Casa Palopo, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
The Casa Palopó has 12 suites in the main building and three suites in the villa on offer that are individually decorated, each with its own terrace and different artwork from Guatemalan artists. They are spacious with lovely furnishings. It is situated about 4 km (2.4 miles) from Panajachel and is a fantastic place to relax after visiting the area, taking in the views from the main hotel terrace.
The hotel is situated on a hill and there are about 160 steps down to the pier. There are two swimming pools, a small gym and a spa available, including a massage room. The hotel restaurant serves up delicious, fresh dishes that are made predominantly with locally sourced produce. Please note check-in time is 4 pm but the hotel will do its best to give you your room as soon as it is able. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Travel across the calm waters of Lake Atitlan by boat to the lively village of Santiago de Atitlan. Here you can explore the fascinating Catholic church and haggle for a bargain at the bustling market.
Explore the colourful fruit, vegetable, craft and textile stalls at this famous market. This excursion allows you to explore Chichicastenango Market at your own pace with the advantage of your own driver to take you there and back to your hotel at the end of the day.
Explore the historic town of San Juan Comalapa and its bustling market, where local traders sell everything from fruit and flowers to beautiful tapestries and paintings. Your guide will take you to see the other highlights throughout the town including museums, local art galleries and excellent bakeries to sample the much-loved roscas.
Embark on a challenging hike through patchwork fields and beautiful cloudforest to the top of San Pedro volcano. Enjoy a delicious lunch near the summit whilst gazing out across Lake Atitlan and the towering peaks of the surrounding mountains.
Begin your exploration of Lake Atitlan by taking the kayaks to paddle through Santiago Bay where you pass by the local Tzutujil Maya people working in the fields, washing clothes and fishing from their unique wooden boats.