Casa Palopó, Lake Atitlan

A rustic tropical hideaway, Casa Palopó is a traditional Guatemalan boutique hotel overlooking the glistening waters of the volcano lined Lago de Atitlán. Nestled in the lush hillside, the former residence with only 15 suites is the perfect home from home for couples seeking a romantic refuge or older families set on exploring. Whether you’re looking to relax on a beach, uncover hidden Mayan traditions or get back to nature, Casa Palopó has it covered.


Situated in the Guatemalan Highlands, Casa Palopó is just a short walk from the quaint village of Santa Catarina Palopó. Three hours from the bustling capital, Guatemala City, and La Aurora International Airport, you’re definitely off the beaten track at this stunning rural retreat.

Your Room

Contemporary comfort meets traditional charm in each of the beautifully decorated and spacious suites. Whether you’re staying in the main house or the private villa you won’t be able to escape the breath-taking views of the lake below. You can enjoy a cocktail on your patio soaking up the sun or indulge in a rejuvenating in-room massage.

Why we like it

Casa Palopó has something for everyone – scuba diving in the impressive Lago de Atitlán, candlelit dinners on the terrace, horseback riding through the hills and even your very own private beach. This Guatemalan gem is sure to win your heart, or at least your stomach, with its fantastic restaurant which boasts a varied and delicious menu and has elevated Casa Palopo to be the only Relais & Chateaux property in Guatemala.

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