Casa Palopo

Location: Lake Atitlan | Guatemala

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Casa Palopó is a charming and intimate boutique hotel on a hillside overlooking the shores of Lake Atitlán. Terracotta-tiled floors, fabulous artwork, fireplaces, deep comfy sofas and vases overflowing with arum lilies, coupled with spectacular views, a pretty pool, outstanding food and friendly service, make it a tough place to leave.
Perfect forHoneymooners, couples or groups of friends – anyone ready to be wowed by one of Guatemala’s most stunning views.
In the knowEach lakeshore village around Casa Palopó is different from the next- many inhabitants live and work in their villages throughout their lives, so each one is distinctive, with its own traditional dress and indigenous language.

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Seriously special

Hotel Overview

Where

Perched on the hillside overlooking three stunning volcanoes on Lake Atitlan, Casa Palopó is 90 miles from Guatemala City, and three hours away from Antigua. A helicopter transfer will whisk you here in under 30 minutes, and the views en route are quite spectacular.

Rooms at Casa Palopó

There are seven colourful boutique rooms in the main building- a former private home- as well as a two-bedroom villa above, which has a large kitchen area and living area with fireplaces, and terraces with infinity pools, Jacuzzis and gazebos. All rooms feature unique indigenous, contemporary and African textiles and artworks, and have stunning views of the volcanoes and the lake.

Food and facilities

At 6.8 Palopó, linger over gourmet cuisine throughout the day- in the morning, tuck into a traditional Guatemalan breakfast of chilaquiles (tortilla chips with chorizo and mozzarella) alongside eggs, black beans and plantains; at lunch, enjoy Guatemalan quesadillas or a Palopó burger, and in the evening, the menu includes sirloin steak and salmon fillets, alongside an impressive international wine list. Dine inside by candlelight, or on the terrace while taking in the spectacular views- this is the place to be at sunset. As night falls, head to the cosy bar for a drink by the fireplace.

Activities at Casa Palopó

Take a refreshing dip in the solar-heated pool, and relax afterwards in the poolside lounge chairs or on the beach, or indulge in a massage. Go boating or kayaking on the lake, or hike around the lake and the volcanoes. Explore the characterful Mayan villages along the shores of Lake Atitlán, such as the nearby Santa Catarina Palopó, or cross the lake to Santiago Atitlán, known for its vibrant markets and textiles.

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