Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hotel Reserva Natural Atitlán

Reserva Natural Atitlán

Hotel Reserva Natural Atitlán

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Hotel Reserva Natural Atitlán
Panajachel
Guatemala

Visit the only Hotel / Nature Reserve in the Lake Atitlan basin

Reserva Natural Atitlán

About Us:
Experience the extraordinary spectacle of Lake Atitlán at the only functioning Nature Reserve in the entire lake basin. The cataclysmic origins and long history of human occupation of this natural wonder is explained at the park Visitors Center, located on the grounds of the historic Hacienda de San Buenaventura.

Experience the extraordinary spectacle of Lake Atitlán at the only functioning Nature Reserve in the entire lake basin. The cataclysmic origins and long history of human occupation of this natural wonder is explained at the park Visitors Center, located on the grounds of the historic Hacienda de San Buenaventura.

It's beautiful oak forests, dappled creeks and coffee groves tell their own stories as one walks along shaded nature trails and crosses hanging bridges. Afterwards, a quiet swim in the crystal clear waters at our private beach will leave you totally refreshed and rejuvenated. Finish off your day with a sound nights sleep in one of the beautiful new hotel rooms... and you'll know what a joy life in the Guatemalan Highlands really can be!

For the more adventurous, the campground facilities include bathrooms with hot showers, a restaurant and areas for campfires.

Facilities & Services:
The Nature Reserve has:
• a Visitors Center with information on the natural and social history of the Lake Basin, a restaurant and bathrooms.
• nature trails with signs for self-guided walks.
• an enclosed butterfly preserve with a breeding laboratory including examples of eggs, caterpillars and chrysalis, with information on the importance of butterflies and their relationships with the plants and animals around them.
• a collection of orchids which can be found in the Butterfly Preserve and on the nature trails, with nearly 50 of the more than 900 species native to Guatemala.
• a bird refuge
• marvelous "open" enclosures for monkeys, coatimundi, raccoons and other wildlife, with an observation deck for watching the birds and animals in their natural settings.
• an open air café set in the coffee groves.
• a private beach with clear waters and magnificent views.
• safe camping grounds with services (bathrooms with hot showers).


Reserva Natural AtitlánThe new Hotel at the Reserve has:
• two new rooms of unique architectural design for a maximum of 6 people each.
They are spacious, elegant, and have large decks with views over the lower part of the Nature Reserve.

Rates:
Our rates for single/double room are $55.00 during the week and $65.00 during the weekend (Saturday night).

Adult entrance fees to the Nature Reserve are $ 5.00 and children pay $2.50

Campers pay $14.00 for two days one night at the park. Tents for rent are $4.50 a night per person.

Of Special Note:
As the first and only private park and nature reserve at the lake, the Atitlan Nature Reserve offers its visitors a unique experience and educational perspective on the lake basin, and is absolutely the best place to start your visit. From the butterflies to the monkeys to the enchanting waterfall and bridges, this is a must see for any visitor to the highlands of Guatemala.

How to find us:
From Guatemala City, take the Pan-American Highway C-1, West to the Highlands for approx. 2 hours. Just past Los Encuentros (the turn off to Chichicastenango) about 5 minutes, turn left for approx. 15 minutes to Sololá. Continue approx. 10 minutes to Panajachel.
From “Pana” it’s only 10 minutes away walking - a kilometer or 3/4 of a mile. Take the road to Sololá and after the first climb take a left down the valley of San Buenaventura. Follow the road and signs for 800 meters. You can take a taxi from Panajachel (Q10).




Contact: Reserva Natural Atitlán
* Phone
+502 7762 2565
* Website
www.atitlanreserva.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The email address given on the Hotel Reserva Natural Atitlán website no longer works, making booking from the uk very difficult indeed.

catherine todd said...

Try this link: http://www.atitlan.com/resnat.htm.

Also try calling:
Hotel Reserva Natural Atitlán Telephone 7762-2370, dial 011-502 first if calling from the US. ...
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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.