Eco-lodges in GuatemalaThe best way to spend a beautiful time in nature is to stay at one of Guatemala’s eco-lodges. The country offers these comfortable places to stay in all its best natural areas. Here, visitors can fall asleep surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. After a good night’s sleep, guests wake up to the sound of twittering birds instead of traffic noises.
Guatemala’s eco-lodges nestle in remote areas of the country and offer everything a guest could need. Not only are they a comfortable if rustic stay, but most also serve delicious meals created with healthy, organic ingredients sourced locally. Meanwhile, also included in the stay are activities like hiking, biking and bird watching in the area. When booking your stay, consider the following locations to enjoy everything Guatemala has to offer.
Visit Cobán in the Western HighlandsWhile the town of Cobán has little to offer eco-tourists, it nestles in stunningly beautiful surroundings. The hillsides are covered with forests, interspersed with fascinating coffee farms. Meanwhile, the location offers a range of places to go hiking and birdwatching.
Moreover, Cobán’s surroundings offer a range of attractions to visit, including the limestone pools at Semuc Champey (pictured above) and the Laguín caves.
Lake Atitlán in GuatemalaAmong the most stunning locations in the Central American country is Lake Atitlán, where guests can find comfortable and sustainable accommodation in the town of Panajachel. While gazing at the clear water of the lake, backed by volcanoes and mountains, there is much to do here. Among the popular activities are swimming, kayaking, hiking and zip lining. Meanwhile, the town itself offers a great range of restaurants, serving the local cuisine, as well as bars and shops.
West of Panajachel, Santa Cruz La Laguna also nestles on the shores of Lake Atitlán and is accessible only by boat. This makes it an unspoiled destination with lush green forests backing the shore of the lake. Most of the hotels and amenities in the town are close to the water, but the original Mayan village can be visited with a comfortable inland hike.
Meanwhile, Santa Cruz La Laguna only features one road and there is little to see in town. However, heading out from the town are a number of lakeside trails to explore, plus swimming in the lake. Moreover, the town features a dive shop where visitors can enjoy fun dives and certification courses.
Hang out at Lake Petén ItzáGuatemala’s second biggest lake is Lake Petén Itzá, also set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings. Here, there are several lakeside towns to visit, including El Remate, San Andrés and San José. Each town offers the opportunity to relax, swim in the lake, or explore nature.
Moreover, El Remate is located close to Biotopo Cerro Cahuí, a perfect location for bird watching and hiking. There are also a number of excellent eco-lodges along the lakeside offering local cuisine and a relaxed vibe.
Enjoy an ecological visit to Guatemala, experiencing a sustainable and relaxing vacation.