Super romantic boutique eco-resort in its own nature reserve
- Six rooms
- Restaurant and bar
- Spa and gym
- Swimming pool
- Yoga pavilion
- Boating, canoeing and kayaking
- Mountain biking
- Rock climbing and rappelling
- Horseback riding
- Surfing and scuba diving
- Yoga and pilates
Secluded amid its very own nature reserve on the northern shoreline of Lake Atitlan, Laguna Lodge delivers a naturally intimate and romantic atmosphere all within your very own private wilderness.
The lodge, which champions sustainability, channels a rustic chic decor with a touch of Mayan decadence. Assembled with rough stone walls, smooth wooden floors, colourful textiles, indigenous antiques and hand-hewn beds, its six spacious suites (600 sq ft) all come with private balconies and spectacular views of the lake too.
The superb location of Laguna right on Atitlan’s shoreline means a myriad and instant outdoor pursuits to cherry pick from. The lodge’s pleasant palm-thatched pavilions that jut out onto the waters are wonderful to relax on, and there is even a network of old Mayan trails through the reserve here to explore.
The spa gives you an extensive list of treatments and the Zotz restaurant specialises in international vegetarian cuisine with a focus on local providence; eggs and organic vegetables are harvested from the hotel gardens, and all the coffee served is grown, harvested and roasted on site.
Leading energy efficiency
Whether it’s the 180 solar panels producing 20 kW of power or the energy-saving fluorescent/low-wattage bulbs and solar garden security lights, Laguna Lodge has a devotion to saving energy. The likes of Wi-Fi and on-site hot water is provided by a solar-powered tower on top of Laguna Nature Reserve. The fireplace is fuelled with naturally fallen brush wood and non-recyclable construction wood, while solar pumps are used for water supply.
Local staff, flora and fauna
The lodge employs 100% indigenous Kaqchikel staff, of which more than 50% are woman, and provide long-term employment with opportunities for personal and professional development in the fields of construction, organic gardening, reserve management, managerial, secretarial, culinary and other services within the lodge. The staff are also educated, receiving information on ecologically sustainable concepts. Native trees are seeded in their nursery and planted on the reserve in wet season, with the planting of trees available to guests and visitors. Laguna Nature Reserve conserves 40 hectares of tropical dry forest with carbon stock of 27.19 tonnes per hectare, with Laguna Lodge protecting over 100 acres of bio-diverse ecosystem which is home to endemic bird species including the endangered belted flycatcher.