usually 15 past the hour, costs 25q *keep in mind the last boat leaves san pedro at 5.30 pm, so need to leave enough time to get to that dock, otherwise there are direct boats from santiago to pana (30-35q) and boats from pana to maya moon leave later, 6 and 7:30pm Tzununa Our village, 5 minute walk to the right out of Lodge door at the top of the property, down the hill, local small indigenous, very small tiendas, very traditional. Bamboo Hotel and Restaurant part of Atitlan Organics - Permaculture farm, gives free tours Fridays at 10am (URL HIDDEN) Tzununa Waterfall - 1 hour hike. We have guides available, please ask at reception. Jaibalito Small local village, traditional. Hans or Posada Jaibalito - Comedor style, Good cheap food, German dishes. Club Ven Aca -jacuzzi, pool,bar and food, Good day hang out.On the Lake. Great hike from here to Jaibalito - walk into Tzununa, take 1st right after football field, follow road, it turns into dirt path, only forks once - keep left up the hill. 1 to 1 and a 1/2 hour hike. Can also take boat back for 10q Can also continue to hike over to Santa Cruz, additional 45 minutes. Santa Cruz Hotels with good restaurants on the water. La Iguana Perdida Offers diving. Cecap cafe. (URL HIDDEN) Good restaurant run to train local in catering. The town itself is up a huge hill and has a beautiful church. Can rent kayaks and tours from here. Panajachel Central tourist hub, great shopping for whatever you need/want,lots of restaurants,banks, moneygram, western union, post office, atm, place to catch shuttles and chicken buses. Panajachel high street is a very good alternative if no time to go to Chichicastenango market. Abracadabra Unique gift shop. On the high street towards the lake on the left hand side. Butterfly Nature Reserve - 40q monkeys and butterflies, Two different ziplining options for additional fees, to get to take a tuk tuk from Panajachel. Hotel Atitlan - Go for lunch has rose gardens and parrots, 40q to get in but taken from lunch bill, take a tuk tuk from Panajachel Santa Catarina. Very small local village, need to take camion (pick up truck) from Pana for 5-8q. Jump in the up camion in front of La Dispensa Familiar. Turn right on Calle Principal towards the bridge. Turn right at top of Calle Santander to join Calle Pricipal. San Antonio Carry on past Santa Catarina in camion, costs another 3-5q Weaving factory you can tour, known for beautiful hand crafted and painted ceramics. Women dress in stunning blue hupils and women wear hair in colorful wraps. San Antonio access only from roadno public boats,if you want to take a boat have to hire private boat that leaves from the Santiago dock in Pana ChiChicastenango Huge market Thursdays and Sundays, we can book a shuttle service that leaves Pana at 8 am and then leaves chichi at 2pm, round trip costs $12 Can also take chicken buses, need to go to Solola and change there for chichi, takes 11/2-2 hours to get to If you don't have all day can go to Solola for smaller market than Chichicastenango but still impressive - take chicken bus from pana, 20 minute trip 5q
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    The SpaceRight on the lake ,great for swimming, easy to access other villages by road or lake. Guest AccessWe see our guests in the day to day running of the lodge. Interaction with GuestsWe see our guests in the day to day running of the lodge. The NeighborhoodGreat people, peaceful and relaxed, spectacular views, waterfall nearby , good hikes. Getting AroundVery convenient public transport, boats and tuk tuks. Other Things to NoteLake Information San Marcos Holistic, yoga centered town, small shops and restaurants. Holistic treatments and Massage. Holistic Cottage with Catherine, in San Marcos ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Better to pass and write your name down that day for an appointment. On opposite pathway to main pathway. Near old dock. Cathy Byers next to The Pyramids offer many holistic services, again pass by for an appointment. East West Centr(URL HIDDEN)Marta or Suzi are very good. On the main walkway going down to the public boat dock. Hospedaje Del Lago - Yoga every day 7:30 and 9 am. Right before town of san marcos on the left. Moonfish- great burritos! Walk straight through town, on the right side of road before big hill, closed Mondays Circles - Good coffee and Cafe Il Jardin - Vegetarian Restaurant. Last boat back to Maya Moon Lodge from San Marcos at 5:40 pm No ATM. San Juan Small artistic village, traditional mayan art galleries, women's weaving/tapestry co-ops, natural plant medicines & soaps, etc. Beautiful church, charming indigenous village, not many tourists Has a Bank ATM machine at Banrural. Artesano - wine and cheese restaurant Monday to Friday 12-4pm. Need to call to make reservations (the day before) or much earlier, reservation only. 15q boat ride.From San Juan you then take a 10q tuktuk to San Pedro, or 15 minute walk. Last boat from San Pedro leaves at 5.30 pm San Pedro Lots of bars and restaraunts, jewelry stands, good street mercado for fruits, veggies and paca. Walk up the hill to the top of the cathedral for amazing view of town, good pictures, usually give local man 10q to let you in. Tienda Joanna’s- basic groceries. Have huge health food store for imported, holistic products. Idea Connection- great sandwiches, vegetarian options, croissants can get movies put on your device or usb stick for 5q Sunday BBQ by Smokin Joes from 12 pm. At La Piscina. Tell a tuk tuk driver he will take you there. 5q Santiago Biggest town on the lake, different view and feel, huge central square and mercado, lots of shoe stores Home of Maximon - local idol/deity… he moves houses, local men offer to take you there, 20 to 30 minute tuk tuk ride, bring alcohol/cigarettes to pay respects. Can get to Cerro de Oro from here, easy day hike Posada de Santiago - Hotel with swimming pool and lunch walk in availability To get there - take boat to San Pedro for 20q, then walk 20 minutes or take tuk tuk to Santiago dock. Boats leave from there every hour, usually 15 past the hour, costs 25q *keep in mind the last boat leaves san pedro at 5.30 pm, so need to leave enough time to get to that dock, otherwise there are direct boats from santiago to pana (30-35q) and boats from pana to maya moon leave later, 6 and 7:30pm Tzununa Our village, 5 minute walk to the right out of Lodge door at the top of the property, down the hill, local small indigenous, very small tiendas, very traditional. Bamboo Hotel and Restaurant part of Atitlan Organics - Permaculture farm, gives free tours Fridays at 10am (URL HIDDEN) Tzununa Waterfall - 1 hour hike. We have guides available, please ask at reception. Jaibalito Small local village, traditional. Hans or Posada Jaibalito - Comedor style, Good cheap food, German dishes. Club Ven Aca -jacuzzi, pool,bar and food, Good day hang out.On the Lake. Great hike from here to Jaibalito - walk into Tzununa, take 1st right after football field, follow road, it turns into dirt path, only forks once - keep left up the hill. 1 to 1 and a 1/2 hour hike. Can also take boat back for 10q Can also continue to hike over to Santa Cruz, additional 45 minutes. Santa Cruz Hotels with good restaurants on the water. La Iguana Perdida Offers diving. Cecap cafe. (URL HIDDEN) Good restaurant run to train local in catering. The town itself is up a huge hill and has a beautiful church. Can rent kayaks and tours from here. Panajachel Central tourist hub, great shopping for whatever you need/want,lots of restaurants,banks, moneygram, western union, post office, atm, place to catch shuttles and chicken buses. Panajachel high street is a very good alternative if no time to go to Chichicastenango market. Abracadabra Unique gift shop. On the high street towards the lake on the left hand side. Butterfly Nature Reserve - 40q monkeys and butterflies, Two different ziplining options for additional fees, to get to take a tuk tuk from Panajachel. Hotel Atitlan - Go for lunch has rose gardens and parrots, 40q to get in but taken from lunch bill, take a tuk tuk from Panajachel Santa Catarina. Very small local village, need to take camion (pick up truck) from Pana for 5-8q. Jump in the up camion in front of La Dispensa Familiar. Turn right on Calle Principal towards the bridge. Turn right at top of Calle Santander to join Calle Pricipal. San Antonio Carry on past Santa Catarina in camion, costs another 3-5q Weaving factory you can tour, known for beautiful hand crafted and painted ceramics. Women dress in stunning blue hupils and women wear hair in colorful wraps. San Antonio access only from roadno public boats,if you want to take a boat have to hire private boat that leaves from the Santiago dock in Pana ChiChicastenango Huge market Thursdays and Sundays, we can book a shuttle service that leaves Pana at 8 am and then leaves chichi at 2pm, round trip costs $12 Can also take chicken buses, need to go to Solola and change there for chichi, takes 11/2-2 hours to get to If you don't have all day can go to Solola for smaller market than Chichicastenango but still impressive - take chicken bus from pana, 20 minute trip 5q
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    The SpaceThis home features stunning artistic appeal. World renown Mark Hassall, forefather of the modern day trimaran spent the last nine years of his life designing this A frame home. Built with the help of his grandsons and 5 local workers Casa De Pescados is now a reality. Must see and feel this gem to truly appreciate. Guest AccessFull access to home, land, pond, fruit trees, vegetables, firewood, herbs, water ect. Bodega is not accessible as it is being used to store owners personal belongings and tools. Interaction with GuestsThere is a maintenance worker (Juan) that cleans and manages outside land, plants and property 3 days a week. Inside cleaning can be arranged during stay upon request. The NeighborhoodMore information regarding San Marcos La Laguna can be (email hidden) Getting AroundTuc-Tuc's frequent between the neighboring cities and casa de pescados. A ride typically costs 5-10Q per person. Shuttles are available from San Marcos la laguna to Antigua, San Pedro and Guatemala Airport. Buses are also available throughout Guatemala.
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    This adobe house is on an organic coffee farm.The property has different lake access points and is situated conveniently close to road taxi’s and 15mnt walk to town. The property is large and has both a sunrise and sunset view of the lake.
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    The SpaceFull serviced lakefront contemporary house located in the beauty of 10.000m2 private garden, garage, dock and 90m long beach. We can fit comfortably 3 couples but we prefer to have max.4 adults( 2 couples)+child We have 2 king size beds and 1 queen size bed, 2 sofas. Guest AccessGuests have access to our entire garden and private dock with sitting, sun-bathing, and swimming area. There is free wi-fi and the use of a kayak. We have a many books in different languages, board games, and more than 500 movies--if you bring your computer & USB, we are happy to share. High quality bed linens and towels are included. The guest has access to the house and the entire property. There is studio loft in our property which will be off limits to our guests at least you are interested to rent another house on the same property if available ( up to 4 people) Our 4th bdrm in the house will be lock during the entire stay of our guest. We have another property cross the road suitable for 2 adults with private amenities and access, which can be rented in the same time as this house, if available. No amenities will be shared with anyone except between individual guest. Massage, meditation, yoga, organic garden - cooking, babysitting, hiking, swimming, local guide, boat trip, private pick up at the airport and all you need. The house is managed and maintain by 2 of our long term workers so you don't have to worry about anything how the house works, what has to be lock or open....etc :) The property is 1600m walking distance from San Marcos, accessible by public boat which runs every 20 min. or by car or tuk-tuk( local mototaxi). Interaction with GuestsAs much as needed for suggestions or help :) but we completely respect our guests' privacy We happy to prepare dinner for you from our organic garden or locally sources meat, if we are present at the moment of your visit. The NeighborhoodComplete privacy, beautiful lake view surrounded by 3 majestic volcanoes, private beach, access to all the natural goodies, yoga, meditation, massage, restaurants, grocery stores .......and much more. Possibility to rent another 2 houses for bigger families. Getting AroundHow to get to the house? The shortest and easy way it's to arrive to Panajachel and take public boat towards San Marcos. There are 3 public stops on your way: Santa Cruz, Jaiblaito,Tzununa, once you are in Tzununa village you HAVE to tell the boatmen to stop at CASA ROSADA , our main pink house, right on the water, 3 min.drive from Tzununa , on your right side, it's a private dock and if you miss it you will end up in San Marcos, in that case, you wait 20 min.for another boat opposite direction and try again, it's 3 min.boat ride only for Tzununa or San Marcos, so get ready. The price from Panajachel with luggages should be Q25 per person, from San Marcos Q5 p.p. The lake's 8 villages are easily accessible by the public boat that runs every 30 minutes in both direction. Explore secluded bays, rugged cliffs, and charming villages with restaurants serving a wide variety of food, and colorful local markets. There is also private/tourist shuttle bus service connecting with other towns in the region and beyond. There are 3 shuttle buses daily to Antigua and Guatemala City. The bus leaves from San Marcos or Panajachel (a 30 min.boat ride from the home's private dock.) There are many tuk-tuk mototaxis around the lake, dropping you anywhere you wish to go . Both Guatemala City and Antigua have rental car companies. If you rent a car, we recommend one with GPS since not many roads has clear or non directions. If your cell phone has no roaming, the best option is to buy an inexpensive local cellphone with SIM card and credit that costs less than $20. Journey distance / times are as follows: From Guatemala Airport - Panajachel 111km / 3,5h From Antigua - Panajachel - 77km / 2,5h There is free parking in our property. Getting around the lake is very easy:by public boat which stops at our private dock and runs every 30 min.in both direction,by public pick up car or tuk-tuk mototaxi or just walk. You can arrive by private or public boat, we are happy to arrange it for you from Panajachel as well as previous public or private shuttle bus from the airport or Antigua. By car from the city, on 148 km on PanAmerican highway you take direction towards Santa Clara, San Pablo, San Marcos. From San Marcos you drive towards the village of Tzununa( the road ends here) and after 1600 m on your right you will find our gate and park your car :) GPS is helpful but it's not working all the way since lack of signal. Driving can be difficult in rainy season. Please contact us if you wish to arrive by car to update on the road conditions. We even have a heliport on our property, the flight from Guatemala City takes 30min. Other Things to NoteI'm more than happy to provide you with additional information, arrange taxi from the airport, recommend hotel in Antigua :) For one night stay, we have bed and blast:) Organic, locally-sourced foods, family recipes and fresh flavors of the seasons inspire the breakfast menu, which includes local, organic coffee, fruit. Free-range eggs are always on the cooked-to-order breakfast menu as well as our homemade bread or corn tortillas with beans. Cappuccino, herbal tea , healthy juices and much more...... Relaxing massages or private yoga by certified therapists at your terrace or yoga/meditation classes 400m from your front door. Optional romantic dinner upon previous reservation can be prepare and serve on your terrace with candles. Our extra services and meals are NOT included in the price. We suggest to our guests arriving to Guatemala City Airport to book a morning flight (before 12noon), to ensure a comfortable arrival to our property, as the shuttle direct to Panajachel takes approximately 3 hours, and the ultimate public boat leaving from Panajachel to our home at 19:30hrs, and if there are any road traffic delays, then guests would not arrive until nighttime, if taking an afternoon flight. Also, we suggest that our guests book, late afternoon departure flights from Guatemala City, due to the transportation times, to ensure that guests don't feel the need to rush their stay at the lake.
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    The SpaceThe Bambu Guest House is a new construction built with all natural materials and closely connected to the nearby permaculture farm, Atitlan Organics. The Guest House hosts farm volunteers, course participants, and Airbnb guests. Furthermore, the Bambu Guest House boasts the lake's only farm-to-table restaurant. Guest AccessSurrounded by amazing natural beauty and the rich culture of traditional Mayan people, guests can hike to nearby waterfalls for a swim or up to the crest for amazing views of the whole lake. San Marcos is a 15 minute tuk tuk (local taxi) ride away and boasts lots of activities for entertainment. The guest house is closely connected to Atitlan Organics and guests are encouraged to tour and even help out on the farm. Interaction with GuestsWe also run a profitable farm and are very busy. That said, we love to talk and we love what we do. We live nearby and are available but we also offer 24 hour security on the premises. We are careful to make sure people always have their own space . The NeighborhoodTzununa is a traditional and relatively untouched indigenous Mayan village. We are very close with our community and always feel safe. There are many children and opportunities to connect with locals. There are at least 10 waterfalls within a mile of our hotel, including some absolutely stunning ones. The permaculture farm, Atitlan Organics, is also an asset to the community, offering tours and action days where guests can help local farmers in their fields. And the shores of Lake Atitlan are less than a 10 minute walk away and visible from the hotel. Getting AroundTuk Tuks are three wheeled awesome little cars that can take you anywhere. They arrive at the entrance to the guest house and can take you to San Marcos or to the public dock. At the Dock you can take boats to other towns. You can arrive by boat via panjachel or by road from the highway, via santa clara. Other Things to NoteTzununa is the best town in Lake Atitlan. Undiscovered, beautiful, quiet and a great place to relax and learn in nature.
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    This master bedroom, with queen bed, with premium cotton bedding, and private bath, opens with French doors onto a private courtyard with a traditional tiled fountain and private entrance.
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    The SpaceThree minutes from the landing dock, five minutes from shops, cafes, restaurants and village center. An off-the-grid bamboo house on the the lakeside with an amazing view of the lake and volcano San Pedro, with its own private lake access. Solar electricity, solar hot water shower, compost toilet, zero footprint and autonomous. One beautiful large space with hardwood floors, bamboo walls, high ceiling and wide front windows overlooking the waterfront. A sunny kitchen and a comfy sleeping area overlooking the water. A large front porch and sunbathing lawn rolling all the way to the water edge. As of November 2016 I have installed a new fast WIFI in the house :) Guest AccessTwo minutes walk from the boats landing dock 3 minutes from village center, restaurants and cafes; five minutes from the shuttle stop at the village main road. Interaction with GuestsI will meet you, greet you and usher you to the house from either the shuttle or the boats landing dock. The NeighborhoodQuiet and peaceful neighborhood on the lake-side only three minutes from shops, restaurants and cafes at the village center. Other Things to NoteAwesome place!
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    The SpaceLocated on the edge of San Pablo La Laguna, (a quiet village almost untouched by tourism), the house offers an opportunity to live in a more traditional Mayan setting. San Pablo is a small farming community growing coffee, maize, fruits, vegetables and onions. Other local 'industries' include fishing, carpentry, carving (drum-making), and the production of 'sessile' rope made fom the fibres of the 'maguey' cactus. Other local crafts such as crochet, and weaving produce 'hackey-sacks' . Tourism has not ‘overrun’ San Pablo as yet and the village is in many ways a throwback to times long-gone; though technology and and access to it are present. On the North Side of Lake Atitlàn, San Pablo is easily accessed fom the ‘InterAmericana ‘ highway on CA 4 (a mere 20km through verdant hills), or via boat from Panajachel. On the southeast edge of this village overlooking Lake Atitlàn, sits the bungalow. Near enough to the main road and the village, but far enough to be relaxing and peaceful. The bungalow is a mere 75m off the road on a public path. Situated amongst coffee and various fruiting trees, on its own fenced-in garden, the house ovelooks the lake. You can enjoy your morning coffee in the bedroom, or on the patio watching the sunrise over the lake. The living room and kitchen are cool and comfortable during the day; the patio is a geat place to hang-out in the hammock, or relax in the comfotable patio furniture (locally made). The house is spacious yet cozy. The property with it's own pivate entrance is secluded, yet easily accessible. Besides coffee, there are avocado, and citrus trees in the garden strewn with raspbery and blackberry bushes. There is a small patch sewn with lemon-grass, basil, oregano, mint, sage, & thyme. Nearby towns of San Juan, San Pedro and San Marcos are easily accessible by boat or moto-taxi ('tuk-tuk'). The region offers fantastic hiking opportunities and guides can be arranged. Guest AccessThe house has its own fenced-in grounds which are at your disposal to enjoy. Interaction with GuestsWe live on an adjoining property to the north of the guest house and are available to offer any assistence in making your stay more enjoyable. The NeighborhoodWe are located in a quiet sub-urban area on the southeast of town; 100m walk fom the first corner of the town 'proper'. There is private (gated) parking 50m up the road at a nearby hotel/restaurant. Shops are 125m up the road. Getting AroundMoto-taxis are plentiful in San Pablo, and San Marcos or San Juan are only a few km away. Though the only parking we can offer is on the road, there is a private parking lot 50 yards up the road that offers spaces at $3.00/day. The lake is easily accessed by continuing down the path from the house some 300-350m walk. Other Things to NoteWe own a small bakery and pizzaria with a brick oven. We can offer our guests freshly baked bread and 'wood-fired' pizzas. We grow and roast our own organic coffee which we also have available fo sale.
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    The SpaceCasa Dulce Lago is an expansive waterfront and view home and is located on a gated property in San Marcos la Laguna that gives you security and privacy. It is one of the most luxuiois and beautiful houses in San Marcos and is a homage to the Amazing Guatemalan art and craft. The lush garden path with exotic flowers leads you to the impressive house located on the waters edge of Lake Atitlan. The house was thoughtfully designed to allow the view from every room. Open floor plan home features an expansive kitchen, oversized dining room table, living room, plenty of seating, library sitting area with garden view, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with showers. The huge Master en Suite with a glass windows facing the lake, sleeps 2 comfortably with queen-sized bed and private bath with tub and shower. This 250 sqm home sleeps 6 comfortably with plenty of room for everyone to have their own space to relax. All the hand crafted furniture, combined with the wooden floors, high wooden ceiling and the beauty of the lake make this house a sanctuary of beauty and tranquility. Guest AccessVery EASY! We're in the center of town next to the football field. If you arrive by boat, lancha, you ask: Where is the football field? Donde es el campo del fotbal? By the far end of the football field, next to Hotel Dragon, you'll see the sign: Casa Dulce. If you came by car you just have to ask the driver to stop at the Church Eglesia, and from there go straight down to the football field. In both cases you can call Tomas and he'll wait for you either on the dock or by the eglesia. (phone number hidden) Interaction with GuestsProperty manager located in San Marcos. Nelson Boyette is the sweetest huge heart man that will welcome you with his great smile. Tomas, the guardian, is there 24/7 to answer your wishes and Paulina, the cleaning woman will be there whenever you need a cleaning, washing or cocking. 2$ per hour! The NeighborhoodSan Marcos is the place to connect spiritually, mentally and physically. San Marcos is paradise and the house is magical. Ths Japanese restaurant just across the football fild and the only neighbour hotel El Dragon offering delicious food, poll and ping pong tables, and a hot tab only add to the joy of the house.. All restaurants and massage places are within 5 minutes walk but still the house is very private and very quiet. (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundWe are in the center of town so if you want to hike you just go to the church and make a decision if you turn right in the direction of Tzununa, left in the direction of San Pablo. San Juan, an artistict place, or San Pedro, the "big towm". you can take e tuk tuk to any of these Mayan villages. You can also take a boat to these and other villeges on the lake. you can do horse riding' kayaking, all sorts of Yoga, Meditation, cacao ceremonies, massages, acupuncture in town. I recommend the Holistic Cottage where Katherine with her magical hands and profound soul helped me a lot. Other Things to NoteThe house is an homage to Guatemalan art and craftsmanship. Except from a big rug brought from Egypt, all the paintings are Guatemalan. All furniture has been hand-carved by Guatemalan artists and are simply unique. This is really a sweet house. Enjoy!
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    The SpaceWe have built our adobe house, Casa Paquim, three years ago. The idea to transform the land of the ground into our house, it seemed fantastic ... We designed the house. We have created a comfortable kitchen and we have integrated it with dining room and living room. We always liked to have a unique space where people can interact with each other without the division of a wall. In the living room, the carpet, handmade by artisans of Totonicapàn, pillows made with agave fiber, produced by the elders of the village, the chair made from a carpinter with our design, the sofa built with adobe and the fireplace, create a warm and relaxing ambient where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the lake and its volcanoes from the large window. The kitchen from the dining room is divided from the workbench, where there are also the stove. From the dining room you go to the bedroom, that is very spacious with a large window overlooking the garden and the lake, with a bright and comfortable en suite. For guests we thought another bathroom, accessible from the living room. The house is very bright, has lots of windows, realized on our design, by a local carpenter with lots of experience, with a very durable wood, typical of Guatemala, called "Bolador." Outside the house there is a patio and a large garden with an amzing view of Lake Atitlan and its magnificent volcanoes. The guardian of the house, Don Ambrocio, takes care of gardens, pick fruit and check the house. In case of need you can ask him to help you, if it can will assist you with pleasure, is a very gentleman. Perfect for a couple or a family with children who are interested in learning about the culture of the inhabitants of the small village Maya Kakchiquel, San Marcos la Laguna. The house, in fact, is ubicated in the barrio I of the village, about 10 minute walk from the central square. The way forward is steep and tiring, but walking the path is like living in the past, women with their traditional clothes, handmade with backloom, brightly colored with large baskets in head carrying firewood, fruits, cloths, old men with big leaves of agave from which they will extract the fiber and they will produce ropes, children running around and popping from everywhere. However, if you prefer, , there is also the option of taking a taxi tuc-tuc that for less than $ 2 you can takes you up on the barrio I, close to the house. In the Barrio I there are fews shops who sell candels, sugar, corn, soap, beer and some other food products. Also every day womens sell on the street of the barrio fruits and vegetables with her beautiful baskets. On the main square of the village there is a shop where you can find wine, chees, chocolate and other particular. Fews restaurant, the majority vegetarian, are ubicated on the main hotel of San Marcos and I reccomend you also the "Comedor la Marquencita" de Dona Susy ubicated on the main square of the village where you can find delicious vegetarian dishes or with meat for just 4 $. At the hotel "la Paz", down in the village, every day is possible to partecipate of Yoga Classes realized down an amazing palapa with professional teacher that spoke english also. If you like massage and you want receive one you have a big choise. Is a perfect place to learn the basic method of different kind of massage(Swedesh, reflexology, head and neck...). At "La Cambalcha", up in the little hill, close to the main square, is a social project that want trasmit Art to the local young people . You can visit the project and if you are interesting is possible to assist on dance classes, recreational activities, theatre classes. Is an amazing experience that I recommend to those who really want to get closer to this vast, interesting culture, living a slow life in harmony with nature and return to live in the (URL HIDDEN) a beautiful place where dreams became reality! p.s.If you are interesting we can organize you, for an extra cost, the trip with a private shuttle, from the international airport of Guatemala City (around $ 120- 150) or from your hotel in Antigua (around $ 100-130) or an other guatemalan city. The shuttle's company is enabled for tourist transport.
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    The SpaceWI FI, 1 King-size bedroom upstairs, queen in kitchen lounge area . Sleeps 3 to 4, two hammocks,spectacular panoramic views of the lake and volcanoes, kitchen with fridge,two top stove,basic cooking facilities . We have a Restaurant and bar on the lake. The Casa Suena is on the lake very near to our swimming dock great for swimming, the public boats stop every 20 min, it also has access to the road to Tzununá, San Marcos, San Pedro, and other villages. This makes it a very convenient place to stay to explore the lake! The Casa Suena has an additional patio garden area with deck chairs hammocks and a large flat area. Perfect for yoga! WIFI, Tropical gardens,spectacular views. Directly on the lake . Guest AccessThe Private dock where you can swim and enjoy our swimming area Kayaks, Tubes,Bar Restaurant, Hammocks,Tropical gardens. Public boat stops here every 20 min. easy access to all villages on the lake. Interaction with GuestsWe see our guests when they come to our restuarant ,bar for meals and also in the day to day running of Maya Moon Lodge The NeighborhoodThe Lake Atilan is spectacular,amazing views,friendly people, safe, sunsets and moonrises . Tzununa has a waterfall and hikes. We have many villages all with there own unique characteristics. we have a beautiful tropical garden with numerous birds. Spectacular views, great swimming. Getting AroundVery convenient public boats on our private dock,Also tuc tuc are easy to catch. We have road and lake access. The public boats stop at pur private dock every 20 minutes, We have tuc tucs regularly going to San Marcos. Other Things to NoteOur internet access code is bigwig123 We prefer smoking outside the rooms We have restaurant and bar. Opening times breakfast 8 to 10am Mon to Sun Private shuttle can pick you up from the airport and bring you directly here cost $120. Public shuttle $25 certain times check (website hidden) Easiet way to get here is to go to Panajachel and catch a public lancha going to San Marcos ,we are just after Tzununa tell the captain Maya Moon ,we are BEFORE San Marcos. Check in 2 Check out 11.30am You can leave your bags in the restaurant and enjoy our facilities ,swim etc before or after those times. Thank you MML Lake Information San Marcos Holistic, yoga centered town, small shops and restaurants. Holistic treatments and Massage. Holistic Cottage with Catherine, in San Marcos ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Better to pass and write your name down that day for an appointment. On opposite pathway to main pathway. Near old dock. Cathy Byers next to The Pyramids offer many holistic services, again pass by for an appointment. East West Centr(URL HIDDEN)Marta or Suzi are very good. On the main walkway going down to the public boat dock. Hospedaje Del Lago - Yoga every day 7:30 and 9 am. Right before town of san marcos on the left. Moonfish- great burritos! Walk straight through town, on the right side of road before big hill, closed Mondays Circles - Good coffee and Cafe Il Jardin - Vegetarian Restaurant. Last boat back to Maya Moon Lodge from San Marcos at 5:40 pm No ATM. San Juan Small artistic village, traditional mayan art galleries, women's weaving/tapestry co-ops, natural plant medicines & soaps, etc. Beautiful church, charming indigenous village, not many tourists Has a Bank ATM machine at Banrural. Artesano - wine and cheese restaurant Monday to Friday 12-4pm. Need to call to make reservations (the day before) or much earlier, reservation only. 15q boat ride.From San Juan you then take a 10q tuktuk to San Pedro, or 15 minute walk. Last boat from San Pedro leaves at 5.30 pm San Pedro Lots of bars and restaraunts, jewelry stands, good street mercado for fruits, veggies and paca. Walk up the hill to the top of the cathedral for amazing view of town, good pictures, usually give local man 10q to let you in. Tienda Joanna’s- basic groceries. Have huge health food store for imported, holistic products. Idea Connection- great sandwiches, vegetarian options, croissants can get movies put on your device or usb stick for 5q Sunday BBQ by Smokin Joes from 12 pm. At La Piscina. Tell a tuk tuk driver he will take you there. 5q Santiago Biggest town on the lake, different view and feel, huge central square and mercado, lots of shoe stores Home of Maximon - local idol/deity… he moves houses, local men offer to take you there, 20 to 30 minute tuk tuk ride, bring alcohol/cigarettes to pay respects. Can get to Cerro de Oro from here, easy day hike Posada de Santiago - Hotel with swimming pool and lunch walk in availability To get there - take boat to San Pedro for 20q, then walk 20 minutes or take tuk tuk to Santiago dock. Boats leave from there every hour, usually 15 past the hour, costs 25q *keep in mind the last boat leaves san pedro at 5.30 pm, so need to leave enough time to get to that dock, otherwise there are direct boats from santiago to pana (30-35q) and boats from pana to maya moon leave later, 6 and 7:30pm Tzununa Our village, 5 minute walk to the right out of Lodge door at the top of the property, down the hill, local small indigenous, very small tiendas, very traditional. Bamboo Hotel and Restaurant part of Atitlan Organics - Permaculture farm, gives free tours Fridays at 10am (URL HIDDEN) Tzununa Waterfall - 1 hour hike. We have guides available, please ask at reception. Jaibalito Small local village, traditional. Hans or Posada Jaibalito - Comedor style, Good cheap food, German dishes. Club Ven Aca -jacuzzi, pool,bar and food, Good day hang out.On the Lake. Great hike from here to Jaibalito - walk into Tzununa, take 1st right after football field, follow road, it turns into dirt path, only forks once - keep left up the hill. 1 to 1 and a 1/2 hour hike. Can also take boat back for 10q Can also continue to hike over to Santa Cruz, additional 45 minutes. Santa Cruz Hotels with good restaurants on the water. La Iguana Perdida Offers diving. Cecap cafe. (URL HIDDEN) Good restaurant run to train local in catering. The town itself is up a huge hill and has a beautiful church. Can rent kayaks and tours from here. Panajachel Central tourist hub, great shopping for whatever you need/want,lots of restaurants,banks, moneygram, western union, post office, atm, place to catch shuttles and chicken buses. Panajachel high street is a very good alternative if no time to go to Chichicastenango market. Abracadabra Unique gift shop. On the high street towards the lake on the left hand side. Butterfly Nature Reserve - 40q monkeys and butterflies, Two different ziplining options for additional fees, to get to take a tuk tuk from Panajachel. Hotel Atitlan - Go for lunch has rose gardens and parrots, 40q to get in but taken from lunch bill, take a tuk tuk from Panajachel Santa Catarina. Very small local village, need to take camion (pick up truck) from Pana for 5-8q. Jump in the up camion in front of La Dispensa Familiar. Turn right on Calle Principal towards the bridge. Turn right at top of Calle Santander to join Calle Pricipal. San Antonio Carry on past Santa Catarina in camion, costs another 3-5q Weaving factory you can tour, known for beautiful hand crafted and painted ceramics. Women dress in stunning blue hupils and women wear hair in colorful wraps. San Antonio access only from roadno public boats,if you want to take a boat have to hire private boat that leaves from the Santiago dock in Pana ChiChicastenango Huge market Thursdays and Sundays, we can book a shuttle service that leaves Pana at 8 am and then leaves chichi at 2pm, round trip costs $12 Can also take chicken buses, need to go to Solola and change there for chichi, takes 11/2-2 hours to get to If you don't have all day can go to Solola for smaller market than Chichicastenango but still impressive - take chicken bus from pana, 20 minute trip 5q
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    The SpaceGecko Rooms offer economical shared accommodation on Lake Atitlan, great views, tropical gardens, swimming, private dock where the public boats stop, very convenient and central for exploring the rest of the lake. Both road and lake access. Maya Moon Lodge has a restaurant,bar and is great for swimming, We have free kayaks and tubes Please contact us as the calender is in correct to make a reservation .Thank you Guest AccessFree Wi Fi, pure drinking water, use of kayak and tubes. Restaurant and Bar with full menu. Interaction with GuestsMaya Moon Lodge is a friendly, relaxed place to stay. We enjoy a lot of interaction with the guests in the day-to-day running of the Lodge. The restaurant and bar are lake front and boast spectacular views. The NeighborhoodImagen Lake Atitlán (Lago de Atitlán) is a large endothermic lake (one that does not flow to the sea) in the Guatemalan Highlands. While Atitlán is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America, its bottom has not been completely sounded. Estimates of its maximum depth range up to 340 meters. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanoes on its southern flank. Lake Atitlán's further characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people. The lake is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed in an eruption 84,000 years ago. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and Aldous Huxley famously wrote of it: "Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing." The lake basin supports extensive coffee growth and a variety of farm crops, most notably corn. Other significant agricultural products include onions, beans, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, chile verde, strawberries, avocados and pitaya fruit. The lake itself is rich in animal life which provides a significant food source for the largely indigenous population. Tzununa is a friendly, safe village. Getting AroundPublic transport is very easy from Maya Moon Lodge, which is centrally located at Lake Atitlàn. Public ferry boats stop at our private dock every 20 minutes and tuc tucs are available at a moments notice for road travel. Other Things to NoteLake Atitlàn is a clean and great spot to swim and float on tubes while admiring the lake's five volcanoes.
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    The SpaceLakeside private wooden cabana ,en-suite private bathroom, outside patio area. Two hammocks,large balcony, queen bed, Spectacular Moon and Sunrises over the (website hidden) and Bar.Tropical gardens, free kayaks and tubes. Hot water shower,Free drinking water. Guest AccessSwimming area, private dock, kayaks, tubes, easy access to the public boats and all the villages, private dock, 20 walking distance from San Marcos. Restaurant and bar on the lake, beach area. Interaction with GuestsWe see the guests in the day to day running of the lodge. The NeighborhoodThe great walks ,views and (email hidden)n Marcos village is 20 min walk ,Tzununa 10 min.Tzununa has hikes, waterfall ,Spectacular views.We are on the lake, clean swimming water .Private sunbathing pier. Tzununa means hummingbird in the local language. Getting AroundVery convenient public transport ,The public boats stop at our private pier every 20 min in both directions .The perfect place to explore the Lake,We have road and Lake access.Also Tuc Tucs will pick you up and take you to other villages. From Panajachel catch a public boat going to San Marcos, Maya Moon Lodge is just after Tzununa. Tell the boat driver Maya Moon he will drop you at our private pier.We can also call private boat or car taxis. Other Things to NoteWe offer breakfast from 7.30 to 10am Mon to Sun Evening meal is available from 6pm to 8pm We offer organic and local produce, pizzas,burgers and vegetarian food.We grow vegetables and fruit on our land.
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    The SpaceThe Second level of the Gecko Rooms has spectacular views, we call it: The Eagle" private room, it shares the bathroom (URL HIDDEN) is amazing. Hammock, large balcony, 1 king size bed, 3 single beds. or 5 single beds.Budget accommodation right on the lake,perfect for one or two couples, family or a group of friends (Can make 5 single beds on request) The Gecko shared room with 5 beds is on the first floor, which you have to walk through to get to the shared bathroom and hot water shower. Towels supplied. The Eagle is our budget private room with shared bathroom. Many people are blown away with the views, the large balcony and spacious room, and do not seem to mind about sharing the bathroom. Guest AccessWi Fi Tubes, Kayak, Drinking water, Hot Shower, Restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pier, Lake and Boat access. Interaction with GuestsWe can help with booking shuttles and any questions about activities and places to go to around the Lake. The NeighborhoodOur listing is unique due to being right on the lake and easy access from our private dock, the public boats stop every 20 minutes in both directions. We are ideally situated to explore the lake, or take a walk or tuk tuk to San Marcos or Tzununa. Beautiful waterfull in Tzununa. Hike to Santa Cruz or Jaibalito. We have two kayaks, 9 tubes.Great for swimming off our private dock or just float on our tubes with a beer. Getting AroundWe have pulic boats passing every 20 minutes in both direction, tuk tuks are also a great way to get around.
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    • Wifi
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    The Space"Casa Julia" is suitable for those who are looking for more of a retreat, and want to relax privately and enjoy the cultural attractions of the Lake region. It's a cozy home more than a hotel. Care, love and tranquility are emanating from this place. The house is located in San Marcos La Laguna. A tiny village in the highlands of Guatemala. 3,000 indigenous Mayans and about 100 expatriates from around the world are living here. The house is 10-15 min. walk from the center of San Marcos, and 5 min. walk to the nearest lake shore. The breathtaking view from the Villa is beyond words. You have to experience it to really get it. The view and feeling of being "above" the rest of the world is worth the hike up to the house. The path you have to climb is a steep stone staircase with 130 steps. Do not underestimate this climb. If you have walking disabilities it is not recommended to rent it. If you are ready for this climb, do not worry about your luggage; A guardian will wait for you at the entrance on the road and carry your luggage up. For an extra tip the guardian will also buy your grocery during your stay. There is a brand-new deluxe Jacuzzi, large enough for four people, with 20 hydrotherapy jets, crystal clear water filtrated with UV-technology, and rainbow LED-colors at night. Soaking while stargazing, overlooking the lake, volcanoes and the valley is just a crazy treat ! There are two new orthopedic kingsize beds, and 3 single beds. The King bed in the guest room can be made into two single beds. The guest room area does not have to interfere with the Main House if you are two couples. The three single beds are placed in the Living room ( the circular lounge ) with a fireplace in the middle ( see photo section ) Guest AccessGuest have access to the whole property. There will be a 24/7 guardian service. The guardian works as a gardener in the daytime and sleeps in the bodega behind the house at night. Interaction with GuestsWhen you arrive the owner or the manager will give you an introduction to the house and the area in general. We can also help you arranging a private shuttle from the Airport etc. You are alone on the property when you book this listing. Only the guardian/gardener will be around. The NeighborhoodSAN MARCOS LA LAGUNA is one of the most popular villages to visit around the lake and for foreigners to live in. It is known as the holistic centre of Lake Atitlán, possibly Guatemala! Here you can find a multitude of alternative therapy centers, massage therapist, as well as meditation and yoga centers. People come from all over the world to get treatments here and attend courses. It also boasts a wonderful array of restaurants, bars and cafes offering good food and company. Local bars and restaurants are a 10-15 minute walk away and there are lots of activities around the area to fill your days, including kayaks, swimming, bird watching, hiking, village tours and local markets. Alternatively, you can sit back, put your feet up, and read a book! Like everywhere in Guatemala, noise is unpredictable! Festivals and religious celebrations can mean fireworks, processions and marimba music but generally the town is a relaxed place that goes to bed early and rises early. The beauty of Lake Atitlán cannot be overstated. San Marcos La Laguna is magical, with incredible things happening behind every doorway. The perfect place to stay, and then visit other towns via boat. Each of the towns around this lake is characterized by their own individual vibe. Some are more party-oriented, some touristy, others more deeply ingrained in the cultural aspect of the indigenous peoples (nice vibrant clothing), another one is full of more shops/groceries and had a busy feel to it. In Panajachel you will find everything you need for grocery and market shopping along with banks and ATMs. Imported products, dry goods, fruit and veggies are also available in San Marcos except for the ATM's. Just a 15 min boat-ride away is San Pedro, where there are equally a large number of good restaurants & cafes and markets. Banks and ATMs too. Tuc Tucs are very convenient for getting around and over to the neighbor villages Tzununa or San Pablo or even San Pedro if you wish. For short rides they charge you 5 Q per person. For longer/or with heavy luggage they charge you 10 Q. per person. And from San Marcos to San Pedro they’ll charge you between 40 and 50 Q. You can probably negotiate a group price. Getting AroundIn general boats (lancha's) and tuc tucs are the main transportation easily accessible. Tourist shuttles run daily to a variety of key destinations in the country and private mini vans can be arranged easily. Parking is available in town. There is a road going through the village and to the neighbor village, Tzununa, where you can go by car. You reach the stone path up to Casa Julia from that road, just 2 min by car from the center of San Marcos. Note! Casa Julia has no private parking area. Other Things to NoteHOT WATER It’s an eco-friendly and environment friendly house and shower runs on solar power. On cloudy days in a row, the water is not as hot as on days when we have lots of sun. The sunny dry mornings would make for a super hot shower. STAIRS The stairs to the house are long and steep but worth it if you are happy to only mission to town once or twice a day. Remember to bring a flashlight at night. Stairs can be slippery in the rainy season. In Guatemala, many places become slippery -- especially in outdoor areas. Also, in my description of the house, I specify that there are 130 steps so visitors understand it's not easy to pop in and out of the house throughout the day. It takes more time to walk the steps, but it is part of the adventure of staying in a house tucked away on the mountain! If your goal is to pop in and out of the house throughout the day, a hotel or house in a central area is probably more appropriate. This house is set up to be removed, so renters can rest and relax away from the hustle and bustle. PRICING I have low season prices and high season prices. If you request now for a booking in the high season the price will change. WEATHER Lake Atitlán really has the perfect weather with no need for air conditioning or heating. The dry (and high) season is from November to April and the wet season is from May to October, when it rains mostly in the afternoons and evenings. The elevation of this area is 1565 metres. It is usually far warmer than what the weather forecasts says. It is hot, but not humid, every day from November to January. It feels like temperature is in the late 20sºC during the day— you can wear a summer dress or shorts and sandals without being cold. The mornings and nights are cooler - you’ll need a jumper and long trousers. In the afternoons it can get windy, so swims and boat trips are best in the morning when the lake is calmer.
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    The SpaceSpectacular views. hammock, tranquil atmosphere, two bedrooms with one shared en suite bathroom. Large balcony with hammock, tropical garden. Good Wi Fi. Restaurant and Bar, Swimming pier, kayak, tubes, yoga and masseur on site. Guest AccessLake access, Swimming,Free kayaks, new tubes with drink holders perfect for floating on the lake.Restaurant & Bar,many Vegetarian , vegan and gluten free options, also meat. Private dock, Wi Fi through out the lodge. Boats stop every 20 min at our private dock, easy to travel around the lake. Road to walk to other villages.Free drinking water. Interaction with GuestsWe see our guests in the daily running of Maya Moon Lodge The NeighborhoodWe have private lake & road access. Central to visiting all the small villages on the lake. Great hikes nearby, Tzununa waterfalls. Holistic centre of San Marcos just a 20 min walk or 5 min boat ride from our private dock. Great to swim, kayak or tube on the Lake. Lakeside restaurant & bar. Tropical garden. Spectacular sun & moonrises over the 5 volcanoes. Getting AroundEasy access with public boat or raod access ,Tuc Tuc are used here too. Other Things to NoteWe have a lakeside restaurant and bar,kayaks,tubes,great for swimming , small basic gym, yoga on site.
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    The SpaceCheck for special discounts and monthly rates. Just ask Francesca for details. Enjoy the spectacular views and tranquility of this 3 bedroom, lake-front home. See the photos and video to understand! Nicknamed 'El Castillo' or 'The Castle'. Relax like royalty in this large, 3 bedroom, triple-terraced home with royal-style panoramic views of dormant volcanic mountains. See the photos and video to understand! Nicknamed 'El Castillo' or 'The Castle', this beautiful lake-front property is situated in a quiet cove with a king's view of mountains, lake, villages and volcanoes, just around the corner from the main bay of San Marcos. The location offers quick access to some of the best swimming, diving, fishing, a myriad of boating activities, hiking, trail running, or more relaxing activities like yoga, meditation, healing spas, or your best massage ever. The property is very private without being isolated, with a private meditation area, and nearby access to a nature trail along with breathtaking views from every room, including from the Jacuzzi on the ground level terrace. The caretaker/guardian, Nicolas and his wife Rosa, are always discreetly present to assist - to take you by row boat to San Marcos, to arrange for a private boat (lancha) trip to one or more of the indigenous villages that ring the lake, to prepare the fireplace, or even run an errand into San Marcos. NEW: We have just finished landscaping the side yard into a grassed and shaded meditation and reading terrace that overlooks the lake and the villages of San Pedro La Laguna and San Juan La Laguna. The tranquility is magnificent. The lake and water sports, hiking, visits to Maya villages around the lake for shopping and dining, along with the new private meditation garden. Tours of other highland towns and historic Maya sites can also be arranged, just ask our managers. Not at all, but our caretaker family lives right next door to meet all our guests needs including making meals, arranging transportation, provide 24-7 security and so on. Our Managers, based in Pana can help you with transport and anything that perhaps Nicolas, the guardian, cannot. The tranquility is fabulous because the bay is very private, but at the same time, all of the attractions of the lake region are within easy reach by boat or tuk-tuk taxi . Yes - boat taxis and tuk-tuk. Some guests prefer to drive to San Marcos and use their own cars to get around. Public boats/lanchas ply back and forth along the North shore from 6 am - 5 pm, approx. every 20-30 mins. Pets are not allowed and request that guests smoke out of doors. The nearby town of San Marcos La Laguna has many excellent restaurants and stores where fresh and packaged foods can be purchased directly or via our caretaker. PLEASE NOTE: If your party includes additional guests over the two covered by our nightly rate, any children who are 13 or over at the time of the stay will be charged at the adult rate for additional guests. This is $20pp per night. Children 12 and under will not be charged. Guest AccessEasiest access to the house is by water taxi (launcha) from Panajachel to our private family dock in front of the house. Longer access via a mountain road from the Pan American Highway road into San Marcos is also available. There is no parking next to the house but we can arrange a secure parking lot for your automobile. Please ask for more details if you have a mobility problem. Guests can use all parts of the home, patios, gardens, dock and lake side trails. Restaurants, spas, watering holes and shopping are nearby. Interaction with GuestsOur 24/7 Guardian/Caretaker, Nicolas, lives on the property with his wife Rosa and daughter (Johanna 6 years) and her pet dog and "Richard" the squirrel. They are very discrete and right there if you need them for anything. There are also our English/Spanish speaking managers living in Panajachel (Francesca) who can help with more general information and special arrangements if you need any. The NeighborhoodFor visitors seeking a low pressure environment beyond the hubbub of "tourist traps", San Marcos is one of the most relaxed villages to visit around the lake and for foreigners to live in. It is known as the holistic centre of Lake Atitlan, possibly Guatemala! Here you can find a multitude of alternative therapy centers, massage therapist, as well as meditation and yoga centers. People come from all over the world to get treatments here and attend courses. It also boasts a wonderful array of restaurants, lounges and cafes offering good food and company. San Marcos is mainly accessed by public taxi boats (lanchas) that connect villages around the lake every 20 mins from 6am-5pm. It is about a 30-45 minute ride to Panajachel, the commercial and transport hub of Lake Atitlan and probably where you will first arrive. From Pana we will arrange for you to take a boat to get to San Marcos. There is a road to San Marcos from the north and parking in town for your car. The road is mountainous and provides wonderful views of the lake. In Pana or in San Pedro you will find everything you need for grocery and market shopping along with banks and ATMs. No ATM's or banks are available in San Marcos but it does have dry good stores and fresh fruit and veggy sellers and quality restaurants. Just a 15 min boat-ride away is San Pedro, where there are also a large number of good restaurants / cafes, art, places to shop and cultural opportunities. Getting AroundWhile most people use inexpensive boat-taxis to get from village to village, Tuk-Tuk taxis are very convenient for getting around and over to Tzununa or San Pablo, San Juan or San Pedro if you desire. Many of our guests enjoy walking and hiking. You can also hire Nicholas, our site manager, to take you in our private boat to and from San Marcos and other villages at this end of the lake. Other Things to NoteOur home is a very special place to retreat and relax yet is within easy each of all villages and activities around the lake and in the Solola region. Right on the water, our dock and three decks offer swimming and sun bathing. PLEASE NOTE: If your party includes additional guests over the two covered by our nightly rate, any children who are 13 or over at the time of the stay will be charged at the adult rate for additional guests. This is $20pp per night. Children 12 and under will not be charged.
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    The SpaceDISCLAIMER: The cabin is minimum 10-minute walk uphill from the closest point for motorized vehicles. DISCLAIMER: There is no electricity at El Jocotel. As of now, it is a place for people who want to enjoy the rustic simplicity and take in the environment around them. Charging electronics is possible in the village below. Please note El Jocotel is for guests who appreciate a secluded, beautiful mountain location. It is a tough climb and a bit rugged. Please consider this carefully. The tent is a new Vango Shelter Box camping tent. It is a round tent over 4 meters across, about 15 feet. There are two nice matresses lying on the tent floor fully outfitted with clean sheets and blankets and pillows. The outhouse, shared with cabin guests, may be highlight of the place. More than ever before, one can poo with a view. The state of the art, odor-free composting toilet is a pleasant one minute walk from the tent. Peeing anywhere is fine. DISCLAIMER - The tent is a minimum 10-minute walk uphill from the closest point of motorized travel. The house is a 25-minute walk uphill El Jocotel is a minimum 10-minute walk uphill from the furthest tuk-tuk point. You must walk uphill. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the tent and a flattened porch space adjacent. You can also have your run of the property, which is almost completely covered in coffee trees, but also includes some other climable trees. The cabin has a kitchen, and kitchen sharing will deterined on a guest-by-guest basis. Groups are also welcome to rent out both the cabin and the tent. Please see our other listing. Interaction with GuestsInteraction with guests is minimal. A staff member may be on the property working on the land. Someone may come around to clean up the room for long term guests or sweep the porch. There are also some animals associated with the place including two dogs, a cat, and chickens. Guests are not responsible for animal care. I am available to answer questions and help with arrangements for travel, market runs for groceries, help carrying items up the hill and laundry. If I'm out of the area, I work with a friendly local family and they can be visited for assistance with most things. The NeighborhoodTzununa is a simple, less developed, fairly poor Lake Atitlan village. It is an incredibly beautiful and magnificently impressive valley rife with rivers and waterfalls. There is amazing hiking right from the backyard of the cabin. The mountains are full of coffee, bananas, avocados, matasanas, jocotes, oranges, limes, guayavas and much more food. The village is safe and the people are humble and friendly. Getting AroundPublic Lancha(boat) carries passengers to other lakeside villages and runs every 20 minutes in both directions. Tuk-tuks take visitors to San Marcos and beyond.
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    The SpaceWarm tones of pine offset by vibrant Guatemalan textures and colors make the indoor space comfortable and inviting. The natural laja stone-- easy to live with, covers the floor area of the entire living space inside and the outer patio/corridor. Two separate rooms offer the option of serving as one home, or can be divided into 2 separate living spaces, each with its own entrance for friends/family who might simultaneously like to share their daily life yet maintain their privacy. In the bedroom, a matrimonial size bed, suitable for 1 or 2 people, is a cozy nook with reading light, delicious for lounging, reading, resting, and meditating. Shutters and door open to breezes, streams of light, and beauty. There is a hanging closet for your wardrobe, and a hand-made lockable cupboard for clothing and valuables. A second room provides a cozy living/sitting area, an attractive work corner, and a fabulous hand-made sofa/bed for a second or third guest if required (extra charge for 3rd guest.) This is a great space for personal time or for an intimate gathering with a few friends. Outside, a generous corridor patio-terrace has infinite possibilities, from fine dining under the starlit night to exercising, entertaining, swinging in the hammock and being with the rain. It remains shady in the heat of the day, and is always comfortable. The lawn and gardens are super user-friendly for play and gathering, for night-time around the fire, for holding ceremony, adaptable to your lifestyle. The living space opens onto the corridor, leading past a semi-indoor shower and wash area with sink, storage, and shelving. Next door opens to the self-contained, equipped kitchen, with fridge, stove, ample and healthy cookware and utensils, and an eco water filter. An outdoor pila can be accessed through the window of the kitchen for rinsing water. The kitchen is equipped with high stool chairs for eating at the wooden counter or for use in preparing food in a relaxed manner. Continuing outside and past the kitchen, the corridor winds around to the pila and toilet area. The house is accessible by road on 4 cuerdas (close to an acre) of land that stretch up the mountain and afford awesome vistas from so many vantage points; the mountain mother rises up on the north with sheer power and beauty; to the south, the Lago and volcanoes reflect the shifting light shows from dawn to dusk. In the night, the city lights of San Pedro dance across the waters. The neighbour on the east is the magical energy of the Sacred Mayan Site, a mighty rock that is visible through the eastern windows. This is a holy site, mostly unused (by humans), but the occasional host for Mayan fire ceremonies. On the west, our neighbour is a tract of undeveloped land, as well as a couple of rustic homes visible or audible in the distance from time to time. There are several gardens with herbs, planted veggies, fruit trees and flowers, inviting the loving hands of any avid gardener, depending on the length of your stay. The tree population includes 2 fruit-bearing avocado trees, as well as banana, fig, jocote, cactus, and papaya trees; other trees grace the landscape with white, yellow or purple flowers depending on the time of year. This beautiful, magical, and versatile space is a home to be with oneself, or to share with others. It is ideal as a creative retreat, as a getaway to a place of beauty, culture and diversity, or as a home base for anyone participating in one of the world-renowned courses and opportunities in our vibrant town of San Marcos. I invite you to experience the tranquility, inspiration, and beauty that I have been graced with in this remarkable place. Guest AccessYou can have exclusive or shared possession of the entire hacienda living space. Please enjoy the company of gardens maintained by a competent and most respectful guardien who will administer to your needs. Discover the awesome lookouts on your own mountainside. I recommend weekly cleaning by the wife of the guardien, who knows the home very well and does a beautiful job in maintaining it in good standing. She can provide excellent tortillas upon order, and hand-washing for your laundry. Internet access is assured for any guest renting for more than 2 weeks and likely even for a shorter period. Interaction with GuestsDuring your stay, I will likely be in my home in Canada on Gabriola Island, but can be reached through (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or the internet. My neighbour across the way can meet, greet and settle you in, give you some tips, and get you started on your dream vacation here at Gaia Maya, Lago d'Atitlan. The NeighborhoodThis neighbourhood is bursting with life and opportunity. We are located halfway from San Marcos to Tzunana, a lovely walk in either direction, an ideal run for joggers in the spectacular scenery. Our mountainside sky space is filled with an exuberant soundscape, from the fabulous variety of birds, to the celebratory sounds of the pueblos wafting across the water. Sometimes in the still magic of the night, I feel that I can hear the shimmering voices of sparkling stars. Wonderful offerings abound in San Marcos, a 12-15 minute walk from our gate... Yoga classes, workshops and trainings, massage therapies, permaculture courses, a world class Tai Chi Center, Cacao ceremonies, great cafes and restaurants, live music and jams, volunteer opportunities in community projects, weaving and art opportunities, day trips and visits to local towns, hikes, and walks, easy access to some of our favourite daily food products (even kombucha and bliss balls!) and deliveries of coco and fruit arranged to your door... whatever you are seeking, you are sure to find it here in this international hub. Getting AroundOur tereno has direct road access. Tuktuks (3- wheeled motorized vehicles) are reasonable and abundantly available. Drivers are eager to be called at anytime to take you wherever and whenever you want to go. Both San Marcos and Tzunana have docks for the launchas (public motor boat transportation around the Lago) where getting on and off even in the wavy, windy weather is manageable. The launcha is often a meeting place for all kinds of interesting people. A great mode of travel, it offers a feast for the eyes as it skims past gardens, shoreline homes, and the striking impact of the ring of volcanoes that encircle the lake. Other Things to NoteThe biodiversity and charm of this natural environment includes a variety of life forms, which may delight us, or... Don't be surprised to see tiny ants, and occasionally some a little larger, wander in. I diligently keep them under control by maintaining cleanliness and mainly keeping food and dishes out of the living areas. Sprinkling diatomaceous earth in their path also discourages them effectively. The hacienda is above the road, with ample privacy, separated by its elevation and ever-growing vegetation. One can hear life flowing by, giving a deep sense of the culture here. The nocturnal orchestra is most soul-stirring, with sounds of lapping waves, crickets, and breezes that sing through the leaves, soothing the landscape.
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    The SpaceThis beautiful one bedroom house is located between the two Mayan villages San Marcos and Tzununa. Pasaj-cap is known for it´s stunning lake views, nature & tranquility. It´s a 15 min. walk or 7 min. tuk -tuk drive to San Marcos la Laguna. The house (approx. 50 m2) has a lounge with comfortable large sofas and fully equipped kitchen. A bedroom has a queen size bed, big wardrobe and a safe deposit box. The bathroom has a hot gas shower and a bathtub. There is a balcony and a big and very private hangout area with seats and hammock under an old avocado tree......and of course it offers one of the best views on lake Atitilan. Included services: - drinking water - WI-Fi additional services: - laundry - cleaning service - sauna PS: Pasaj-cap is still a very natural area and all kinds of animals are around and sometimes also inside the house. If you cant deal at all with spiders & insects this might not be your place. Guest AccessPrivate access. Interaction with GuestsI live about 100 meter away from the guest house. The NeighborhoodPasajcap (Kaqchikel for - sweet from inside) is a quite and natural area close to San Marcos town with probably the best view at lake and volcanoes. Getting AroundWalking, tuk-tuk, car, boat.
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    The SpaceThe Bungalow is part of "Casa Julia" which is located in San Marcos - a tiny village in the highlands of Guatemala. 3,000 indigenous Mayans and about 100 expatriates from around the world are living in our town. Casa Julia is located 10-15 min. walk from the center of San Marcos, and 5 min. walk to the nearest lake shore. The breathtaking view from the Villa is beyond words. You have to experience it to really get it. The view and feeling of being "above" the rest of the world is worth the hike up to the house. The path you have to climb is a steep stone staircase with 130 steps. Do not underestimate this climb. If you have walking disabilities it is not recommended to rent it. If you are ready for this climb, do not worry about your luggage; A guardian will wait for you at the entrance on the road and carry your luggage up. There are one brand new orthopedic kingsize bed in the Bungalow which can be made into two single beds. The Bungalow is connected to the main house with a pink tunnel. It has it's own private entrance, out door furniture and access to the lawn in front of it. During your stay other renters might be staying in the Main House. If you want total privacy you can rent the whole property: Go to listing "Mountain Villa & Bungalow with Hydrotherapy Spa" The room is as pictured in the images, including extra touches like fairy lights and outdoor table for morning tea or afternoon drinks! The bathroom has amazing views and an outdoor feel - it is separate to the bungalow too, joined by a short passage - the pink tunnel. Good to know: There's a new, circular Deluxe Jacuzzi, large enough for four people, with 20 hydrotherapy jets, crystal clear water filtrated with UV-technology, and rainbow LED-colors at night. Amazing place to sit while stargazing and overlooking the lake, volcanoes and the valley - just a crazy treat ! Acces to JACUZZI - it is shared with the owner of the house or maybe other renters. It should not be used more than 1-2 hours a day unless you arrange otherwise with the host. Ask guardian to show you how to remove cover carefully, and read the Manual before use. Treat Jacuzzi with care and respect, and do always cover it when not in use to save energy. Guest AccessThe kitchenette is very basic but it has everything you need for cooking. Its equipped, and with 6 burners stove, fridge, purified water, and traditional Guatemalan outdoor sink. The kitchen is behind the house - not part of the Bungalow. There is a day and night guardian service. The guardian sleeps in a room next to the kitchen at night. The white porch in front of the Main House is reserved for the people renting the Main House. It is not part of the Bungalow-listing. If you want to rent the Main House go to "Stunning Mountain House with Jacuzzi" Interaction with GuestsWhen you arrive you will be introduced to the house (and the area in general) by the owner or a manager. We can also help you with arranging private shuttles from the Airport etc. for an additional cost. The NeighborhoodSAN MARCOS LA LAGUNA is one of the most popular villages to visit around the lake and for foreigners to live in. It is known as the holistic centre of Lake Atitlán, possibly Guatemala! Here you can find a multitude of alternative therapy centers, massage therapist, as well as meditation and yoga centers. People come from all over the world to get treatments here and attend courses. It also boasts a wonderful array of restaurants, bars and cafes offering good food and company. Local bars and restaurants are a 10-15 minute walk away and there are lots of activities around the area to fill your days, including kayaks, swimming, bird watching, hiking, village tours and local markets. Alternatively, you can sit back, put your feet up, and read a book! Like everywhere in Guatemala, noise is unpredictable! Festivals and religious celebrations can mean fireworks, processions and marimba music but generally the town is a relaxed place that goes to bed early and rises early. The beauty of Lake Atitlán cannot be overstated. San Marcos La Laguna is magical, with incredible things happening behind every doorway. The perfect place to stay, and then visit other towns via boat. Each of the towns around this lake is characterized by their own individual vibe. Some are more party-oriented, some touristy, others more deeply ingrained in the cultural aspect of the indigenous peoples (nice vibrant clothing), another one is full of more shops/groceries and had a busy feel to it. In Panajachel you will find everything you need for grocery and market shopping along with banks and ATMs. Imported products, dry goods, fruit and veggies are also available in San Marcos except for the ATM's. Just a 15 min boat-ride away is San Pedro, where there are equally a large number of good restaurants & cafes and markets. Banks and ATMs too. Tuc Tucs are very convenient for getting around and over to the neighbor villages Tzununa or San Pablo or even San Pedro if you wish. For short rides they charge you 5 Q per person. For longer/or with heavy luggage they charge you 10 Q. per person. And from San Marcos to San Pedro they’ll charge you between 40 and 50 Q. You can probably negotiate a group price. Getting AroundIn general boats (lancha's) and tuc tucs are the main transportation easily accessible. Tourist shuttles run daily to a variety of key destinations in the country and private mini vans can be arranged easily. Parking is available in town. There is a road going through the village and to the neighbor village, Tzununa, where you can go by car. You reach the stone path up to my house from that road, just 2 min by car from the center of San Marcos. Note! Casa Julia has no private parking area. Other Things to NoteHOT WATER It’s an eco-friendly and environment friendly house and shower runs on solar power. On cloudy days in a row, the water is not as hot as on days when we have lots of sun. The sunny dry mornings would make for a super hot shower. STAIRS The stairs to the house are long and steep but worth it if you are happy to only mission to town once or twice a day. Remember to bring a flashlight at night. Stairs can be slippery in the rainy season. In Guatemala, many places become slippery -- especially in outdoor areas. Also, in my description of the house, I specify that there are 130 steps so visitors understand it's not easy to pop in and out of the house throughout the day. It takes more time to walk the steps, but it is part of the adventure of staying in a house tucked away on the mountain! If your goal is to pop in and out of the house throughout the day, a hotel or house in a central area is probably more appropriate. This house is set up to be removed, so renters can rest and relax away from the hustle and bustle. PRICING I have low season prices and high season prices. If you request now for a booking in the high season the price will change. WEATHER Lake Atitlán really has the perfect weather with no need for air conditioning or heating. The dry (and high) season is from November to April and the wet season is from May to October, when it rains mostly in the afternoons and evenings. The elevation of this area is 1565 metres. It is usually far warmer than what the weather forecasts says. It is hot, but not humid, every day from November to January. It feels like temperature is in the late 20sºC during the day— you can ware a summer dress or shorts and sandals without being cold. The mornings and nights are cooler—you’ll need a jumper and long trousers. In the afternoons it can get windy, so swims and boat trips are best in the morning when the lake is calmer.
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    The SpaceThe luxury of generosity and abundance mingles harmoniously with the eco-minded hospitality. Organic, locally-sourced foods, family recipes and fresh flavors of the seasons inspire the breakfast menu, which includes local, organic coffee, fruit. Free-range eggs are always on the cooked-to-order breakfast menu as well as our homemade bread or corn tortillas with beans. Cappuccino, herbal tea or wine selection, BBQ and much more...... Relaxing massages or private yoga by certified therapists at your terrace or yoga/meditation classes 400m from your front door. Optional romantic dinner upon previous reservation can be prepare and serve on your terrace with candles. Our extra services and evening meals (except bfast ) are NOT incl.in the price. Bfast is served from 8-10 am. Guest AccessGuests have access to our entire garden and private dock with sitting, sunbathing, and swimming area. There is free wi-fi and the use of a kayak. We have a many books in different languages, board games, and more than 500 movies--if you bring your computer & USB, we are happy to share. High quality bed linens and towels,soaps, shampoo are included.Use of large lounge terrace with direct access to the lake, cleaning service and fresh fluffy towels, complimentary drinking water and daily fresh flowers Laundry, tourist guide, private boat, taxi service available. A large courtyard, surrounded with more than 600 trees and flowers , is another opportunity to take in the romantic, tranquil atmosphere. Interaction with GuestsBased on their needs :) Happy to suggest/arrange guide, private boat, shuttle or recommend hotel in Antigua. The NeighborhoodQuiet and relaxing surrounding, no neighbors around :) but everything ( grocery shopping, restaurants,and rather noisy village life )is within walking distance of exactly 1 mile 15-20- min walk , accessible also by boat ( 4 min.ride) or motor tuk-tuk taxi Getting AroundHow to get to the house? The shortest and easy way it's to arrive to Panajachel and take public boat towards San Marcos. There are 3 public stops on your way: Santa Cruz, Jaiblaito,Tzununa, once you are in Tzununa village you HAVE to tell the boatmen to stop at CASA ROSADA , our main pink house, right on the water, 3 min.drive from Tzununa , on your right side, it's a private dock and if you miss it you will end up in San Marcos, in that case, you wait 20 min.for another boat opposite direction and try again, it's 3 min.boat ride only for Tzununa or San Marcos, so get ready. The price from Panajachel with luggages should be Q25 per person, from San Marcos Q5 p.p. The lake's 8 villages are easily accessible by the public boat that runs every 30 minutes in both direction. Explore secluded bays, rugged cliffs, and charming villages with restaurants serving a wide variety of food, and colorful local markets. There is also private/tourist shuttle bus service connecting with other towns in the region and beyond. There are 3 shuttle buses daily to Antigua and Guatemala City. The bus leaves from San Marcos or Panajachel (a 30 min.boat ride from the home's private dock.) There are many tuk-tuk mototaxis around the lake, dropping you anywhere you wish to go . Both Guatemala City and Antigua have rental car companies. If you rent a car, we recommend one with GPS since not many roads has clear or non directions. If your cell phone has no roaming, the best option is to buy an inexpensive local cellphone with SIM card and credit that costs less than $20. Journey distance / times are as follows: From Guatemala Airport - Panajachel 111km / 3,5h From Antigua - Panajachel - 77km / 2,5h There is free parking in our property. Getting around the lake is very easy:by public boat which stops at our private dock and runs every 30 min.in both direction,by public pick up car or tuk-tuk mototaxi or just walk. You can arrive by private or public boat, we are happy to arrange it for you from Panajachel as well as previous public or private shuttle bus from the airport or Antigua. By car from the city, on 148 km on PanAmerican highway you take direction towards Santa Clara, San Pablo, San Marcos. From San Marcos you drive towards the village of Tzununa( the road ends here) and after 1600 m on your right you will find our gate and park your car :) GPS is helpful but it's not working all the way since lack of signal. Driving can be difficult in rainy season. Please contact us if you wish to arrive by car to update on the road conditions. We even have a heliport on our property, the flight from Guatemala City takes 30min. Other Things to NoteMax. Stay 3 nights. Bfast for 3 nights and 2 adults are included the price. If you wish to stay with us longer than 3 nights, you are we'llcome to have our bfast for extra charge. DInner available with previous reservation. We suggest to our guests arriving to Guatemala City Airport to book a morning flight (before 12noon), to ensure a comfortable arrival to our property, as the shuttle direct to Panajachel takes approximately 3 hours, and the ultimate public boat leaving from Panajachel to our home at 19:30hrs, and if there are any road traffic delays, then guests would not arrive until nighttime, if taking an afternoon flight. Also, we suggest that our guests book, late afternoon departure flights from Guatemala City, due to the transportation times, to ensure that guests don't feel the need to rush their stay at the lake.
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    The SpaceThis long standing rustic cabin has been one of the very first buildings in upper Pasaj-cap. Located between the two Mayan villages San Marcos and Tzununa. Pasaj-cap is known for it´s stunning lake views, nature & tranquility. It´s a 15 min. walk or 7 min. tuc tuc drive to San Marcos la Laguna. Now remodeled and extended it still keeps it simple charms. The private location and incredible view on beautiful lake Atitlan make it a unique experience. It has a private outside area, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, hot gas shower, high quality queen-size bed, save-deposit box, and a outside eco-toilet. But may be the photos will explain best...... PS: Pasaj-cap is still a very natural area and all kinds of animals are around and sometimes also inside the cabin. If you cant deal at all with spiders & insects this might not be your place. Interaction with GuestsMy house is on the same property. The NeighborhoodPasaj-cap (Kaqchikel for - sweet from inside) quite and natural area close to San Marcos town with probably the best view at lake and volcanoes.
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    The Space"Casa Julia" is suitable for those who are looking for more of a retreat, and want to relax privately and enjoy the cultural attractions of the Lake region. It's a cozy home more than a hotel. Care and love are emanating from this house. The house is located in San Marcos La Laguna. A tiny village in the highlands of Guatemala. 3,000 indigenous Mayans and about 100 expatriates from around the world are living here. The house is 10-15 min. walk from the center of San Marcos, and 5 min. walk to the nearest lake shore. The breathtaking view from the Villa is beyond words. You have to experience it to really get it. The view and feeling of being "above" the rest of the world is worth the hike up to the house. The path you have to climb is a steep stone staircase with 130 steps. Do not underestimate this climb. If you have walking disabilities it is not recommended to rent it. If you are ready for this climb, do not worry about your luggage; A guardian will wait for you at the entrance on the road and carry your luggage up. The good news is that there's a brand-new deluxe Jacuzzi, large enough for four people, with 20 hydrotherapy jets, crystal clear water filtrated with UV-technology, and rainbow LED-colors at night. To sit in the Jacuzzi while stargazing and overlooking the lake, volcanoes and the valley is just a crazy treat ! The JACUZZI is shared with the owner of the house or maybe other renters. The acces includes 1 - 2 hours a day unless you make special arrangements with the host. It is also possible to arrange an exclusive 24/7 acces to the jacuzzi for an extra charge. There are one brand new orthopedic kingsize bed (in the master bedroom), and 3 single beds in the Living room. Note! There's only one bathroom in this listing; The bathroom is connected to the Master bedroom, so if you are 2-3 people sleeping in the Living room you'll have to go through the Master bedroom for access to Bathroom. During your stay other renters might be staying in the Bungalow. The Bungalow area does not interfere with the Main House area and the Jacuzzi is reserved for this listing (you might be sharing the Jacuzzi access with the owner unless special arrangements are agreed on - please inquire) If you want total privacy you can rent the whole property: go to listing "Mountain Villa & Bungalow with Hydrotherapy Spa" Guest AccessThere will be a 24/7 guardian service. The guardian works as a gardener in the daytime and sleeps in the "Casita" behind the house at night. Included services: Jacuzzi (acces shared with owner) drinking water wifi gas Additional services: cleaning services Extra wood for the fireplace Jacuzzi (an exclusively-for-you, totally private, unlimited acces please ask for special arrangements cost) Interaction with GuestsWhen you arrive the owner or a manager will give you an introduction to the house and the area in general. We can also help you with arranging private shuttles from the Airport etc. for an additional cost. The interaction with the owner depends on if she's around or what you feel like. The NeighborhoodSAN MARCOS LA LAGUNA is one of the most popular villages to visit around the lake and for foreigners to live in. It is known as the holistic centre of Lake Atitlán, possibly Guatemala! Here you can find a multitude of alternative therapy centers, massage therapist, as well as meditation and yoga centers. People come from all over the world to get treatments here and attend courses. It also boasts a wonderful array of restaurants, bars and cafes offering good food and company. Local bars and restaurants are a 10-15 minute walk away and there are lots of activities around the area to fill your days, including kayaks, swimming, bird watching, hiking, village tours and local markets. Alternatively, you can sit back, put your feet up, and read a book! Like everywhere in Guatemala, noise is unpredictable! Festivals and religious celebrations can mean fireworks, processions and marimba music but generally the town is a relaxed place that goes to bed early and rises early. The beauty of Lake Atitlán cannot be overstated. San Marcos La Laguna is magical, with incredible things happening behind every doorway. The perfect place to stay, and then visit other towns via boat. Each of the towns around this lake is characterized by their own individual vibe. Some are more party-oriented, some touristy, others more deeply ingrained in the cultural aspect of the indigenous peoples (nice vibrant clothing), another one is full of more shops/groceries and had a busy feel to it. In Panajachel you will find everything you need for grocery and market shopping along with banks and ATMs. Imported products, dry goods, fruit and veggies are also available in San Marcos except for the ATM's. Just a 15 min boat-ride away is San Pedro, where there are equally a large number of good restaurants & cafes and markets. Banks and ATMs too. Tuc Tucs are very convenient for getting around and over to the neighbor villages Tzununa or San Pablo or even San Pedro if you wish. For short rides they charge you 5 Q per person. For longer/or with heavy luggage they charge you 10 Q. per person. And from San Marcos to San Pedro they’ll charge you between 40 and 50 Q. You can probably negotiate a group price. Getting AroundIn general boats (lancha's) and tuc tucs are the main transportation easily accessible. Tourist shuttles run daily to a variety of key destinations in the country and private mini vans can be arranged easily. Parking is available in town. There is a road going through the village and to the neighbor village, Tzununa, where you can go by car. You reach the stone path up to my house from that road, just 2 min by car from the center of San Marcos. Note! Casa Julia does not have a private parking area. Other Things to NoteHOT WATER It’s an eco-friendly and environment friendly house and shower runs on solar power. On cloudy days in a row, the water is not as hot as on days when we have lots of sun. The sunny dry mornings would make for a super hot shower. STAIRS The stairs to the house are long and steep but worth it if you are happy to only mission to town once or twice a day. Remember to bring a flashlight at night. Stairs can be slippery in the rainy season. In Guatemala, many places become slippery -- especially in outdoor areas. Also, in my description of the house, I specify that there are 130 steps so visitors understand it's not easy to pop in and out of the house throughout the day. It takes more time to walk the steps, but it is part of the adventure of staying in a house tucked away on the mountain! If your goal is to pop in and out of the house throughout the day, a hotel or house in a central area is probably more appropriate. This house is set up to be removed, so renters can rest and relax away from the hustle and bustle. PRICING I have low season prices and high season prices. If you request now for a booking in the high season the price will change. WEATHER Lake Atitlán really has the perfect weather with no need for air conditioning or heating. The dry (and high) season is from November to April and the wet season is from May to October, when it rains mostly in the afternoons and evenings. The elevation of this area is 1565 metres. It is usually far warmer than what the weather forecasts says. It is hot, but not humid, every day from November to January. It feels like temperature is in the late 20sºC during the day— you can ware a summer dress or shorts and sandals without being cold. The mornings and nights are cooler—you’ll need a jumper and long trousers. In the afternoons it can get windy, so swims and boat trips are best in the morning when the lake is calmer.
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    The SpaceLocated on the shore of the lake Atitlán an house designed by an architect specialized on eco building and decorated by a pro. On a 3000 square meter orchard planted mainly with lemon and orange trees. Looking toward South with an incredible view on 5 volcanoes. A terrasse under roof with an amazing view. A large living room with its cheminea. Fully furnished kitchen. 3 rooms each with its independant terrasse. 3 bathrooms, one wit a big bathtub. Sauna and outdoor shower. Barbecue area. private dock. Hammocks... A perfect place to recover energy hiking, kayaking or cycling around. Morning swims down the lake are a unique experience. Meeting with the Maya Kacqchikel communities around are always fascinating. , At 1 km from the wordly famous village of San Marcos La Laguna known for its yoga schools, meditation centers and alternative medecines clinics. As well as its small restaurants and its new age atmosphere. Vistas de Pasajcap organize on your request private painting and yoga classe at the spot. We have also good connections with incredible coffe plantations if you want a coffee tour and we also offer guiding you to climb the volcanoes. 30 minutes from Panajachel by public boat (every 20' between 6 am and 7 pm). One hour from Quetzaltenango (buses and shuttles ). Possibility to pick you up at Guatemala city Airport or in La Antigua. The main risk is that you won't want to leave. Visit our website: (URL HIDDEN) or meet us on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Vistas de Pasajcap
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      The SpaceEco rustic tree house/cabin. Sustainably built using local and natural materials. All wood sourced from sustainable plantations. Large open spaces to relax in, two terraces and amazing garden full of fresh food! Guest AccessHot water shower, bath and kitchen. Kitchenis fully equipped with Vitamix, Kitchen Aid and food processor and all the extras for food lovers. Good phone service on the property and WIFI available also. Daily cleaning service offered between 10-11am each day. Interaction with GuestsThe house is available when the owners are away from Guatemala, or working at their yoga and Permaculture Retreat in San Marcos, The Yoga Forest up the mountain valley of San Marcos, so assistance is always close by if needed. You can access the house easily using the lock boxes at the gate and front door without having to meet anyone for keys. Access codes will be emailed once your booking is confirmed. The NeighborhoodSan Marcos la Laguna is a quiet tranquil place that receives eco-spiritual tourism. A place to reflect and rejuvenate the soul. The Bamboo Palace is next door to Escuela Caracol and La Cambalacha Proyecto Cultural. We are a 10 minute walk to the lake and on the path into the mountains on the way the The Yoga Forest. Getting AroundYou only need your legs in San Marcos, it is a small towm and convenient to walk everywhere. To visit other towns on the lake we either go by lancha (little ferry boat) or tuk-tuk. From Guatemala city, take a private or collective shuttle (US$25) to San Marcos la Laguna. We can arrange a private shuttle for you with our trusted drivers if you wish for Q800 (US$100). The trip is 3-4 hours. Arriving into town follow the riverbed (dry during the dry season) until you see a stony path leading up into the mountains. Follow the path for 200m until you see Escuela Caracol's gate and a large hexagonal white school building, and then the Bamboo Palace is the next gate up the path on the left. Other Things to NoteWe have a safe in the house for you to place your valuables.
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      The SpaceThis private, secure, and comfortable first level apartment has a small kitchen with stove/oven and refrig, its own covered porch, and a view the Lake Atitlan volcanoes. The short 5 minute walk to town makes it easy for shopping, activities, and restaurants, but far enough for quiet nights. The doors and windows and kitchen for this apartment were hand built by me, having been a cabinetmaker in the states for 25 years. The matrimonial bed is provided with 100% cotton sheets, and the bathroom, with 24 hour hot water from a brass rain shower head, sufficient towels, and complimentary shampoo and soap for stays less than a week. There's also a single bed that serves as another couch during the day and to sleep a third person. Guest AccessThe apartment is located inside a secure walled garden and has wifi internet access and use of the washing machine. There's a wonderful private garden to enjoy and often other guests staying with me in the house, or the other apartment, from all destinations, to chat and exchange information with. We can meet you at the public dock, or at Blind Lemon's Restaurant in the central area of San Marcos to help you with your luggage, or even arrange transportation from the airport in Guatemala City if you like. Interaction with GuestsI've lived in San Marcos for twenty years and know the culture and the people well and can give you many insights and ideas about what to see and do. I play at local festivals, venues through out Guatemala, house concerts in other countries, and at my restaurant Blind Lemon's in San Marcos, as well a my front porch. I enjoy sharing music, ideas, and conversation with my guests. The Neighborhood7 Volcanes is located in the valley above San Marcos. It is easily accessible on an ancient Maya trail that runs through coffee plants, banana plants, avocado trees, and jocote trees, a small fruit bearing tree, prized by the locals. Getting AroundFrom San Marcos, you can catch a boat that will take you to neighboring towns on the lake. Many guests arrive via boat from Panajachel, or come directly in an arranged shuttle from the airport. Other Things to NoteI also give private lessons and group workshops on playing acoustic and slide guitar blues.
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      The SpaceTo reach El Jocotel, one ascends on foot to the upper limits of the village of Tzununa', then continues on a curving path through a canopy of coffee taking you out of your world and into a calm, tranquil garden where you can rest and reflect. Some local friends invited me in. I invited the garden and the dogs and cats and water. The garden invited the hummingbirds and butterflies and now you can take tea with them. The house is a simple, rustic one room log cabin with adjoining outdoor, open kitchen. From the front porch hammock or chairs, a visitor can enjoy the 200 degree panoramic view of Lake Atitlan, four volcanoes, and tremendous valley of Tzununa. The house sits on a fenced-in 1-acre Permaculture coffee, banana and tea herb farm with chickens, dog(s) and cat(s) and worms. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the cabin with it's spacious front porch. Here one can sit in a chair, lie in the hammock or clear the space for spiritual practice. There are two yoga mats. You can also have your run of the property, which is almost completely covered in coffee trees, but also includes some other climbable trees.There is a manual coffee grinder. The kitchen is outfitted with a three burner stove and everything you should need to cook a nice meal. Guests can eat (or work) at the kitchen table which can be used as a versatile workspace. There is no electricity at the cabin. There is no internet. These things are available just below in the village, a five minute walk down the hill. The cabin is about a ten-minute walk uphill from the furthest point of tuk-tuk or car. Interaction with GuestsInteraction with guests is minimal but I am often around and happy to explain how the farm is intended to work as things come together. I can also show you which teas, greens, and herbs are available for harvest to use fresh in the kitchen. A staff member or volunteer may be on the property working with the animals or in the gardens. Someone will come around to clean up and sweep the house. Guests are not responsible for animal care. I am available to answer questions and help with arrangements for local guides, travel, help carrying items up the hill and laundry. If I'm out of the area, I work with a friendly local family and they can be visited for assistance with most things. The NeighborhoodTzununa is a simple, less developed, fairly poor Lake Atitlan village. It is an incredibly beautiful and magnificently impressive valley rife with rivers and waterfalls. There is amazing hiking right from the backyard of the cabin. The mountains are full of coffee, bananas, avocados, matasanas, jocotes, oranges, limes, guayavas and much more food. The village is safe and the people are humble and friendly. Getting AroundDown at the road, tuk-tuks are available for travel to San Marcos and beyond. Tzununa' has a public dock for the lancha, a public boat running every half-hour running between Panajachel and San Pedro stopping at villages and private docks on the north side of Lake Atitlan. These boats stop in the evening and tuk-tuks work later. Other Things to NoteThe most challenging thing about staying up the cabin is bringing in the food, so we take care of this for you. A local person will go to market and stock the house with ingredients for you to prepare in the kitchen. You will arrive with ingredients available: fruit, vegetables, pasta, rice, herbs and spices. Herbs for flavoring and making tea, as well as cooking greens will be available for harvest fresh from the gardens. Market trips are made at least twice every week to restock your supply. Also, you can let us know what types of foods you like or special dietary concerns while communicating ahead of time. The kitchen will have stocked oats, rice, beans, oils, lard, salt, pepper, some spices and common cooking instruments. So far, we have no oven. Specialty items such as nuts, cheese, liquor, pharmacueticals can be added to your market trip a la carte and prices are given on a menu at the house. We will do our best to look for whatever you need. We know where to find most things and we're happy to pick them up for you to make your stay smoother and more enjoyable.
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      The SpaceLarge master bedroom of The Sanctuary with ensuite bathroom has fantastic lake views and huge private terrace. Enjoy solar powered hot showers, queen-size beds, and high standards at this well established retreat space. Extras: sauna, parking, kitchen on request. Also see Sanctuary Private Ensuite 2 & Sanctuary Private Room 3 The Sanctuary Retreat is a unique destination, home to a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year. During the rainy season, the bedrooms are available for independent rental. For more information: (URL HIDDEN) Each bedroom has plenty of space, incredible lake views, comfortable queen size beds, delux sheets and towels, 2 have ensuite bathrooms with solar powered showers and high quality furnishings and access to terraces with stunning views as well as the garden sauna upon request. The house manager will meet you to show you around and answer any questions you may have but otherwise you will have a lot of privacy. It is possible the other bedroom may be in use but each room has its own entrance and is on a different floor with lots of outside space and separate terraces to use. San Marcos is a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlan offering a range of holisitic courses, yoga, meditation and healing therapies, beautiful little cafes and restaurants, incredible hiking, stunning nature and plenty of reasons to kick back, relax and enjoy life. Boats and tuktuks are the main transportation easily accessible and very cheap. Tourist shuttles run daily to a variety of key destinations in the country and private mini vans can be arranged easily. Parking is available at The Sanctuary for an additional fee. Depending on the time of year, use of the large kitchen and living room is possible for an additional $10 per day. Wifi is also available for an additional $5 per person and the new sauna is usable for $5 per person. The is no ATM in San Marcos so bring cash with you. Guest AccessEach bedroom has plenty of space, incredible lake views, comfortable queen size beds, delux sheets and towels, 2 have ensuite bathrooms with solar powered showers and high quality furnishings and access to terraces with stunning views as well as the garden sauna upon request. Interaction with GuestsThe house manager will meet you to show you around and answer any questions you may have but otherwise you will have a lot of privacy. It is possible the other bedroom may be in use but each room has its own entrance and is on a different floor with lots of outside space and separate terraces to use. The NeighborhoodSan Marcos is a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlan offering a range of holisitic courses, yoga, meditation and healing therapies, beautiful little cafes and restaurants, incredible hiking, stunning nature and plenty of reasons to kick back, relax and enjoy life. Getting AroundBoats and tuktuks are the main transportation easily accessible and very cheap. Tourist shuttles run daily to a variety of key destinations in the country and private mini vans can be arranged easily. Parking is available at The Sanctuary for an additional fee. Other Things to NoteDepending on the time of year, use of the large kitchen and living room is possible for an additional $10 per day. Wifi is also available for an additional $5 per person and the new sauna is usable for $5 per person. The is no ATM in San Marcos so bring cash with you.
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      The SpaceFind your slice of paradise at the most beautiful lake in the world in the heart of the Mayan world: Situated minutes from the centre of San Marcos Lake Atitlan with front gate right off the main road, this property has private parking, tropical gardens and plenty of space to ensure all guests can enjoy the beauty of the lake and volcanoes as well as entertain in style. The property also can be rented just as separate ensuite rooms. Look for Sanctuary Retreat Private Ensuite 1 & 2 for availability. The house is split in 2 halves with a courtyard separating the bedrooms from the living room & kitchen. UPSTAIRS A comfortable, bright and spacious bedroom with queen bed and divine ensuite mosaic bathroom, uniquely tiled with domed ceiling and solar-powered shower. The bedroom opens to an ample terrace with breathtaking views of the lake and volcanoes, complete with sun loungers and hammock. A very large covered second terrace "lounge". Designed for group retreats, yoga practice, or just an outdoor lounge and dining area with hammocks. DOWNSTAIRS A second larger bedroom also with an ensuite bathroom and solar-heated power shower with bath is available for larger groups upon request. A large eat-in kitchen with all modern appliances and large 6 ring-burner stove connecting to a spacious living room with dining table to sit up to 8 and a sofa area that can sleep one other person. Everything you need to cater for yourself including a fire place. A third separate guest toilet and sink especially for retreats or workshops is also available. The house is set amidst a tropical garden growing a variety of medicinal plants, herbs, lettuces, berries, bananas and coffee. A new 6-person traditional Mayan temascal/sauna and outdoor shower completes the property so you can retreat under the stars. Guest AccessWifi can be made available on request. Blender, coffee maker, juicer, toaster - a fully stocked kitchen is at your disposable! Hammocks, sun loungers and yoga mats are also available for you to enjoy your stay. Interaction with GuestsIf I am not present, the house manager will be available to greet you, show you around, and give you your keys. Additional support with tours and day adventures can be provided also. The NeighborhoodThe beauty of Lake Atitlan can not be overstated. This town is magical, with incredible things happening behind every doorway, an Egyptian mystery school, a Taoist temple, incredible body workers and opportunities to study all manner of courses from permaculture to organic soap making. There are great little bars and a wide range of restaurants, gorgeous hikes and an eclectic group of foreigners of all ages who have made this home and who make this community such a joy. Like everywhere in Guatemala, noise is unpredictable. Festivals and religious celebrations can mean fireworks, processions and marimba music but generally the town is a relaxed place that goes to bed early and rises early. Getting AroundBoats and tuktuks are the main transport here for getting around the lake. Private shuttles can be arranges and regular tourist shared shuttles leave daily for a variety of destinations in Guatemala. Other Things to NoteThe property is home to a beautiful short-haired cat - Pusscatelli.
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      The SpaceA beautiful & comfortable, bright and spacious bedroom located on the ground floor with large ensuite bathroom featuring solar powered shower/bath and double windows looking out onto a tropical garden and the lake and volcanoes. You will also have access to a HUGE covered terrace originally designed for group retreats, yoga practice, or just an outdoor lounge and dining area with hammocks. Upon request: A large eat-in kitchen with all modern appliances and large 6 ring-burner stove connecting to a large living room with dining table to sit up to 8 and a sofa area that can sleep one other person. Everything you need to cater for yourself. A third separate guest toilet and sink especially for retreats or workshops is also availabale. A small garden growing a variety of medicinal plants, herbs, lettuces, berries, bananas and coffee and a new traditional mayan steam sauna for up to 4 people at one time. A sauna and outdoor shower. Guest AccessLarge upstairs terrace (enough for 18 people to do yoga in) with table and chairs and hammock and a sun lounger to fully soak on the richness of the amazing view! Each bedroom has plenty of space, incredible lake views, comfortable queen size beds, delux sheets and towels, ensuite bathrooms with solar powered showers and high quality furnishings and access to terraces with stunning views as well as the garden sauna upon request. Interaction with GuestsThe house manager will meet you to show you around and answer any questions you may have but otherwise you will have a lot of privacy. It is possible the other bedroom may be in use but each room has its own entrance and is on a different floor with lots of outside space and separate terraces to use. The NeighborhoodSan Marcos is a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlan offering a range of holisitic courses, yoga, meditation and healing therapies, beautiful little cafes and restaurants, incredible hiking, stunning nature and plenty of reasons to kick back, relax and enjoy life. Check out the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) San Marcos community page to find out what is happening when you plan to visit! Getting AroundBoats and tuktuks are the main transportation easily accessible and very cheap. Tourist shuttles run daily to a variety of key destinations in the country and private mini vans can be arranged easily. Parking is available at The Sanctuary for an additional fee. A private shuttle to and from the airport for approx $100USD for the 4 hour journey can be arranged. Other Things to NoteDepending on the time of year, use of the large kitchen and living room is possible for an additional $10 per day. Wifi is also available for an additional $5 per person and the new sauna is usable for $5 per person. The is no ATM in San Marcos so bring cash with you.
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