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Lake Atitlan and villages: Villa Santa Catarina

Villa Santa Catarina

The secluded Villa Santa Catarina is 4km from the tourist resort town of Panajachel, in the small village of Santa Catarina Polopó overlooking the lake. It has been constructed in an attractive colonial style and the setting is very peaceful. While not special in itself, it is a good choice if you long for a quiet retreat with few other tourists.

At the heart of the hotel is a small landscaped garden with a medium-sized swimming pool surrounded by loungers and a well-kept lawn. The grounds are overlooked by an open-air terrace restaurant and bar.

The simple but spacious rooms are set on two floors, with terrace or balcony, and most have views over the lake and volcanoes.

Activities including boating, fishing, windsurfing, waterskiing and tours to other lakeside indigenous villages can be arranged from the hotel, and there are hot springs within walking distance.

Things to do nearby

Mountain Bike around Lake Atitlán

Mountain bike around Lake Atitlan

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Go kayaking on Lake Atitlan


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Fish with local fishermen on Lake Atitlan

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What our experts say

The village is about 4km from Panajachel on a good paved road that skirts the lake. Panajachel is the largest settlement on the lake, and is where you will find ATMs, places to eat, shops, bars etc. It is also where most of the scheduled ferries to other villages run from.

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