The Hotel Atitlan is among the finest hotels in all of Guatemala. It is a luxury getaway along the shores of Lake Atitlan outside the town of Panajachel. The views of the Hotel Atitlan include three 10,000 ft. volcanoes – the Toliman, Atitlan and San Pedro – towering above the lake in the southern sky. Travellers can enjoy award winning gardens, fine cuisine, hand carved wooden furniture and gorgeous ceramic tiles. The restaurant has an elegant ambiance serving local and international culinary delights, and their unique bar is adjacent to the restaurant.
The Hotel Atitlan has 60 rooms and all of them enjoy a view of Lake Atitlan. They are tastefully decorated and include a balcony, telephone, hair dryer and television. Cozy and home-like, every room has its very own character. The Hotel Atitlan is an exceptional place for weddings and other functions or banquets. Located 2 miles from the center of Panajachel, the Hotel Atitlan is only a few minutes away from numerous restaurants, crafts- and souvenir markets and interesting nightspots.
Cancellation / Prepayment
Children and extra beds
- Currency exchange
- Free toiletries
- Non-smoking rooms
- Private Bathroom
- Safety Deposit Box
- Seating area
- Swimming Pool
- Tour Desk
- WiFi Internet
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.