This post is a review of Laguna Lodge, the best eco lodge in Guatemala.
Picture this: waking up in a luxurious eco resort, grabbing a cup of organic coffee, and sitting on your private balcony surrounded by volcanos on every side. Welcome to Laguna Lodge, a gorgeous eco-resort in Lake Atitlan.
Only accessible by boat, Laguna Lodge is a hidden treasure on the tourist-filled Lake Atitlan. The resort seamlessly blends nature and luxury, with thatch roof buildings, a lakefront infinity pool, and gorgeous greenery throughout the property.
Here’s what you can expect during your getaway to this luxurious eco-resort on Lake Atitlan.
Laguna Lodge Review:
Getting to Laguna Lodge
From Antigua, you have the option of taking a private shuttle or tourist shuttle to Panajachel. Panajachel is the largest town on Lake Atitlan and the main jumping off point for getting around the lake.
The tourist shuttle can be booked at any tour agency in town (there are tons of them), and the ride will take about 2.5 hours. Expect to pay about $15 each way.
Laguna Lodge can arrange for a private shuttle from Antigua to Lake Atitlan for $135 each way.
Once you arrive in Panajachel, Laguna Lodge offers a complimentary boat ride to the property. The ride takes 15 minutes and can be arranged at the time of booking.
The various Suites at Laguna Lodge all feature hand hewn beds with fine linens and local Guatemalan textiles.
The bathrooms all have come with oversized towels, bathrobes, and eco-friendly toiletries.
In the suites on the upper levels, sliding glass doors take you to the private balcony with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding volcanos. Ground floor suites will have a private patio with beautiful views.
Suites typically cost $195 to $370 per night depending on the number of beds and the suite size. Check current rates on Booking.com.
Images courtesy of Laguna Lodge
The 1500 sq/ft villa has two levels and can sleep 5-6 adults. The lower level has a King bed and the upper level offers another King bed and a Double bed.
Both levels have en-suite bathrooms with organic robes, botanical toiletries, and hand painted artisan features.
The bottom and top floors of the villa both offer spectacular views of the lake and surrounding volcanos.
The villa costs $895 per night for 4 guests, and $50 per night for each additional guest.
Laguna Lodge Sustainability Initiatives
The best eco lodge in Guatemala wouldn’t be the best without some serious sustainability initiatives.
At Laguna Lodge, they’ve brought sustainable practices into every single detail of the resort. Their motto is “Nature is the new luxury” and that shows in every single aspect of the property.
Here are some of the unique sustainability initiatives that they practice:
- Locally-made woven textiles, including bedding, robes, and curtains.
- Refillable metal toiletries provided in the bathrooms
- Water-powered clocks
- Lamp shades made from local Guatemalan corn
- The buildings are made of adobe walls and wood floors
What To Do Onsite
Dine at Zotz
Zotz is Laguna Lodge’s lakefront restaurant which blends eco-cuisine with fine dining. You’ll find local and organic flavors with produce grown in Guatemala. Enjoy the candle-lit atmosphere and volcano views while you dine.
Enjoy the nature reserve
Laguna Lodge is located right in front of a sprawling nature reserve. Hike around the 100 acres of bio diverse land. Enjoy the views, do some bird watching, or take a dip in the lake.
Swim in the infinity pool
Take a dip in the onsite infinity pool and enjoy the volcano views.
Get a treatment at the Hummingbird Spa
The onsite spa provides plenty of services to keep you happy and relaxed. The spa offers plenty of different styles of massage, manicures and pedicures, yoga, and meditation.
My Experience at Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort
I booked a stay at Laguna Lodge eco-resort in Lake Atitlan for my then-boyfriend (now fiancé)’s birthday. We stayed in mostly moderate and budget-friendly accommodations in Guatemala so I wanted to treat him to one luxurious stay.
Our room was absolutely gorgeous, and waking up to the view of the volcanos from our balcony was completely magical. We really enjoyed the little sustainable touches like the locally-made bathrobes and eco-friendly toiletries.
During our stay, we ate dinner at the on-site restaurant and it was absolutely delicious. We both eat mostly plant based and we really enjoyed the meat-free menu.
Even though it was a bit chilly when we visited, we had to take full advantage of the gorgeous infinity pool. It was such a surreal experience to float in the pool and look out at the panoramic views of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
So would we go back? 100% in a heartbeat. Laguna Lodge is the perfect mix of nature, sustainability, and luxury. It was such a relaxing stay and the staff were all so friendly and helpful.
Time to Book Your Stay at Laguna Lodge
Hopefully you’ve learned everything you need to know about Laguna Lodge, the most beautiful eco-resort in Lake Atitlan.
It is genuinely one of the most beautiful properties I’ve ever stayed at. Their commitment to sustainability is incredible and shows up in every single detail.
Laguna Lodge is a boutique resort, so the rooms can book up pretty quickly in the high seasons. I highly recommend booking a few months in advance so you get your first choice of room.
If you have any questions about Laguna Lodge, feel free to comment below or send me a message on Instagram!
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