Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve in Soloa, Guatemala
The eruption of green tourism is most evident at Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve, located in a lush region of Guatamala. Built from volcanic stone and textured adobe and palms, this eco-chic retreat is nestled along placid shores in Lake Atitlan National Park and features just seven intimate suites. Each guest abode has an indigenous feel with roomy beds crafted from chunky woods, warm hues that cling to walls, and ornate chandeliers suspended from overhead. Woven textiles and rustic touches complete the eclectic tapestry. Not only can you enjoy a massage and a warm Jacuzzi, but the resort also offers enrichment opportunities such as Spanish lessons and water sports.
Zotz, the intimate restaurant housed on-premises, features outstanding lakeside views with a menu of regional favorites to be enjoyed by candlelight. On chilly evenings a cozy ambiance is ignited by the massive fireplace crafted from river stone and jasper. The sultry Lava Bar oozes with character, and offers a selection of fine wines, beer and spirits including a signature cocktail mixture made with white rum. The zen-like spa is designed to relax and rejuvenate, or you can choose to be more adventurous with activities such as cliff jumping. Enjoy an invigorating swim in the plunge pool or admire the abundance of flora belonging to this incredible region. Mayan highlands conceal a labyrinth of hiking trails where you may stumble across some long-lost artifact. Inhale the fresh air in this remote part of the world, or try to spot some mojarra from the shore, a fish native to the surrounding lake. Life proves to be naturally good at Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve.
Location of Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
Nearest Airport: AQB
Amenities for Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
- General Information
- 80 Guest Rooms
- Room Service
- Organic Cuisine
- Afternoon Tea
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- Outdoor Whirlpool
- Sun Deck
- In-Room Amenities
- Marble Bathrooms
- Luxury Linens
- Individually Designed Rooms
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Nature Walks
- Rock Climbing
- Bird Watching
- Language Classes
- Nature Reserve
- Active & Adventure
- Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
- Lodges & Ranches
- Pack For A Purpose
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
My boyfriend and I saw a great price on Gilt, thought the grounds looked amazing and booked with out even looking at reviews or researching Lake Atitlan, or Guatemala for that matter. I saw some reviews that definitely made me worried, but we left beyond satisfied and definitely looking forward to another stay. If you're looking for a gorgeous, romantic, effortless and relaxed stay and willing to pay, this is perfection. ($250-300USD/night) The staff is extremely accommodating, the rooms are clean and gorgeous, the grounds are tucked away in it's own little area, and the restaurant (yes more expensive than others on Lake Atitlan) is spectacular. If you're a backpacker looking for a cheap stay, this isn't for you. It's on the more expensive side, but cheap if you're a world traveler who likes to stay in more boutique style hotels. (Yes there was a spider, but if you've ever traveled to an exotic destination, SE Asia... you're in nature, and nature will find a way in!) We paid the hotel $145 USD for a private shuttle to pick us up from Guatemala City. On the way back we opted for a water taxi 15Q and a private shuttle through Atitrans $100usd. The hotel is only accessible by boat (if you don't like bumpy boats this may not be the destination for you), but there are water taxis passing by every 20 minutes or so, you just wave one down and head to your destination. Lake Atitlan is very sleepy and the last water taxi leaves Panajachel at 7pm, San Pedro at 5pm. The hotel was wonderful at helping us book private boats for our early morning hikes and tours. I really only have 2 negatives... everyone who deals with tourists speak English pretty fluently, one of our tour guides had to speak with our desk, and was surprised that a first class hotel didn't have anyone who spoke English. In reality, my boyfriend and I needed to refresh our Spanish skills... but would have been helpful. Second, the website says no children under 12, originally we were planning a trip with our 10 y/o daughter who is pretty chill, so we planned a trip to Mexico with her instead and this was our romantic trip. When we arrived found there were 2 young children staying at the hotel (who were pretty loud, but they're young) Again, it's a pretty sleepy place so not many activities or much to entertain young kids and definitely more relaxed. Overall, I loved it and cannot speak highly enough. Every room, every inch is a picturesque. Thank you!!!
Rosa B - Chicago, Illinois
I was so excited to originally use this hotel. I had been emailing their "manager" David prior to my arrival, when he helped me book tours and transport. Everything seemed to be okay until myself and two friends showed up. We immediately could tell that there was no one in charge of operating the hotel and the manager David did not even surface for the first 2 days of the 7 nights we were there. As customers who were staying such a long period of time and spending a ridiculous amount on their (overpriced) tours we expected to at least be greeted by SOMEBODY. We eventually tracked down who this David was when certain problems came up with pricing. I noticed after our arrival that David overcharged me for transport and omitted a ton of information regarding tour options. We booked a shaman and san juan tour and the hotel charged us almost 300USD. We told them we didn't want to spend such a huge amount and they insisted that was a fair price. When we went on that tour we realized we could have just taken the public boat there for $2 a person and all of the attractions in san juan were free, with the exception of the shaman. The price was mainly for the boat transfer. David was extremely rude and had an attitude with us the whole trip. He always forced one of the waiters Benjamin (who was so kind and helpful) to speak with us instead. I had to personally track him down on numerous occasions. He also pretended not to speak English and then when we went on our bird watching tour and did NOT tell us the price we paid did not include admission costs to the park, he got on the phone with me and spoke perfect English...all of a sudden. Overall all three of us were extremely let down by this resort. Don't let the pretty website fool you. The place is in desperate need of an owners presence or manager who can deal with these issues. We will make sure none of our friends or family visit
sam444442017 - New York City, New York
Unbelief stay. We had a wonderful time. So relaxing and the food excellent. The hike up the volcano in the back to relaxing hammocks was one the most special days. The rooms have spectacular views. I would highly recommend this hotel - and ask David for anything you need. The staff was great.
kate s - New York City, New York
This place is truly breath taking. the view you have in your room and on the dock are so nice that you think its fake. The staff were super friendly and the rooms are extremely beautiful. It has a hot tub outside and a pool next to the lake.
mzein037 - Ottawa, Canada
If you're looking for the best views and superior service while visiting Lake Atitlan, then this is the place to be. Enjoy an infinity pool, jacuzzi, amazing rooms, and some of the greatest fine cuisine in Guatemala, all in one place!