Casa Palopo is a 7-bedroom villa terraced into the hillside overlooking Lake Atitlan and three magnificent volcanos. The hotel is located in Santa Catarina Palopo, 7 km from Panajachel. Named for the two Mayan villages nearby, Casa Palopo is the place to be; where days are spent soaking up the sun, relaxing by the pool, reading, creating or exploring the Mayan world that surrounds the region.


3:00 PM


12:00 noon

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

Children and extra beds

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the hotel. Children over 12 years old can stay sharing existing beds and paying fee of extra person.


Pets are not allowed.


  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Currency exchange
  • Gardens
  • Laundry
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking
  • Private Bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Tour Desk
  • WiFi Internet


Heated pool, in room spa (for a fee) and tours (paid).


WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).



Panajachel is located in the Guatemalan highlands and provides incredible views to three volcanoes and Lake Atitlan. The volcanoes, San Pedro, Toliman, and Atitlan set an incredible stage for this town. Panajachel also serves as a gateway to explore the three indigenous villages around Lake Atitlan. Santiago Atitlan, Santa Cararina Palopo and San Antonio Palopo, are all famous for its women weavers and their typical clothes.

During the period of the Spanish conquering Guatemala, the shores of the lake were the scene of the great battle in which the Spanish and their Cakchiquel allies defeated the Tzutuhils. The Spanish set up a church and monastery in Panajachel soon afterward, and used the town as a center for converting the Indians of the region to the Catholic faith. The original façade of the church stills stands, and is one of the gems of the colonial buildings in Guatemala.

Panajachel or Pana as it is called by the locals is a town full of interesting sights, sounds, and smells. The town has numerous hotels and is full of small quality restaurants and interesting nightspots. During the day you can visit the surrounding villages, enjoy the breathtaking views onto the volcanoes that surround the lake or visit Panajachel’s busy market street. It is also one of the best places in Guatemala to shop for souvenirs.

The town itself is small and you can get anywhere within 15 minutes. Tuctuc’s (taxis on 3 wheels) are widely available to take you to nearby attractions. Private boats which take you across the lake and to the Indian villages regularly leave from the pier at the foot of the main street, Calle Santander. There are also larger public ferries but they only go to Santiago Atitlan and San Pedro.

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