New favorite hotel near Panajachel
Posted Dec 15, 2014
We travelled to San Buenaventura for a quick weekend get-a-way with the kids and had a surprisingly great time here! The two level suites were great, with wonderful views of the lake, fireplace, extra ponchos for the cold, good beds, fully equipped kitchen, great private terrace with carbon grill. The pool area is really nice, well kept gardens. Breakfast was a bit on the expensive side, but good, we had some delicious honey crepes. Hotel staff was scarce at night when we arrived buy took good care of us and even recommended a very friendly Tuk Tuk driver so we could go to Panajachel for dinner (short 5 min ride). Hotel is on the road before getting to downtown Panajachel so driving or Tuk Tuk rental is a must, walking to and from city to hotel might be dangerous at night. But on the upside, hotel it is so much more quiet and relaxing, with nice beach access to Lake Atitlan, than other hotels we've visited in Panajachel.
Highly recommend two restaurants, Circus Bar in Panajachel and a 30-min boat ride to San Pedro to go have blue corn pancakes at Posada de Santiago Hotel y Restaurante. Walking across from hotel entrance is the Atitlan Nature Reserve with interesting activities like zip lines, wooded trails, hanging bridges and a Butterfly Preservation project.